NCAA Tracker: Final Fore at Capital City Club

The 2013 NCAA Championship at Capital City Club Crabapple Course.

The 2013 NCAA Championship at Capital City Club Crabapple Course.

Men's Rankings »

RankNameSchoolRating
1Joey GarberGeorgia  68.61 
2Robby SheltonAlabama  68.62 
3Patrick RodgersStanford  68.67 
4Ollie SchniederjansGA Tech  68.81 
5Cameron WilsonStanford  69.05 

Men's Team Rankings »

RankNameRatingEvents
1Alabama 68.92 
2Georgia 69.62 
3Georgia Tech 69.62 
4Oklahoma State 69.72  10 
5California 69.81  11 

MILTON, Ga. -- And then there were four -- or, the Final Fore, as they call it here at the NCAA Championship.

The favorite? Still alive, as Cal knocked off Arizona State on Friday.

The biggest challenger? Still alive, as Alabama blasted New Mexico on Friday.

The hometown favorite? Still alive, as Georgia Tech outlasted UNLV.

The surprise? That'd be Illinois, who knocked off defending champ Texas.

So, all of the storylines are there today, as Cal takes on Illinois in the first set of matches, followed by Alabama and Georgia Tech.

We'll keep you updated all day long from the Capital City Club. And off we go!

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Update #28: 2:48 p.m. EDT

Alabama vs. Georgia Tech update: Bobby Wyatt is 1 up on Anders Albertson with two holes left. Justin Thomas is 2 up on Seth Reeves with three holes to play. Cory Whitsett leads Ollie Schniederjans, 4 up, with four to play. The only match 'Bama trails is the one involving Scott Strohmeyer, who is 1 down to Bo Andrews with three to play.

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Update #27: 2:43 p.m. EDT

Cal vs. Illinois update: Max Homa three-putts for bogey and Thomas Pieters win the match in 20 holes, giving Illinois the 3-2 victory.

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Update #26: 2:37 p.m. EDT

Cal vs. Illinois update: Thomas Pieters is about 10 feet away for birdie while Max Homa has a lengthy birdie try.

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Update #25: 2:29 p.m. EDT

Cal vs. Illinois update: Max Homa and Thomas Pieters halve the first playoff hole and it's on to the next one, the par-4 second.

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Update #24: 2:27 p.m. EDT

Alabama vs. Georgia Tech update: Alabama's Trey Mullinax just closed out Shun Yat Hak, 4 and 3.

Cal vs. Illinois update: Cal's Max Homa and Illinois' Thomas Pieters both miss the green, but Pieters is away.

Update #23: 2:20 p.m. EDT

Alabama vs. Georgia Tech update: Alabama's Trey Mullinax won four straight holes and has Shun Yat Hak on the ropes. The Tide lead 4-1 right now with three matches at 3 up or better.

Cal vs. Illinois update: Cal's Max Homa is in fairway bunker on No. 1 while Thomas Pieters is in the fairway.

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Update #22: 2:17 p.m. EDT

Cal vs. Illinois update: It's going to come down to the playoff between Max Homa and Thomas Pieters after Brandon Hagy beats Alex Burge, 4 and 3, and Michael Kim falls to Brian Campbell, 2 and 1.

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Update #21: 2:12 p.m. EDT

Cal vs. Illinois update: Illinois' Thomas Detry makes bogey at No. 18 and Michael Weaver gets the win for Cal. Also, Thomas Pieters and Max Homa are heading to a playoff hole to decide that match. The overall score is currently 2-2-1.

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Update #20: 1:47 p.m. EDT

Cal vs. Illinois update: Brian Campbell chips in for birdie at No. 15 for Illinois to take a 2-up lead on Michael Kim. Illinois leads 2-1-2 with one match complete.

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Update #19: 1:44 p.m. EDT

Alabama vs. Georgia Tech update: Alabama leads four of the five matches right now. Cory Whitsett just made the turn 4 up over Ollie Schniederjans.

