The Cal State Monterey Bay Disc Golf team leaves Tuesday morning for the 2011 National Collegiate Disc Golf Championships in Augusta, Georgia.

They enter the 36-team tournament ranked #9 in the nation. Other West Coast schools ranked are the University of Oregon (#2), UC Santa Cruz (#16), San Diego State (#20), California Baptist (#23), Pasadena City College (#30), and the University of the Pacific (#41).

The Otters earned an automatic berth in this year's national championship by finishing tied for 11th in last year's tournament.

The first round begins on Thursday, April 14th. Follow the team on Twitter at