College Men

Tee times: NCAA Championship, Rounds 1-2

Thursday, May 22, 2014

HUTCHINSON, Kan. – The pairings for the first and second round of the NCAA Championship at Prairie Dunes Country Club are set.

The top nine seeds for the championship are as follows: Alabama, Oklahoma State, Stanford, Georgia Tech, California, Georgia, Washington, Illinois and Virginia Tech.

No. 1 in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings, Alabama will be paired with Oklahoma State and Stanford. All three teams are coming off victories at their respective regionals.

Georgia Tech will play with California and in-state rival Georgia. The Yellow Jackets and the Bulldogs won regionals last week, while the Bears just snuck into the 30-team field.

Here are some notes about the field:

• Alabama is the defending national champion after defeating Illinois 4-1 at The Capital City Club’s Crabapple course in Atlanta.

• 54 holes of team qualifying for match play will take place Friday-Sunday (top 8 teams advance); The individual championship has been extended to 72 holes and will conclude Monday (the top 40 and ties continue to play); the quarterfinals and semifinals are set for Tuesday with the championship match set for Wednesday.

• Stanford junior Patrick Rodgers is looking to break Tiger Woods’ all-time school wins record (11) this week. He won the Eugene Regional on May 17 to tie the record.

Here are the complete tee times and pairings:

First round

1st tee

7:00 a.m.: Texas, Florida State, Texas A&M

7:50 a.m.: South Carolina, Oregon, SMU

8:40 a.m.: Purdue, Georgia State, Iowa State

12:40 p.m.: Georgia Tech, California, Georgia

1:30 p.m.: Houston, Arkansas, Alabama-Birmingham

2:20 p.m.: Ricardo Gouveia (Central Florida), Denny McCarthy (Virginia), Taylor Pendrith (Kent State)

10th tee

7:20 a.m.: UCLA, USC, Auburn

8:10 a.m.: Kentucky, Kennesaw State, Missouri

9:00 a.m.: Marco Iten (Austin Peay State), Chris Robb (Chattanooga), Cyrus Stewart (Wake Forest)

12:20 p.m.: Alabama, Oklahoma State, Stanford

1:10 p.m.: Washington, Illinois, Virginia Tech

2:00 p.m.: Oklahoma, Vanderbilt, LSU

Second round

1st tee

7:00 a.m.: Alabama, Oklahoma State, Stanford

7:50 a.m.: Washington, Illinois, Virginia Tech

8:40 a.m.: Oklahoma, Vanderbilt, LSU

12:40 p.m.: UCLA, USC, Auburn

1:30 p.m.: Kentucky, Kennesaw State, Missouri

2:20 p.m.: Marco Iten (Austin Peay State), Chris Robb (Chattanooga), Cyrus Stewart (Wake Forest)

10th tee

7:20 a.m.: Georgia Tech, California, Georgia

8:10 a.m.: Houston, Arkansas, Alabama-Birmingham

9:00 a.m.: Ricardo Gouveia (Central Florida), Denny McCarthy (Virginia), Taylor Pendrith (Kent State)

12:20 p.m.: Texas, Florida State, Texas A&M

1:10 p.m.: South Carolina, Oregon, SMU

2:00 p.m.: Purdue, Georgia State, Iowa State