STILLWATER, Okla. - LSU senior John Peterson won the individual title Thursday in the NCAA Golf Championships, and UCLA topped the eight qualifiers for the team match-play competition.
Peterson shot an even-par 72 - playing the back nine in 4 under - to finish at 5-under 211, a stroke ahead of UCLA’s Patrick Cantlay at difficult Karsten Creek.
Six hours after Peterson finished, Cantlay had a chance to force a playoff, but his 18-foot eagle try on the par-5 18th grazed the cup and stayed out. He birdied the final two holes for a 71.
Peterson opened with a 74 and had a competitive course-record 65 on Wednesday.
UCLA was 10 over in the third round to finish at 8-over 872. Georgia Tech was second at 11 over, and host Oklahoma State (15 over), Illinois (15 over), Georgia (20 over), Ohio State (23 over), Augusta State (24 over) and Duke (25 over) also advanced to match play. Texas A&M was ninth at 26 over.