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Update #18: 1:40 p.m. EDT

Cal vs. Illinois update: Illinois' Thomas Detry makes a long par at No. 17 after missing the green with his approach and running his chip about 15 feet by. Michael Weaver then has to make his par, and he does. The match goes to No. 18 at all square.

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Update #17: 1:32 p.m. EDT

Cal vs. Illinois update: Charlie Danielson of Illinois defeats Joel Stalter, 3 and 2. Danielson had to lay up after finding trouble off the tee, but he stuck his third shot to inside 5 feet. Stalter had a long birdie putt, but he missed it. Danielson then made his par to seal the victory.

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Update #16: 1:23 p.m. EDT

Cal vs. Illinois update: Illinois' Thomas Pieters has squared back up his match with Max Homa with a par at No. 14. That means Illinois now leads 2-1-2.

Alabama vs. Georgia Tech update: Alabama is holding on for a 2-1-2 lead at the moment. Bobby Wyatt was just down to Anders Albertson, but won No. 11 to get the match back to all square.

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Update #15: 1:17 p.m. EDT

Cal vs. Illinois update: Illinois' Charlie Danielson was about to close out Joel Stalter on the par-3 15th, but Stalter chipped in for birdie to win the hole. He's 3 down with three holes to go.

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Update #14: 1:06 p.m. EDT

Cal vs. Illinois update: After Illinois' Thomas Pieters wins three straight holes to square up his match with Max Homa, Homa birdies No. 13 to take a 1-up lead and move the overall match back to 2-2-1.

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Update #13: 1:02 p.m. EDT

Cal vs. Illinois update: Illinois just took a 2-1-2 lead over Cal. Charlie Danielson of Illinois moved to 3 up over Joel Stalter through 13 holes while Brian Campbell of Illinois took a 1-up lead on Michael Kim through 11 holes.

Alabama vs. Georgia Tech update: Alabama's Cory Whitsett now 4 up on Ollie Schniederjans after a birdie on No. 7.

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Update #12: 12:52 p.m. EDT

Alabama vs. Georgia Tech update: The overall match is now tied at 2-2-1 as Georgia Tech's Bo Andrews takes a 1-up lead on Scott Strohmeyer through seven holes.

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Update #11: 12:47 p.m. EDT

Cal vs. Illinois update: Thomas Pieters of Illinois has won two straight holes and is now just 1 down to Max Homa through 11 holes. Cal is ahead 2-1-2 overall.

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Update #10: 12:40 p.m. EDT

Alabama vs. Georgia Tech update: Alabama's Cory Whitsett is still 3 up on Ollie Schniederjans through five holes. Whitsett made a 12-footer for birdie but Schniederjans responded with a 10-footer of his own to halve the hole.

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Update #9: 12:38 p.m. EDT

Cal vs. Illinois update: Cal's Brandon Hagy has won four straight holes and is 4 up on Alex Burge through eight holes. Also, Thomas Pieters gets a hole back on Max Homa with par at No. 10. Homa still leads 2 up while Cal is up 2-1-2 overall.

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Update #8: 12:32 p.m. EDT

Alabama vs. Georgia Tech update: Alabama's Cory Whitsett birdies No. 4 and takes a 3-up lead on Ollie Schniederjans. Also, Shun Yat Hak is 2 up on Trey Mullinax through seven holes.

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Update #7: 12:16 p.m. EDT

Alabama vs. Georgia Tech update: Alabama's Cory Whitsett nearly chips in for birdie at the par-3 third hole, but after Ollie Schniederjans three-putts for bogey, Whitsett takes the hole and a 2-up lead. Justin Thomas also has a 2-up lead while the Tide lead 2-1-2 overall.

Cal vs. Illinois update: Cal's Max Homa and Brandon Hagy each have 3-up leads, but the Bears are still only up 3-2 as Illinois' Thomas Detry and Charlie Danielson hold leads in their matches.

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Update #6: 11:58 a.m. EDT

Alabama vs. Georgia Tech update: Bobby Wyatt birdies No. 5 to win the hole and bring his match with Anders Albertson back to all square. Alabama leads 2-1-2.

