NCAA Division I Men’s National Championship – 2022 Preview & Results

1st June 2022

Match Play Final

TEXAS beat ARIZONA STATE 3-2 in the Final to win the 2022 NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championship.

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Texas University (Photo: NCAA)

Texas finished fourth in the stroke play qualifying and previously beat Oklahoma State and Vanderbilt in match play.

Arizona State finished seventh in the stroke play qualifying and took out Oklahoma and Pepperdine in the earlier match play rounds.

Interestingly Texas’s two previously unbeaten players Cole Hammer and Mason Nome both lost their games in the Final with the longhorns relying on Parker Coody, Pierceson Coody and Travis Vick to secure the title.

Arizona State’s David Puig (ESP), who announced on the day of the final he would be competing in the Saudi Arabian-backed LIV Golf series, won his match.

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Final Results (Graphic: GolfStat)

Click this link to view the – GOLFSTAT 2022 MATCH PLAY RESULTS – TEAM

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31st May 2022

Match Play Semi-Finals (PM)

ARIZONA STATE beat defending champions PEPPERDINE 4-1 in the opening Semi-Final. Mason Andersen, Preston Summerhays and Cameron Sick maintained their unbeaten records. James Leow was substituted in for Jose Ballester this afternoon but suffered the team’s only defeat.

TEXAS will play Arizona State in the final having beat VANDERBILT 3-1-1 in their Semi-Final. Cole Hammer has won both of his games whilst Mason Nome remains unbeaten with one win and one draw to his name.

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Semi-Final Results (Graphic: GolfStat)

Match Play Quarter Finals (AM)

GB&I interest ended with TEXAS TECH‘s 3-2 loss to Vanderbilt. Sandy SCOTT beat William Moll 2&1 but Calum SCOTT bogeyed the 18th to hand Reid Davenport a 1 Hole victory.

ARIZONA STATE beat OKLAHOMA 3-2. Chris Gotterup, who later in the day collected the Haskins Award which is handed out to the outstanding male collegiate golfer, was notably thrashed 7&5 by Preston Summerhays.

Defending champions PEPPERDINE got the better of NORTH CAROLINA 3-2 whilst TEXAS beat OKLAHOMA STATE 3-2 in the final match of the series.

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Quarter Final Results (Graphic: GolfStat)

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30th May 2022

Stroke Play Round 4

Gordon SARGENT of Vanderbilt won the Individual title at the NCAA Division I Men’s Championship.

He beat Eugenio LOPEZ-CHACARRA (Oklahoma State), Parker COODY (Texas) and Ryan BURNETT (North Carolina) with a birdie three, his first of the day, on the opening play-off hole. Sargent shot a 4-over 74 in the final round as all four players finished their 72 holes on 280 (Ev).

Chris GOTTERUP (Oklahoma) missed out on the play-off with a bogy on his 72nd hole.

Sargent is the ninth freshman to accomplish this feat and the first since Jamie Lovemark in 2007.

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Gordon Sargent (Photo: NCAA)

Calum SCOTT again delivered the best round by a GB&I player adding another 70 (Ev) to his Championship resume. Whilst older brother Sandy SCOTT‘s 74 wasn’t required their TEXAS TECH  team produced a 284 (+4) total for the day to qualify for the match play stage in 8th place on +33.

The other seven qualifiers were VANDERBILTOKLAHOMA and NORTH CAROLINA (+14), who shared medalist honours, TEXAS (+17) who enjoyed a 277 -3 final round, OKLAHOMA STATE (+21), PEPPERDINE (+26) and ARIZONA STATE (+28).

The eight qualifying schools were all ranked in the top 8 heading into the Championships.

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Final Team Results (Graphic: GolfStat)

Callum BRUCE (Kansas) and Dan BRADBURY (Florida State), playing the final round as Individuals, were unable to make much progress up the leaderboard on Day 4.

GB&I Round 3 Individual Scores

Sandy Scott         75-71-72-74  (+12)  T43
Callum Bruce       71-70-78-74  (+13)  T47
Dan Bradbury      73-75-71-78  (+17)  T61
Calum Scott         xx-75-70-70

GolfStat Score Links

Click these links to view the – GOLFSTAT 2022 STROKE PLAY RESULTS – TEAM and INDIVIDUAL

PGA TOUR University Velocity Global Ranking

The second season of the PGA TOUR University Ranking concluded after the completion of the Stroke Play Stage of the NCAA Division I Men’s Championship.

