29th May 2019
Stanford beat Texas 3-2-0 in today’s NCAA Division I Championship match to secure their 9th national title.
The Stanford Team (Photo: Jack Dempsey NCAA Photos)
Isaiah Salinda’s victory over Cole Hammer, who was today named as the recipient of the Division I Phil Mickelson Outstanding Freshman Award, was arguably the key game in turning the match in favour of the Cardinal.
Henry Shimp, who Alex Fitzpatrick beat yesterday morning, secured the winning point for the California team.
Click this link to view the – GOLFSTAT MATCH PLAY RESULTS – TEAM
28th May 2019
Wake Forest lost 3-2-0 to Stanford in the quarter finals of the Match Play Stage of the NCAA Division I Men’s National Championship.
Freshman Alex FITZPATRICK (ENG), the last remaining GB&I player, led Wake Forest off against Stanford beating Junior Henry Shimp by 1 hole.
Vanderbilt, Stanford, Oklahoma State and Texas were the four victorious teams on the opening morning of match play.
Stanford beat Vanderbilt 3-2-0 in their afternoon semi-final whilst Texas overcame defending champions and stroke play medalists Oklahoma State by the same scoreline. In the latter match two of the best amateurs in the world played off; Cole Hammer beat Matthew Wolff 4&3.
27th May 2019
Matthew WOLFF (USA) of Oklahoma State won the Individual NCAA Division I National title. His 278 (-10) total was 5 shots better than second placed Steven FISK (USA).
Matthew Wolff (Photo: Jack Dempsey NCAA Photos)
Just 5 players from the field of 156 recorded an under par score over the 72 holes.
Alex FITZPATRICK (ENG) finished tied 15th in the Individual stroke play standings at the NCAA Division I Men’s Championship. Consistent rounds of 75, 73, 72 and 72 saw him post a +4 total at the testing Blessings G.C. in Arkansas.
The freshman from Sheffield helped his Wake Forest University team finish 3rd in the Team event.
Wake Forest will now play 6th placed Stanford University in the quarter finals of the Match Play Stage.
Oklahoma State justified their status as favourites by winning the 72 hole Stroke Play competition by 31 shots.
SMU defeated Clemson in a play-off to secure the final qualifying spot.
26th May 2019
Alex FITZPATRICK (ENG) and his Wake Forest team have both progressed to the final stroke play round of the NCAA Division I Men’s Championship.
Alex is tied 23rd on +4 after 54 holes after improving rounds of 75, 73 and 72.
The first cut sees only the top 15 teams and nine individuals not on those teams play a final 18 holes today.
Here are the 54 hole Team results: –
Harry HALL (ENG) will have been disappointed with his final round in US College golf. His 78 saw him fall to 222 +6. Placed tied 34th after Round 3 he therefore missed out on one of the leading Individual spots. His UNLV team finished on 906 +42 in tied 20th place.
John MURPHY (IRE) +17 finished tied 110th and Dev MORLEY (IRE) +18 tied 119th. Their Louisville team were 29th on 932 +68.
The final round of stroke play will be played today to establish the eight teams that will progress to match play as well as the Individual champion.
23rd May 2019
The 2019 NCAA Division I Men’s Championship starts tomorrow at Blessings Golf Club in Fayetteville, Arkansas with The University of Arkansas hosting this year’s competition.
Blessings G.C. has just finished hosting the Women’s NCAA Division I Championship and it is fair to say that the scoring was on the high side. It was clear that this is a tricky course where strategy is very important.
30 5-man teams and 6 individuals not on those teams qualified to play through six Regional events played on 13th – 15th May. To learn more about these please read my earlier article – NCAA Division I Men’s Regionals – 2019 Preview & Results
54 holes of stroke play will be played on 24 – 26 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 27 May. After 72 holes the leading 8 teams will qualify for the match play stage and an Individual champion will be found.
Match play then takes over on 28-29 May as the Team national champions are sought on the final two days of competition.
There are four GB&I players in action – Alex Fitzpatrick (Wake Forest), Harry Hall (UNLV), Dev Morley (Louisville) and John Murphy (Louisville).
Alex Fitzpatrick, Harry Hall, Dev Morley and John Murphy (l-r) (Photo: Team Rosters)
Here is a list of the competing teams and individuals, along with their Regional site result in brackets: –
Arizona State (Stanford 2nd)
Auburn (Kentucky 2nd)
Baylor (Kentucky 3rd)
Brigham Young (Pullman 2nd)
California (Myrtle Beach 4th)
Clemson (Austen 3rd)
Duke (Athens 2nd)
Georgia (Athens 1st)
Georgia Southern (Stanford 4th)
Georgia Tech (Pullman 4th)
Illinois (Myrtle Beach 1st)
LSU (Stanford 5th)
Liberty (Athens 5th)
Louisville (Kentucky 4th)
North Carolina (Stanford 3rd)
North Florida (Kentucky 5th)
Ohio State (Myrtle Beach 2nd)
Oklahoma (Pullman 3rd)
Oklahoma State (Kentucky 1st)
Pepperdine (Austen 4th)
SMU (Athens 4th)
Southern California (Austen 5th)
South Carolina (Pullman 5th P/O)
Stanford (Stanford 1st)
TCU (Austen 2nd)
Texas (Austen 1st)
Texas A&M (Pullman 1st)
UNLV (Myrtle Beach 5th)
Vanderbilt (Athens 3rd)
Wake Forest (Myrtle Beach 3rd)
Kyler Dunkle – Utah (Stanford T6)
Tripp Kinney – Iowa State (Kentucky Medalist)
Julian Perico – Arkansas (Austen T6)
Billy Tom Sargent – Western Kentucky (Athens T4 P/O)
Zach Smith – UC Santa Barbara (Pullman 2nd)
Edwin Yi – Oregon (Myrtle Beach 2nd)
Defending champions Oklahoma State remain the outstanding team in U.S. college golf and will again enter the Championship as the clear favourites.
The 2018 NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championships were held at Karsten Creek Golf Club in Stillwater, Oklahoma.
The hosting team OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY won the team title, defeating Alabama, 5-0-0 in the match play final.
Broc EVERETT of Augusta University won the individual title. He beat Brandon Mancheno of Auburn on the first play-off hole after both players had recorded a 281 (-7) total score during the 72 hole stroke play qualifying.
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