NCAA Golf Championship ACCtion: Thursday, June 2

June 2, 2011

Duke Reaches Match Play at NCAA Championships

STILLWATER, Okla. - Duke posted the low round of the day with a five-over 293 to finish eighth overall and reach the match-play portion of the NCAA Championship at Karsten Creek Golf Club. Freshman Austin Cody posted an even-par 72 on Thursday to help the Blue Devils climbed four spots to grab the final spot in match play.

Tech Winds Up Second to UCLA in NCAA Stroke Play

STILLWATER, Okla. - John-Tyler Griffin led Georgia Tech with a 74 Thursday and Kyle Scott added a 75, but Georgia Tech posted a team total of 14-over-par 302 and slipped back to second place in the medal race after 54 holes at the NCAA Golf Championship. UCLA, which began the day one stroke behind the Yellow Jackets, shot 10-over 298 and captured medalist honors.

Thus, the Yellow Jackets earned the second seed for the match play portion of the championship and will face 7th seed Augusta State in the first round at 12:30 p.m. Eastern time Friday. A rematch of last year's quarterfinals, when Tech was the third seed and Augusta State was sixth, the Jaguars defeated the Yellow Jackets, 3-2, and went on to win the NCAA Championship at the Honors Course in Ooltewah, Tenn.

Pack Finishes 27th at NCAA Championship

STILLWATER, Okla. - 20th-seeded and 24th-ranked NC State finished 27th at the 2011 NCAA Men's Golf Championship at the par-72, 7,416-yard Karsten Creek layout.

In its 16th appearance in the championship, the Wolfpack moved up one spot in the field from yesterday among a field of 30 institutions. The top eight teams advance to a three-day match play tournament to determine the national champion.

Lee Bedford Finishes Tied for 32nd at NCAA Championship

STILLWATER, Okla. - Wake Forest junior All-American Lee Bedford finished his year with a final round 75 to finish tied for 32nd at the 2011 NCAA Men's Golf Championship. The 54-hole event was played at Karsten Creek Golf Club in Stillwater, Okla.

Bedford came into the final round in a tie for 36th and was in need of a special round. A bogey at the first was not the way he wanted to start the day but he regrouped and would card a birdie and a bogey over the final eight holes of the front nine to make the turn in 1-over 37. The Cary, NC, native then made another birdie on the par-3 11th, his third birdie of the week on that hole, and would finish with a round of 3-over 75. For the week, Bedford made a total eight birdies and finished at 6-over par.