As expected long time leader Pierceson COODY (Texas) secured the top spot in the 2021/22 ranking.

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Pierceson Coody (Photo: Taylor Crosby / PGA TOUR)

Coody was joined in the all-important top 5 by Jacob BRIDGEMAN (Clemson), Logan MCALLISTER (Oklahoma), RJ MANKE (Washington) and Cole HAMMER (Texas). These five players have earned Korn Ferry Tour membership and are exempt into all full field events from 9th June. They are also fast tracked into the Final Stage of this year’s Korn Ferry Tour Qualifying School tournament.

Alex FITZPATRICK (Wake Forest) finished in sixth place to earn membership on one of the PGA TOUR’s International Tours and an exemption into the 2022 Second Stage of this year’s Korn Ferry Tour Qualifying School tournament.

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29th May 2022

Stroke Play Round 3

Calum SCOTT delivered the best round by a GB&I player in Round 3. His 70 (Ev) along with his brother’s Sandy SCOTT‘s 72 (+2) helped their TEXAS TECH team qualify for Day 4 in tied 9th place.

The top 15 teams and 9 individuals not on those teams progressed to the final stroke play round which will be played on Monday.

After 54 holes OKLAHOMA (-1) lead the Team competition with a 4-from-5 total score of 839 (-1). OKLAHOMA STATE (+3) are second, VANDERBILT (+5) third, NORTH CAROLINA (+9) fourth and defending champions PEPPERDINE (+13) fifth.

BRIGHAM YOUNG (+37) were 23rd in the Team standings after 36 holes. Due to religious observances the Cougars do not play on Sundays so they played their third round last Thursday, after everyone else had practiced. Each member of their team played as a single with a marker. They posted a 290 (+10) team score which three days later helped them jump up two places to tied 21st in the standings on +47.

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Round 3 Team Scores (Graphic: GolfStat)

After 54 holes Sandy SCOTT +8 tied 44th is the leading GB&I player.

Callum BRUCE and Dan BRADBURY, +9 tied 49th, also qualified for the final round as leading individuals not on one of the top 15 teams.

Alex FITZPATRICK followed up his second round 65 with a 71. On -4 for his two rounds he potentially should be contesting the Individual title but having missed the first round due to illness he is unfortunately now on his way home.

After 54 holes Gordon SARGENT (Vanderbilt) -4 leads the Individual standings. Chris GOTTERUP (Oklahoma) -3 is second, Eugenio LOPEZ-CHACARRA (Oklahoma State) -2 third and Patrick WELCH (Oklahoma) -1 fourth. Welch shot the round of the week in Round 3; an outstanding 63 which included seven unblemished birdies.

GB&I Round 3 Individual Scores

Sandy Scott         75-71-72  (+8)  T44
Dan Bradbury      73-75-71  (+9)  T49
Callum Bruce       71-70-78  (+9)  T49
Calum Scott         xx-75-70

Missed Cut
Barclay Brown     76-72-75  (+13)
Archie Davies      75-76-78  (+19)
Mark Power         78-73-81  (+22)
Ben Carberry       75-77-82  (+24)
Alex Fitzpatrick    xx-65-71

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28th May 2022

Stroke Play Round 2

Alex FITZPATRICK made a triumphant return to the Wake Forest line up by shooting a bogey free, joint best of the week 65 (-5). He replaced Clay Stirsman in the Deacs team. However, by missing the first round due to illness he is obviously now excluded from the Individual competition.

Callum BRUCE maintained his momentum with an even par 70 which included three birdies, two of them coming on his opening two holes, the 10th and 11th. He finished the day on 141 +1 in tied 9th place.

The next best placed GB&I player is Sandy SCOTT who followed up his opening 75 with a 71. On 146 +6 he sits in tied 42nd place.

Calum SCOTT replaced Andy Lopez in the Texas Tech line up and contributed a counting 75 on Day 2.

The course remains tough to score on with only 10 players breaking par in Round 2 out of the 156 starters.

After 36 holes Cole SHERWOOD (Vanderbilt) -3 leads Aman GUPTA (Oklahoma State) and Gordon SARGENT (Vanderbilt), both -2, in the Individual standings.

OKLAHOMA (+2) came through the field to take the lead in the Team competition with a Round 2 4-from-5 score of 275 -5, the lowest of the week. VANDERBILT (+4) are second, OKLAHOMA STATE (+6) third, NORTH CAROLINA (+9) fourth and defending champions PEPPERDINE (+16) fifth.

