NCAA Championship: Stanford leads way into match play
HUTCHISON, Kan. (May 26, 2014) -- A
golfer came to the
rescue Monday but it wasn't Patrick Rodgers.
David Boote fired a spectacular 65 to help the
Cardinal hold off a
surge from LSU and Alabama to take the top
spot during stroke-
play and earn the top seed in match play at
2014 NCAA Men's
Golf Championship at Prairie Dunes.
Rodgers shot 67-68 over the first two rounds
and seemed poised to
win his seventh event of the season. But a
round 73 pushed
him to a tie for 16th in the individual
competition and prevented
him from breaking Tiger Woods' career record
for wins at Stanford.
Instead, it was Boote (73-67-65, T3) and
Cameron Wilson (71-63-
70, T1) who led Stanford to a nine-shot
over 'Bama and
LSU, which tied for second place.
Oklahoma State, Georgia Tech, UCLA, SMU and
Illinois are the
other teams moving on in the team
Golfweek's Lance Ringler, who's on site, the
matches will be:
(1) Stanford vs. (8) Illinois
(2) Alabama vs. (7) SMU
(3) LSU vs. (6) UCLA
(4) Oklahoma State vs. (5) Georgia Tech
South Carolina narrowly missed forcing a
for the Nos. 7 and
8 seeds but couldn't convert late in the day.
finished a shot back of Illinois and SMU.
Houston was three shots out of the tie for
seventh place, rounding
out the Top 10.
In the individual race, Stanford's Cameron
Wilson and Ollie
Schniederjans of Georgia Tech -- two of the
season's top stars --
tied for medalist honors at 6-under, forcing a
playoff to determine
the individual NCAA Champion.
On the third playoff hole -- the 17th at Prairie
Dunes -- Wlson sank
a birdie putt for the title.
Boote, James Ross (Houston) and Alabama's
Robby Shelton were
tied for third at 5-under.
ABOUT THE NCAA Championship
National championship of NCAA Division I
golf teams. 54 holes of stroke play determine
individual champion, with the low 8 teams
advancing to match play to determine the
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