NCAA Men's Golf Championships ACCtion: Friday, June 1

June 1, 2012

Seminoles Fall to Kent State in One Hole Playoff

PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. - Florida State lost to Kent State in a single hole playoff and did not advance to match play at the Division I Men's Golf Championship at the Riviera Club. The Golden Flashes advanced with a 2 over par score against Florida State's 3 over par score on the first sudden victory playoff hole. The two teams entered the playoff after finishing in a tie for eighth place in the team standings during three rounds of stroke play that concluded Thursday night. The Golden Flashes, as the eighth seed, will now face top seeded Alabama in the first round of three rounds of match play with the national team champion being decided on Sunday.

Florida State earned an eighth place national finish - the second time in the last three seasons the Seminoles have finished in the top eight. The Seminoles finished in third place during the 2010 National Championship finals.

Men's Golf in Sudden Victory Playoff Friday at 11 AM

PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. - Florida State and Kent State will play in a sudden victory playoff on Friday beginning at 11:00 a.m EST to determine the eighth and final team participant in the match play bracket of the 2012 NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championship at the Riviera Golf Club. The Seminoles and the Golden Flashes finished tied with identical scores of 23 over par 875 after three rounds of stroke play.

The sudden victory playoff will begin on hole No. 18 and will count the low for scores relative to par on each hole until a winner is declared. Play will continue with new scoring on each hole until one of the two teams emerges as the winner and advances to the match play format of the competition.

Florida State's senior All-American Brooks Koepka, the Seminoles' last golfer of the round, drained a six-foot putt for par on the 18th and final hole of the third round to keep the Seminoles tied and force a playoff between the two teams. Koepka was playing in the final group with Kent State's McKenzie Hughes who bogeyed his final hole to drop the Golden Flashes into a tie with the Seminoles with only Koepka left to finish out the hole. Koepka stepped up and made his final putt to keep the teams even.

UVa Men's Golfers Finish 22nd at NCAA Championships

PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. - The No. 16 Virginia men's golf team turned in its best single-round score during the final round of stroke play at the NCAA Championships to finish in a tie for 22nd place. The Cavaliers shot 6-over 290 Thursday at Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif., for a three-day total of 36-over 888. The top eight teams from the 30-team field advanced to the match play portion of the tournament, scheduled to run through Sunday.

After shooting 22-over 306 during the first round, the Cavaliers were a long shot to advance to match play, but head coach Bowen Sargent was proud of the way his team bounced back for the two days of play.

"It was nice to see the two seniors, Ben (Kohles) and Bruce (Woodall), play well today," Sargent said. "I thought they were real resilient the last two rounds and came back and played two really nice rounds."

Hokies Finish 24th at NCAA Championships

PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. - The Virginia Tech golf team shot a three-round total of 38-over-par 890 and finished 24th overall after the final round of medal play at the 2012 NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championship on Thursday. The tournament is being played at the 7,292-yard, par-71 Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Ca.

The Hokies shot rounds of 299 on Tuesday and 302 on Wednesday, before improving to a five-over-par 289 on Thursday for the total of 890. The top eight teams advance to match play and the right to play for the national championship, beginning Friday morning.

Freshman Scott Vincent (Harare, Zimbabwe) led the Hokies with a total of six-over-par 219, tying for 45th place. Fellow freshman Trevor Cone (Concord, N.C.) finished tied for 77th at 224 and sophomore Bryce Chalkley (Richmond, Va.) and senior Blake Redmond (Sugar Land, Texas) each shot 225, tying for 89th place.

Choi Fires -1 (70); Finishes T37th at NCAA Championship

PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. - NC State sophomore Albin Choi finished tied for 37th after a final-round 1-under 70 on Thursday at the 2012 NCAA Championship at Riviera Country Club.

Playing as an individual after his NCAA Regional victory two weeks ago in Ann Arbor, Mich., Choi posted a 54-hole score of 5-over 218 (71-77-70).

His final round began with a bang after an eagle at the par-5 first hole, and immediately followed with a birdie at the extremely difficult 463-yard par-4 second and right out of the gate Choi found himself 3-under-par.