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Update #5: 11:51 a.m. EDT

Cal vs. Illinois update: Michael Weaver's bogey at No. 8 gives the hole to Thomas Detry, who now leads, 1 up. The overall match is tied 2-2-1 at the moment.

Alabama vs. Georgia Tech update: Alabama's Cory Whitsett missed a 6-footer for birdie and he halves his second hole to remain 1 up on Ollie Schniederjans.

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Update #4: 11:40 a.m. EDT

Alabama vs. Georgia Tech update: Justin Thomas and Cory Whitsett have each taken 1-up leads for Alabama. Whitsett birdied the opening hole to pull ahead of Ollie Schniederjans. Georgia Tech's Anders Albertson does lead Bobby Wyatt, 1 up through three holes, but the Tide are up 2-1-2.

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Update #3: 11:20 a.m. EDT

Alabama vs. Georgia Tech update: Shun Yat Hak birdies the opening hole to take a 1-up lead on Trey Mullinax. Also, Anders Albertson and Bobby Wyatt birdied No. 1 and their match is all squared through two holes.

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Update #2: 11:17 a.m. EDT

Cal vs. Illinois update: California is now up 2-1-2, but Illinois' Charlie Danielson has moved to 3 up over Joel Stalter through five holes.

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Update #1: 11:05 a.m. EDT

Cal vs. Illinois update: The first match has reached the fifth hole, so it is still very early in this match, but Illinois holds a 2-1-2 lead at the moment, with Charlie Danielson and Alex Burge both holding leads. Michael Kim is the only Cal leader at this point, while the other two matches are all square.

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Friday's coverage

Ringler: NCAA match play provides a stage unlike any other

If Friday was any indication, the excitement at the Capital City Club's Crabapple course will only intensify as Cal, Georgia Tech, Illinois and Alabama take the course on Saturday for the NCAA semifinals.

Schniederjans' playoff putt propels Georgia Tech into semis

Georgia Tech sophomore Ollie Schniederjans made a short birdie on the first playoff hole to win his match and give Georgia Tech a 3-2 quarterfinal victory over UNLV in the NCAA Championship on Friday.

Behind Burge, Illinois knocks off defending champ Texas

Nearly left out of the lineup on numerous occasions, Mike Small's continued commitment to Alex Burge paid off after the Illinois' sophomore beat Texas' Cody Gribble to secure the clinching point in Friday's NCAA quarterfinals.

Alabama picks up lopsided win over New Mexico

Alabama made quick work of New Mexico in the quarterfinals at the NCAA Championship on Friday, setting up a semifinal showdown with Georgia Tech on Saturday.

Cal defeats Arizona State 3-2 to advance to semifinals at NCAAs

A clutch shot by California's Brandon Hagy on the 18th hole advances the Golden Bears to the semifinals at the NCAA Championships at The Capital City Club's Crabapple course.

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Thursday's coverage

NCAA Elite 8: Match-by-match breakdown

After a dramatic 4-for-3 playoff late Thursday night, the Elite 8 is set at the NCAA Championship. We break down each match, going behind the numbers and each player pairing.

NCAA Championship: Staff predictions for match play

Take a look at our predictions for the NCAA Championship's match-play weekend.

Slow-play penalty costs Texas A&M at NCAAs

At some point, J.T. Higgins will look back at the 2013 NCAA Championship and point to many things that could have saved just one shot. But shortly after Texas A&M was the odd team out Thursday evening in a four-team playoff for three spots, this one hurt.

Cal leads way to NCAA match play, above qualifying fray

The good news for California – it won the 54-hole stroke-play qualifying portion of the NCAA Championship. The bad news for the Bears – no team in has won the title after doing so in this format.

California's Max Homa claims the NCAA Individual Championship

California's Max Homa claimed the NCAA individual championship with a bogey-free 4-under 66 in the final round at The Capital City Club's Crabapple course. He is the first Golden Bear to win the individual title.

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