Stanford, UCLA advance to match play at NCAA Golf Championships
WALNUT CREEK, Calif.—The STANFORD Cardinal and UCLA Bruins are two of the eight teams that have advanced to the match-play portion of the NCAA Men’s Golf Championship at the Prairie Dunes Country Club in Hutchinson, Kan. (hosted by Wichita State). Quarterfinal and semifinal matches will be played Tuesday, May 27, with the championship match to be played Wednesday, May 28.
The Cardinal posted the low team score of 13-under after 54-holes of competition and will enter match play as the No. 1 seed where it will face No. 8 seed Illinois. UCLA used clutch putting down the stretch to post 4-over and locked in the No. 6 seed and will meet No. 3 seed LSU.
Stanford senior Cameron Wilson finished regulation with a 6-under 204 (71-63-70) and tied Georgia Tech’s Ollie Schniederjans atop the leaderboard. Wilson knocked in a short birdie putt on the third playoff hole to earn medalist honors. He’s the third Stanford player to win an individual title and first since Tiger Woods in 1996. It’s the 17th individual men’s golf title for the Pac-12 and also gives the Pac-12 back-to-back individual titles following up on last year’s victory by California’s Max Homa.
Wilson’s sophomore teammate David Boote posted a 5-under in the final round to finish 5-under for the championships and tied for third.