The NCAA men’s regionals wrapped up Saturday at six sites around the country. The low five teams and low individual on a non-qualifying team from each regional advance to the May 23-28 NCAA Championship at Prairie Dunes.
Here are the final-round results from the Columbia, San Antonio and Eugene regionals (click here for live scoring on Golfstat.com):
Columbia Regional, at The Club at Old Hawthorne:
Winner: Oklahoma State (-33)
Runner-up: Arkansas (-28)
Also advanced: Missouri (-27); LSU (-15); Iowa State (-15)
Just missed: Arizona State (-6); Virginia (E)
Medalist: Emilio Cuartero, Missouri (-11)
Skinny: Iowa State soared into the top 5 on Saturday on the strength of an 18-under 270 in the final round. … Arizona State was the team that dropped out, as the Sun Devils’ 6-under 282 in the final round left them nine shots out of the fifth and final spot. … Virginia’s 12-under 276 in the final round was a marked improvement from Friday (303), but the 11th-ranked Cavaliers won’t advance to the NCAA finals. Cavs junior Denny McCarthy, who tied for sixth, earns the individual spot to Prairie Dunes.
San Antonio Regional, at Briggs Ranch Golf Course:
Winner: Georgia (-11)
Runner-up: Georgia State (+2)
Also advanced: Vanderbilt (+3); SMU (+4); UCLA (+5)
Just missed: TCU (+7); UCF (+8)
Medalist: Julien Brun, TCU (-10)
Skinny: Top seed Georgia coasted to a 13-shot victory after a steady 1-under 287 on the final day. … Georgia State held steady on Saturday to finish second and earn an NCAA finals berth. The team is ranked 43rd in the country. … UCLA kept alive its longest consecutive NCAA appearances streak (now 12) with a gritty 3-over 291 to finish fifth by two shots. … At No. 7, UCF is the highest-ranked team that will not advance to Prairie Dunes. The Knights finished three shots out of fifth place. … Julien Brun of TCU won medalist honors for the second consecutive event, but the school announced that he will forgo the NCAA berth to play in next week’s Colonial. UCF’s Ricardo Gouveia, who finished fifth, is next in line for the spot.
Eugene Regional, at Eugene (Ore.) Country Club:
Winner: Stanford (+13)
Runner-up: Oregon (+14)
Also advanced: Oklahoma (+20); Houston (+35); South Carolina (+40)
Just missed: North Florida (+45); Chattanooga (+45)
Medalist: Patrick Rodgers, Stanford (-6)
Skinny: Top seed Stanford struggled a bit coming home, shooting 295 on the final day, but it still was good enough for a one-shot victory. … Host Oregon, despite being ranked 40th in the country, easily advanced to the NCAA finals. All three teams that hosted regionals on their home course will play at Prairie Dunes. … No. 10 Houston and No. 22 South Carolina earned the final two spots. … Stanford junior Patrick Rodgers earned another individual title Saturday. In his last six starts, he has gone 1-1-1-2-1-1. He now has 11 career titles at Stanford, tying Tiger Woods’ school record.