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June 3, 2011
STILLWATER, Okla. - The Duke men's golf team posted a 3-1-1 win over UCLA on Friday to advance to the semifinals of the NCAA Championship at Karsten Creek Golf Club. The Blue Devils got wins from Austin Cody, Tim Gornik and Wes Roach to set up a semifinal matchup with fifth-seed Georgia.
Gornik, a sophomore from Slovenia, posted a commanding 6 & 5 win over Pontus Widegren. He went 1-up with a par on the second hole and went on to win holes No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5 with pars to go 4-up through five holes. Gornik birdied the par 4 seventh hole to go 5-up before dropping his only hole of the day on No. 8. He recovered to win No. 10 and No. 11 with pars to go to 6-up and added pars on No. 12 and No. 13 to close out Widegren. Gornik is now 3-2 in match play this season.
STILLWATER, Okla. - In a rematch of last year's NCAA Match Play quarterfinals that went in similar fashion, defending national champion Augusta State pulled out a 3-2 victory over Georgia Tech Friday afternoon in the quarterfinal round of the NCAA Championship at Karsten Creek.
With John-Tyler Griffin's 3 and 2 win over Henrik Norlander in the books and James White's 3 and 2 loss to Patrick Reed in the books, three other matches were all square coming down the stretch. The Jaguars pulled out wins at No. 17 with pars and closed out the Yellow Jackets on the 18th in two of those contests for the deciding points.