Men's Golf NCAA ACCtion: Thursday, June 3
June 3, 2010
The Florida State men's golf team finished in second place in stroke play and will face Texas Tech in the first round of match play as the first phase of the NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championship concluded at The Honors Course. The Seminoles advanced to match play as one of the top eight finishing teams in stroke play and will begin three potential rounds of match play Friday.
The first seven teams that will participate in match play were determined through stroke play with a three way tie for eighth place bringing on a playoff Friday morning. Oklahoma State, the stroke play champion will face the winner of the playoff between Stanford, Arizona State and San Diego. No. 2 Florida State will face No. 7 Texas Tech, No. 3 Georgia Tech will face No. 6 Augusta State and No. 4 Washington will face Oregon. In a quarterfinal, semifinal, final match play tournament, the field will be whittled down from eight to four to two to a national champion on Sunday.
Chesson Hadley shot a 3-under-par 69 Thursday, leading Georgia Tech to a 2-under 286 team score and a third-place finish in the stroke-play portion of the NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championship. The Yellow Jackets advance to the match play portion of the championship, where they will play Augusta State at 11:15 a.m. Saturday.
Oklahoma State, trailing Florida State by five shots entering the final round, shot 5-under-par 283 and were remarkably consistent during the stroke-play competition. Their three rounds of 283, 284 and 283 gave them a 14-under-par tournament total of 850, four shots clear of the Seminoles, who finished at 10-under-par 854.
Tech finished at 6-under 858, followed by Washington at 4-under 860, Oregon at 3-under 861, Augusta State at 1-under 863 and Texas Tech at 3-over 867. The Stanford, ASU and San Diego finished at 4-over 868.
The 19th-ranked Virginia men's golf team capped off its finest showing at the NCAA Championships by finishing 11th in the 30-team field. The Cavaliers tied 13th-ranked Florida at 5-over 869 after 54 holes of play. UVa missed being in a multiple-team playoff for the final spot to advance to the match play portion of the tournament by a single stroke.
Will Collins led UVa with a 25th place finish at 1-under 215. He shot 71 during the final round. His performance was the best by a Cavalier at the NCAAs since James Driscoll placed ninth in 2000. Collins has now been UVa's top finisher at the NCAAs for three consecutive years. He was 96th in 2009 and 39th in 2008.
Ben Martin fired a two under par 70 in his final college round, but it was not enough for Clemson to reach the match play cutline at the 2010 NCAA Men's Golf Championships at The Honors Course in Ooltewah, TN near Chattanooga.
Clemson shot a final round 298 as a team and finished in 16th place in the team competition. The Tigers tied with UCLA and Oregon State with 54-hole scores of 11 over par 875.
The Duke men's golf team wrapped up the 2009-10 campaign with a tied for 27th place finish at the NCAA Championship at The Honors Course in Chattanooga, Tenn. Senior Adam Long shot an even-par 72 in this afternoon's final round as the Blue Devils totaled an eight-over 288 to finish the tournament with a 54-hole score of 889 (+25).
Long entered the final round tied for 83rd after shooting a three-over 75 in the second round. He opened today's round with a bogey before playing the next six holes at one-over. Long notched birdies on No. 17 and No. 1 to finish with his sixth even-par round of the season. The senior from St. Louis, Mo. finished tied for 64th with a four-over 220 (73-75-72).
Virginia Tech golfer Marshall Bailey shot a three-round total of 12-over-par 228 and finished tied for 124th place at the NCAA Men's Golf Championship at the 7,395-yard, par 72 The Honors Course in Ooltewah, Tennessee on Thursday afternoon.
Bailey, a junior from Fincastle, Virginia, shot a final round of seven-over-par 79 on Thursday. Scott Langley of Illinois shot a 10-under-par 206 and defeated Alex Ching of San Diego and Peter Uihelin of Oklahoma State by two strokes to win medalist honors.