The NCAA Division I men’s regionals wrapped up Saturday at six sites around the country. The low five teams in each regional after advanced to the May 29-June 3 NCAA Championship at Concession Golf Club in Florida.
Here are the final results from the Chapel Hill (N.C.), Noblesville (Ind.), Yale (Conn.), Lubbock (Texas), San Diego (Calif.) and Bremerton (Wash.) regionals:
Chapel Hill Regional, at Finley Golf Course in Chapel Hill, N.C.:
Winner: Charlotte (-19)
Runner-up: Stanford (-14)
Rest of the top 5: Florida State (-11), Florida (-9) and Clemson (-5)
Left out: Kennesaw State (+2), North Carolina (+6), Wake Forest (+10)
Medalist: Maverick McNealy, Stanford (-9)
Skinny: Only two of the top five seeds advanced out of this regional. Charlotte benefited from the short travel and prior experience at Finley Golf Course to clinch its first NCAA finals berth since 2008. ... Maverick McNealy's two-shot win was his sixth victory of the season, making him a virtual lock for NCAA Player of the Year. ... UNC became just the fifth host team in the past six years that failed to qualify for the NCAA Championship. J.T. Poston of Western Carolina won on the second playoff hole to earn the individual spot out of this regional.
New Haven Regional, at The Course at Yale in New Haven, Conn.:
Winner: South Florida (-14)
Runner-up: San Diego State (E)
Rest of the top 5: Oklahoma State (+2), Vanderbilt (+4), LSU (+9)
Left out: Iowa (+10), N.C. State (+10), Arkansas (+31)
Medalist: Jordan Niebrugge, Oklahoma State (-7)
Skinny: Four of the top five seeds advanced out of this regional, but not without some late drama. SEC champion LSU staged a furious final-round rally, shooting 12-under 268 to sneak into the top five, by one shot over other programs. Ben Taylor and Brandon Pierce each shot 65s for the Tigers. … Jordan Niebrugge’s second-round 62 helped put Oklahoma State in position to earn a finals berth, then Brendon Jelley carded a 65 Saturday to seal the deal. … South Florida, now a four-time winner, is the host school at the NCAAs later this month.
Noblesville Regional, at Sagamore Golf Club in Noblesville, Ind:
Winner: Illinois and SMU (-4)
Rest of the top 5: UNLV (-1), UCLA (+5), Oregon (+7)
Left out: Colorado (+15), Alabama (+18), Virginia Tech (+30)
Medalist: Brian Campbell, Illinois (-10)
Skinny: Four of the top five seeds advanced out of this regional. The one that did not was a big one – Alabama, the two-time defending NCAA champion. The Tide finished 11 shots back of the all-important fifth spot. … It was a heartbreaking exit for first-round leader Colorado, which followed an opening 277 with rounds of 300 and 302 (+14). … UNLV shot a Saturday-best, 10-under 278 to move off the bubble. ... Brian Campbell made eight birdies during a final-round 65 that gave him the individual title, by three shots. … Colorado’s David Oraee earned the individual spot in this regional.
Lubbock Regional, at the Rawls Course in Lubbock, Texas:
Winner: Texas (-22)
Runner-up: Texas Tech (-18)
Rest of the top 5: Duke (-8), Auburn (-7), Houston (-5)
Left out: Purdue (-5), Cal (-4), Louisville (E)
Medalist: Blair Hamilton, Houston and Clement Sordet, Texas Tech (-8)
Skinny: Texas overtook host Texas Tech to win the team title, its sixth win in its last seven spring tournaments. Gavin Hall recorded his second consecutive runner-up finish. … A birdie from Kyle Pilgrim on the first extra hole was enough to give Houston the fifth and final spot in a team playoff over Purdue. … Auburn moved safely inside the bubble with strong performances from Nos. 4 and 5 men Daniel Stringfellow and Ryan Denton. They were the only Tigers to break par on the final day. … Louisville’s Robin Sciot-Siegrist defeated Cal’s K.K. Limbhasut on the first playoff hole to earn the individual spot out of this regional.
Bremerton Regional, at Gold Mountain in Bremerton, Wash.:
Winner: UAB (-21)
Runner-up: South Carolina (-19)
Rest of the top 5: USC (-17), TCU (-10), Washington (-10)
Left out: Baylor (-2), Michigan (-1), Iowa State (+5)
Medalist: Cheng-Tsung Pan, Washington (-13)
Skinny: Four of the top five seeds advanced out of this regional. UAB had two players finish inside the top-6 individually, including Martin Rohwer, who finished in a tie for second. … Top seed South Carolina got off the final-round bubble with a Saturday-best 14-under 274 that moved the Gamecocks all the way to second place. … Washington’s home-course advantage finally paid off in the final round, as the Huskies shot 277 with all four scorers at par or better, including Cheng-Tsung Pan’s medalist-clinching 65. … Baylor, ranked 18th in the country, was on the wrong side of the bubble after shooting 1 over in the final round. …
San Diego Regional, at The Farms Golf Club in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.:
Winner: Oklahoma (-21)
Runner-up: Arizona State (+1)
Rest of the top 5: Georgia Tech (+5), Georgia (+6), Virginia (+10)
Left out: Wichita State (+12), East Tennessee State (+16), New Mexico (+22)
Medalist: Jon Rahm, Arizona State (-10)
Skinny: Oklahoma kept right on rolling in the final round as the Sooners won their first regional title since 2001. This was their third victory of the season. … After a terrible opening round, Georgia battled back with with rounds of 278 and 285 to move safely inside the cut line. … It was a rough finish for Est Tennessee State, which began the final round in fourth place but short the second-worst score of the day Saturday (297) to fall to seventh. … Arizona State junior Jon Rahm earned medalist honors at the regional, his fourth victory of the season. It was his seventh all time, and he now trails only Phil Mickelson and Billy Mayfair on ASU’s all-time list.