Michigan wins its first NCCGA national title
Monday, November 18, 2013
Michigan increased its first-round lead at the NCCGA Fall National Championship on Sunday and finished nine shots ahead of runners-up Baylor and Campbell. Its the first national title for Michigan.
The team entered the second round at Barefoot Resort’s Dye Course with a five-shot lead and again posted the best round of the day on Sunday. Michigan finished the tournament, where the five best player scores count toward the team total, at 39-over 759.
Michigan’s five counters all finished inside the top 35. Jake Troyer led the team on Sunday with a 3-over 75. Trevor Grigg contributed 4-over 76, and Michigan counted three rounds of 77. Pat Colburn’s two-day 5-over 149 total was the low Michigan score. Colburn tied for second.
"Going into nationals, we figured this was our best shot at winning," Troyer said.
Baylor and Campbell tied for second in the team competition as each team posted 48-over 768. Virginia was fifth at 52-over 772. National rounded out the top 5 at 57-over 777.
On the individual leaderboard, Campbell’s Josh Webb climbed from a tie for 19th after the first round to the top spot on the leaderboard thanks to a final-round even-par 72. Webb opened with two birdies at Barefoot’s Love Course, then closed with a birdie to secure the victory.
"There’s a bunch of good guys that are still in," he said of Campbell's future. "I’m actually done in December, I graduate. I won’t officially be back, but there’s a bunch of good guys that are still in there, and they have a good chance of winning a national championship in the future.”
Six players tied for second one shot behind Webb. First-round leader Hogan Hudgins of Baylor dropped to a tie for 13th after posting 83 on Sunday on the Love Course.