NCAA Men's Golf ACCtion: Tuesday, May 28

May 28, 2013

Tech Rides Afternoon Wave to 2nd Place at NCAA Championship

MILTON, Ga. — Ollie Schniederjans birdied his first four holes en route to a team-best 3-under-par 67 as 7th-ranked Georgia Tech opened the NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championship with a 6-under-par team score of 274 and stands in second place.

Seth Reeves finished at 1-under 69, a score matched by ACC Champion Anders Albertson and freshman Shun Yat Hak for the Yellow Jackets.

Tech came the closest to matching the 10-under-par 270 shot by Arizona State in the morning wave, finishing the round four shots out. The Sun Devils rode the back of freshman Jon Rahm, who set a competitive course record on the 7,319-yard Capital City Club Crabapple Course with a 9-under-par 61.

No. 2 Alabama, spurred by Justin Thomas’ 67, is in third place after a 5-under-par 275, followed by Illinois at 4-under 276. Top-ranked California, who tied Tech for the PING/Golfweek Preview Invitational title here in the fall, is in fifth place after a 3-under-par 277. Rounding out the top 10 are Oklahoma (2-under 278), 4th-ranked Texas and Oklahoma State (each at 1-under 279), North Florida (even-par 280) and 5th-ranked Washington (1-over 281).


Berger Leads Seminoles after First Round

MILTON, Ga. — After the first round of the NCAA Championships, the No. 15 Florida State men’s golf team is tied for 19th at the Crabapple Course at the Capital City Club. Sophomore Daniel Berger leads the team with a 1-under 69 while the team finished with a 7-over 287.

The Seminoles teed off at 2 p.m. from the 10th hole and will tee off at 8:40 a.m. from the first tee on Wednesday. The team is eight strokes behind Thursday’s cutoff of 8th place. Arizona State leads the tournament with a 10-under 270 in the 30-team field.

Berger started the day with three birdies through six holes and ended up finishing the back nine 2-under. After bogeys on the first and third hole, he finished the day tied for 20th and is only four strokes back from second place.


McCarthy Opens Play at NCAA Championships

MILTON, Ga. — Virginia sophomore golfer Denny McCarthy opened play at the NCAA Championships by shooting 2-over 72 at the Capital City Club in Atlanta. McCarthy is competing as an individual in the 54-hole stroke play portion of the championship.

McCarthy’s opening round score has him in a tie for 66th place after the first 18 holes of play. He had four bogeys and two birdies during his round.

Arizona State’s Jon Rahm jumped out to an early lead in the 156-player field, shooting 9-under 61. Rahm helped the Sun Devils take the early lead in the team championship at 10-under 270. Host Georgia Tech is in second place at 6-under 274.

McCarthy will tee off at 9 a.m. from the 10th hole during the second round of the tournament.