GB&I Round 2 Individual Scores
Callum Bruce       71-70  (+1)  T9  (up 7)
Sandy Scott         75-71  (+6)  T42  (up 40)
Barclay Brown     76-72  (+8)  T65  (up 36)
Dan Bradbury      73-75  (+8)  T65  (down 23)
Mark Power         78-73  (+11)  T97  (up 34)
Archie Davies      75-76  (+11)  T97  (down 15)
Ben Carberry       75-77  (+12)  T109  (down 27)

Alex Fitzpatrick    xx-65
Calum Scott         xx-75

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27th May 2022

Stroke Play Round 1

Alex FITZPATRICK and Calum SCOTT, having originally been selected for Round 1 by their Wake Forest and Texas Tech coaches respectively didn’t make it to the first tee. Fitzpatrick had a stomach bug whilst Coach Greg Sands appears to have had a late change of heart and gone with Sandy SCOTT rather than his younger brother in the Texas Tech line up.

Likewise Callum BRUCE was called upon for the first round to play for Kansas University having initially travelled as the No. 6 Reserve.

With temperatures rising to 100 degrees the course played firm and fast and proved a challenge for all of the competitors. Just seven players out of the 156 starters broke par.

Harry HILLIER (Kansas) and Brendan VALDES (Auburn) lead the Individual standings after shooting 68’s (-2).

VANDERBILT (+2) lead OREGON and AUBURN (+5) and KANSAS and ARIZONA (+6) in the team competition.

GB&I Round 1 Individual Scores
Callum Bruce       71  (+1)  T16
Dan Bradbury      73  (+3)  T42
Archie Davies      75  (+5)  T82
Sandy Scott         75  (+5)  T82
Ben Carberry       75  (+5)  T82
Barclay Brown     76  (+6)  T101
Mark Power         78  (+8)  T131

Alex Fitzpatrick    xx
Calum Scott         xx

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25th May 2022

The 2022 NCAA Division I Men’s National Championship starts on Friday 27th May at Greyhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona with Arizona State University hosting the competition.

Greyhawk staged the National Championships last year and has just finished hosting the 2022 NCAA Division I Women’s event. The course is 7,289 yards long and plays to a par of 70. With a tough set up always assured few players are understandably able to break par over the 72 holes.

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Greyhawk Golf Club

30 5-man teams and 6 individuals not on those teams qualified to play through six Regional events played on 16th – 18th May. To learn more about the Regionals please read my earlier article – NCAA Division I Men’s Regionals – 2022 Preview & Results

At the National Championship 54 holes of stroke play will be played on 27th – 29th May. A cut will then take place which will see the top 15 teams and nine individuals not on those teams play a final 18 holes on 30 May. After 72 holes an Individual champion is crowned with the leading 8 teams progressing to a match play stage. Seeded match play will then take place on 31 May – 1 June and will be used determine the Team national champions.

Team scores in the stroke play stage are based on a best four from five players cumulative total.

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There are seven GB&I players competing this year – Dan BRADBURY (Florida State), Barclay BROWN (Stanford), Ben CARBERRY (East Tennessee State), Archie DAVIES (East Tennessee State), Alex FITZPATRICK (Wake Forest), Mark POWER (Wake Forest) and Calum SCOTT (Texas Tech).

Callum BRUCE (San Diego State) and Sandy SCOTT (Texas Tech) will start the week as No. 6 substitute players for their respective teams but will probably see some action in due course. At the start of each stroke play and match play round reserves can be introduced by team coaches to cover for illness, injuries and / or loss of form.

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Here is a list of the competing teams and individuals, along with their current GolfStat 2021/22 Season Rankings and earlier Regional site results in brackets: –

