ACC Men's Golf: Louisville Advances to NCAA Fourth Round

Cards Advance to Fourth Round at NCAA Championships

EUGENE, Ore. - The No. 30 seed University of Louisville men's golf team is moving on to the fourth round of stroke play in the 2016 NCAA Championships after finishing the final round in a five-way tie for 14th place. The tournament is taking place at the par-70, 7,014-yard Eugene Country Club in Eugene, Ore.

The Cardinals fired a 294 (+14) on Sunday, bringing their three-day total to 867 (+27) and putting them in a tie for 14th place with Oklahoma, TCU, Clemson and Georgia.

Louisville and Oklahoma advanced to Monday's final round of stroke play due to the tournament's tiebreaker rules, which determine the advancing teams based on the aggregate total of the first three rounds' non-counting scores.

Clemson Finishes 14th at NCAA Championships

EUGENE, Ore. - Austin Langdale had a one-over-par 71 and classmate Carson Young had a two-over-par 72 on Sunday to lead Clemson to a five-way tie for 14th place at the NCAA Men’s Golf Championship at Eugene Country Club in Eugene, Oregon. Clemson finished with a score of 27 over par 867, tied with Louisville, Oklahoma, TCU and Georgia.

The top 15 teams from the 30 team field advance to the final round of stroke play on Monday, but the Tigers did not advance as they lost out in the tie breaker system. Ties for the final positions in the stroke play tournament are broken by comparing the aggregate of the non-counting scores for the three rounds. Louisville won the tie-breaker for the 14th spot based on the +20 aggregate for their non-counters in the tournament. Oklahoma earned the 15th and final spot with a +24. Clemson’s non counters were +27 for the three rounds.

Knowing he needed to make a birdie on the 450-yard par four last hole as Clemson’s final player, Stephen Behr hit his drive down the middle and hit his second shot from 180 yards to within eight feet of the pin. But, his birdie attempt missed by one inch on the right of the hole and he had to settle for a par.

FSU Golf Ties for 19th at NCAA Championship

EUGENE, Ore. – The 13th-seeded Florida State Men’s Golf team concludes its run in the NCAA Golf Championship on Sunday evening as it finished one stroke outside of the Top 15 cutline at Eugene Country Club.

The Seminoles were 9-over on Sunday and finished at 28-over for the championship to tie for 19th with Houston and Auburn. An opportunity to get into the Top 15 tie-breaker was had on the 18th hole, but a missed putt from a not-so-easy distance foiled that chance.

Junior Josh Lee was the top performing Seminole once again, shooting 1-over for the Sunday round and finishing at 4-over for the tournament to tie for 30th so far. His birdie putt attempt on the 18th to possibly put FSU in the Top 15 for Monday was not converted, but he kept FSU in the hunt all weekend with a superb display.

Hoos Finish 22nd at NCAAs, Bard Advances

EUGENE, Ore. - The No. 23 Virginia men’s golf team posted the third best score of the day, but it was not enough for UVA to make the 54-hole, 15-team cut and advance to fourth round of medal play at the NCAA Championships. The Cavaliers placed 22nd overall with a three-day total of 29-over 869.

Virginia’s finish was its seventh best in 16 trips to the NCAA Championships. The Cavaliers third-round score of 3-over 283 was the second best it has ever posted in NCAA play.

Virginia junior Derek Bard (New Hartford, N.Y.) moved on to the final round of medal play after finishing in a tie for 20th place at 3-over 213. He shot 1-over 71 during the final round and advanced by being one of the top nine individuals not on one of the 15 teams that made the 54-hole cut.

Demon Deacons Finish 23rd at NCAA Championship

EUGENE, Ore. – The Wake Forest men’s golf team concluded a 23rd place finish at the NCAA Championship with a 13-over third round 293 during Sunday’s play at the Eugene Country Club. The Demon Deacons finish the tournament at 31-over, four shots from the cut line for the final round of stroke play.

Wake Forest was led Sunday by sophomore Will Zalatoris, who shot a 1-over round of 71. He is at 3-over for the tournament and will play the final round of stroke play on Monday as an individual. Zalatoris advanced as one of the top nine individuals on teams who did not advance to the final round.

Senior Davis Womble concluded his Demon Deacon career with a 5-over round of 75, to finish the championship at 5-over. He finished T-36th on the individual leaderboard.