NCAA Men's Golf ACCtion: Thursday, May 30

May 30, 2013

Tech Earns No. 2 Seed for Match Play at NCAA Championship

MILTON, Ga. -- Seth Reeves posted his third straight subpar round Thursday with a 68, and Georgia Tech completed 54 holes of stroke play in second place at the NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championship. The Yellow Jackets advance to the match play portion of the championship for the third time in the last four years.

Tech, with a 10-under-par tournament total of 830, is the No. 2 seed and faces No. 7 UNLV (842, +2) at 11:30 a.m. Friday at the Capital City Club Crabapple Course. Top-ranked California (824, -16) started extremely strong for the second straight day and finished first by six shots over Tech, earning the top seed for match play against No. 8 Arizona State (842, +2) at 10 a.m. Friday.

Alabama (833, -7) finished third and will face No. 6 seed New Mexico (842, +2) at 12:15 p.m., while Texas (833, -7) finished fourth and takes on No. 5 seed Illinois (835, -5) at 10:45 a.m.

Florida State's Berger Finishes Tied For Second at NCAAs


MILTON, Ga. -- The Florida State men's golf team came one stroke away from a playoff for match play, but was unable to capitalize on their great play and finished tied for 11th. Sophomore Daniel Berger finished tied for second in the individual standings at the NCAA Championships held at the Crabapple Course at the Capital City Club.

The Seminoles started the day on the tough back nine and ended up only 1-over par. Once they made the turn, Florida State turned on their engines and started making birdies beginning with freshman Rowin Caron on the fifth hole. At that point, Berger made back-to-back birdies on five and six.

Senior Doug Letson made back-to-back birdies on the seventh and eighth hole to put the Seminoles one stroke away from the playoff for the top eight teams. The Seminoles did not give up but went on to miss putts by mere inches and finished with three bogeys.


Virginia's McCarthy Finishes 22nd at NCAA Championships

MILTON, Ga. -- Virginia sophomore golfer Denny McCarthy finished the NCAA Championships in 22nd place after shooting 1-under 69 during the final round of stroke play. McCarthy turned in a 54-hole total of 2-under 208 at the Capital City Club in Atlanta. McCarthy played his final 36 holes at 4-under par.

McCarthy posted four birdies during his first 11 holes of the final round before posting bogeys on three holes down the stretch.

An All-ACC selection the past two seasons, McCarthy finished 77th at the 2012 NCAA Championships at the end of his freshman campaign.

California's Max Homa won the NCAA individual title with a score of 9-under 201.