TEAMS

Arizona 26 (Texas, 1st)
Arizona State 4 (California, 1st)
Arkansas 14 (Ohio, 4th)
Auburn 17 (Oklahoma, 2nd)
Brigham Young 41 (California, 3rd)
College of Charleston 49 (Florida, 5th)
East Tennessee State 30 (Ohio, 5th)
Florida 10 (Florida, 3rd)
Florida State 18 (Florida 2nd)
Georgia 15 (Texas, 5th)
Georgia Tech 11 (Ohio, T1)
Georgia Southern 44 (Connecticut, 5th)
Kansas 25 (Texas, 5th)
Liberty 38 (California, 5th)
North Carolina 5 (Connecticut, 2nd)
North Florida 33 (Connecticut, T3)
Ohio State University 32 (Ohio, 3rd)
Oklahoma 1 (Oklahoma, 1st)
Oklahoma State 2 (Ohio, T1)
Ole Miss 23 (Oklahoma, 3rd)
Oregon 27 (California, 4th)
Pepperdine 6 (Texas, 2nd)
South Florida 31 (Florida, 4th)
Stanford 13 (California, 2nd)
Texas 7 (Oklahoma, 4th)
Texas A&M 12 (Texas, 3rd)
Texas Tech 8 (Connecticut, T3)
Utah 47 (Oklahoma, 5th)
Vanderbilt 3 (Florida, 1st)
Wake Forest 16 (Connecticut, 1st)

INDIVIDUALS

Carson Barry – Oregon State (Texas)
Zach Byers – Gardner-Webb (Florida) 
Thomas Giroux – Oakland (Ohio)
Evans Lewis – South Carolina (Oklahoma)
RJ Manke – Washington (California)
Adrian Vagberg – VCU (Connecticut)

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PGA TOUR University Velocity Global Ranking

The stroke play stage of the NCAA Championship is the final tournament for the 2022 PGA Tour University ranking.

Players finishing 1st-5th earn membership on the Korn Ferry Tour and players finishing 6th-15th secure membership on one of the PGA TOUR’s international tours.

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The Current PGA TOUR University Velocity Global Ranking

Coody, McAllister and Bridgeman are already very likely to finish in the top 5 but any of the eight players ranked 4th-13th, shown above, who qualified for the Championships could still join them.

Using a target average points score of 1061 (which would be No. 5 in the current Ranking) the above table shows where each of the challenging players needs to finish to get one of the big prizes. From a GB&I perspective Alex FITZPATRICK (ENG) will need a minimum top 9 finish to secure a spot on the Korn Ferry Tour.

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Weather Forecast

Unsurprisingly the weather forecast for Scottsdale, Arizona is perfect for tournament week. Perhaps a little warm in the early days for the GB&I players.

Fri 27th May – Sunny / Wind 9 mph SW / Temp. Min. 25°C / Max. 40°C,
Sat 28th May – Sunny / Wind 12 mph SW  / Temp. Min. 24°C / Max. 38°C
Sun 29th May – Sunny / Wind 15 mph SW / Temp. Min. 23°C / Max. 36°C
Mon 30th May – Sunny / Wind 16 mph SW / Temp. Min. 21°C / Max. 32°C
Tue 31st May – Sunny / Wind 16 mph SW / Temp. Min. 21°C / Max. 32°C
Wed 1st Jun – Sunny / Wind 15 mph W / Temp. Min. 21°C / Max. 34°C

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2021 Results

Pepperdine University beat Oklahoma University 3-2 at the Greyhawk Golf Club in Arizona to win the 2021 NCAA Division I Men’s National title.

It was the second time in their history that the Malibu, California based team had lifted the National Championship trophy. They previously won in 1997.

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Pepperdine Team and Coaches (Photo: Pepperdine Men’s Golf Team)

The team consisted of Clay FEAGLER, a fifth year senior, junior Joe HIGHSMITH, sophomore Dylan MENANTE, sophomore William MOUW and senior Joey VRZICH.

Pepperdine finished 3rd in the stroke play stage of the competition whilst Oklahoma came in 4th.

Arizona State, Oklahoma State, Pepperdine, Oklahoma, Illinois, Florida State, Vanderbilt and North Carolina were the eight teams to advance to the match play stage.

With rounds of 68, 67, 68 and 70 (-7) Turk PETTIT of Clemson University won the NCAA Division I Men’s Individual Championship. He finished 1 shot ahead of Bo JIN who was representing Oklahoma State with Ryggs JOHNSTON from Arizona State a further shot back.

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Turk Pettit (Photo: NCAA)

Alex FITZPATRICK (Wake Forest) was GB&I’s highest finisher. A final round 76 saw him have to settle for a +9 total and a tied 39th finish. After a poor opening round of 78 John MURPHY (Louisville) settled well. His final +11 total was good enough for a tied 52nd.

Click this link to view the – GOLFSTAT 2021 MATCH PLAY RESULTS – TEAM

Click these links to view the – GOLFSTAT 2021 STROKE PLAY RESULTS – TEAM and INDIVIDUAL

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