Men's Golf NCAA ACCtion: Thursday, May 20
May 20, 2010
Clemson in Second Place After First Round of NCAA Southeast Regional
Clemson trails number-one ranked Oklahoma State (282) by just one shot after the first 18 holes. Host school Georgia Tech is in third place at seven-over-par 287, while Georgia Southern is fourth at 288. Brigham Young is in fifth place at 289. Arizona State, seeded second in the field of 13 teams, is sixth at 290. South Alabama, Wake Forest and Furman are all tied for seventh at 292.
Play will continue on Friday and Saturday. After 54 holes are completed on Saturday, the top five teams will advance to The Honors Course at Chattanooga, TN for the NCAA National Championships, which will be held June 1-5.
Florida State In 4th At Regional
Florida State is tin fourth place among the 14 teams playing in the regional championship that will see the top five teams and the top scoring individual not on one of the qualifying teams will advance to the NCAA Division I Championship at the Honors Course at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga, June 1-4.
Stanford holds the team lead with a three stroke advantage over Florida. The Cardinal are one of five teams with two players in the top 10 of the individual standings and the only school in the 14-team field with each of its five players ranked among the top 25. Alexander Sitompul of the University of Michigan is the individual leader as he carded a four-under par score of 66.
Hokies tied for fifth after first round of NCAA regional
Sophomore Blake Redmond (Sugar Land, Texas) and freshman Mikey Moyers (Stanardsvile, Virginia) each shot even-par 70 on Thursday to lead the Hokies. Both are making their NCAA Championship debuts in this event. They are tied for 13th overall, four strokes behind leader Alexander Sitompul of Michigan.
Juniors Marshall Bailey (Fincastle, Virginia) and Garland Green (Tazewell, Virginia) are tied for 29th place at two-over-par 72. Freshman Jacob Everts (Ooltewah, Tennessee) is tied for 36th at 73.
UVa Men’s Golfers Open Regional Play in Sixth Place
Texas grabbed the early lead by shooting 6-under 274. Penn State and Kent State are tied for second at 3-under 277. East Tennessee State is fourth at 278 and Alabama is one shot ahead of the Cavaliers and Bruins at 281.
Virginia was led by a pair of 1-under 69s posted by Amory Davis and Will Collins. They are tied for ninth place after 18 holes. Kyle Stough shot 1-over 71 and is 27th. Ben Kohles and Henry Smart both shot 3-over 73 and are in 50th place.
Wake Forest Right In The Mix After Day 1 Of NCAA Southeast Regional
All of the teams this week are vying for one of the top-5 spots which earns a trip to the NCAA Championships in two weeks at the Honors Course in Chattanooga, Tenn. Oklahoma State currently holds the top-spot after round of 282 while ACC-foe Clemson is a close second 283. ACC Champion Georgia Tech posted a 287 and is in third place and Georgia Southern is in fourth at 288. BYU carded a 289 and currently holds the fifth spot but Arizona State is a shot behind in 6th after a 290. Wake Forest is one of three teams tied for seventh after a 292.
For the second-straight year, sophomore Lee Bedford led the Deacons in the opening round as he made 16 pars to go along with a birdie and a bogey in an even-par round of 70. The Cary, NC, native has now played seven of his last nine rounds at par or better and is averaging 70.6 strokes per round over that stretch. He will start the second round tied for 10th.
Duke In 11th at NCAA Central Regional
Top-seed Stanford holds the first round lead with a three-under 277 with Florida two shots back with a 279. LSU posted an even-par 280 and Florida State shot a 283 (+3) to sit in third and fourth, respectively. Virginia Tech and Northwestern are tied for fifth at four-over (284) with Michigan (285), Indiana (285), Iowa (288) and N.C. State (289) rounding out the top 10. Duke is 11th with a 292 followed by Detroit Mercy (297), Murray State (297) and St. Francis [Pa.] (319).
Senior Adam Long was the lone Blue Devil to get off to a fast start on Thursday, posting birdies on No. 10, No. 12 and No. 15 to get to three-under in the round. He carded a bogey on the par 5 17th hole and made the turn with a two-under 33. The St. Louis, Mo., native birdied No. 2 and No. 3 to get to four-under and grab a share of the tournament lead heading into the final six holes of play. He went through a bogey-double-bogey-bogey stretch on Nos. 6-8 and closed with a par to close the day with an even-par 70. He enters Friday's second round tied for 13th overall.
Oklahoma State Holds Narrow Lead After Round 1 Of NCAA SE Golf Regional
The Cowboys, the No. 1 seed in the regional, shot a 2-over par 282 on the par 70, 7,182-yard layout about 20 miles outside of Atlanta. Clemson (283, +3) is one shot back, followed by regional host and ACC champion Georgia Tech (287, +7), Georgia Southern (288, +8) and Brigham Young (289, +9). Arizona State, the regional's No. 2 seed, is in sixth place (290, +10).
There is a logjam atop the individual leader board with nine players all within one shot of the lead and 12 players within two shots. Four players, including Georgia Tech's John-Tyler Griffin, are tied for first after shooting scores of 2-under par 68.
NC State in 10th at NCAA Regionals
Junior Matt Hill was the Pack’s top golfer on the day, as he shot a one-under (69) and is currently in eight place.
The top individual not on the five advancing teams will also advance to the NCAA Championship, and Alexander Sitompal of Michigan, who also leads the individual standings, is that current golfer at four-under (66).
Tar Heel Golfers 12th At NCAA Regionals
McGowan, from Southern Pines, N.C., is tied for 39th place going into Friday's second round. Henry Zaytoun III, a junior from Raleigh, N.C., fired a three-over 75 and stands tied for 48th. Junior Kevin O'Connell, from Cary, N.C., and sophomore Jack Fields, from Southern Pines, both carded a four-over 76 on Thursday and are tied for 53rd place. Chase MacFarland, a senior from Savannah, Ga., shot 82 and stands tied for 69th.
Host Texas A&M and Texan Christian lead the field of 14 teams by firing 11-under 277 totals. North Florida is three strokes back in third place at eight-under 280. Texas Tech is fourth at 282 while Wichita State is fifth at 283, Pepperdine is sixth at 286 and Auburn is seventh at 288. At the conclusion of the three-round event, the top five teams and the top individual (not on those five teams) advance on to the NCAA Championships to be played June 1-6 at The Honors Course in Chattanooga, Tenn.