NCAA Tracker: Men's Championship, Day 3
Sunday, May 25, 2014
Stanford claimed the lead during Day 2 of the NCAA Division I Men's Championship, but early leader South Carolina gets to answer today when second-round play resumes – with LSU, Oklahoma and Auburn set to give chase as well.
Keep up with the highlights as the second round comes to a close Sunday in Hutchinson, Kan., and the third round gets started at this year's men's D-I championships – and scroll down for our previous coverage of this week's happenings at Prairie Dunes!
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Update No. 4: 5:05 p.m. EDT
The individual leaderboard is quite stout, with Stanford's Cameron Wilson (6 under) and Patrick Rodgers (5 under) in the top two spots. There are five players two shots off the lead, including Georgia Tech's Ollie Schniederjans, Virginia's Denny McCarthy (read more about him here), Oklahoma State's Talor Gooch, Oklahoma's Charlie Saxon and Georgia State's Davin White.
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Update No. 3: 4:58 p.m. EDT
California is the biggest name outside the top 15 that will head out for a shotgun start of the third, and final, stroke-play round. Cal is five shots back of the coveted eighth spot. But, the Golden Bears might have an obstacle . . .
From Lance Ringler: Unlikely any of the teams this afternoon can post a number that could get them into top eight with wind picking up here at Prairie Dunes...
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Update No. 2: 3:29 p.m. EDT
There's some conditional drama around 15th place. With the adjustments to the schedule that bad weather has forced, an inability for teams 16-30 to finish the third round with enough time for the top of the field to finish would result, effectively, in a 36-hole cut – and the eight match-play contestants would be chosen from the top 15. With that in mind, Texas wraps up its second round with a par by Beau Hossler and is 7 over at T-14. Still on the course are Georgia State at 12 over, with Kentucky and Missouri at 13 over.
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Update No. 1: 2:36 p.m. EDT
Stanford's lead, which it established at 12 under in completing second-round play late Saturday, has remained safe during the conclusion of the second round early Sunday. South Carolina had the best chance to make a move, starting its play T-2 and four shots back, but is 9 over as the Gamecocks come down the stretch. Oklahoma has slipped from 7 under to even par and is done with its round. And SMU has slipped from 5 under to 1 under as it comes down the stretch.
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It was just another 36-hole day for Cameron Wilson. The Stanford senior shot a bogey-free 7-under 63 in the second round of the NCAA Championship to take a share of the individual lead and help his team top the overall board. “It was a fun afternoon,” Wilson added.
Over the next 36 hours some tough decisions are going to have to be made here at Prairie Dunes Country Club – site of the 2014 NCAA Division I Men’s Championship. Inclement weather allowed only half the field to get started on Friday. Many teams never even made it to the course.
Saturday was a marathon at the NCAA Championship. You had first rounds starting and finishing, second-round tee times going past 5 p.m. and some teams playing 36 holes. Alabama, the defending national champion, was one of six teams to complete both its first and second rounds Saturday.
Complete groupings and tee times for the second wave of the NCAA Division I Men's Championship's second round Sunday at Prairie Dunes in Hutchinson, Kan.
It only took approximately 28 hours to finish the first round, but Iowa State competed in its first NCAA Championship in 61 years. “It’s pretty cool to look back and say, 'Wow, it’s been that long,' ” head coach Andrew Tank said. “It gives you some perspective on how far along this program has come.” Very cool indeed as the team finished with a 2-under 278 to stand in a tie for seventh as afternoon play continued.
After bad weather called an early end to the opening day of play, the race for the Elite 8 restarted at the 2014 NCAA Men's Division I National Championship on Saturday at Prairie Dunes in Hutchinson, Kan., with South Carolina taking the lead after the first round. But a big start to the second round has Stanford atop the leaderboard as play is halted because of darkness during the second round.
The Gamecocks got to 8 under as they wrapped up their first-round before the afternoon wave took the course – but weren't able to get second-round play started.
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Learn all about NCAA Championship host Prairie Dunes Country Club in Hutchinson, Kan., as senior writer Bradley S. Klein takes you tee to green on each hole.
The 2014 NCAA Division 1 Men's Golf Championship is upon us. Here are our staff predictions for which teams will make match play and which player will win the individual title.
Despite losing freshman Matthias Schwab earlier this spring, Vanderbilt has continued its path toward greatness under second-year coach Scott Limbaugh and will compete in its first NCAA Championship since 2007 this week.
UCF's Ricardo Gouveia advanced to the NCAA Championship after TCU's Julien Brun gave up his spot to play in a PGA Tour event. Gouveia wants to make the most of this situation.
The Oklahoma Sooners lost future teammate Kyle Lewis to a car accident in 2010, but have developed into a national power with the support of Kyle's parents.
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