Men's Golf headed to 11th-straight National Tournament
- Author: Zachary Reyes May 17, 2018,
May 17, 2018, 16:59
Baylor freshman Travis McInroe looks at his tee shot at the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate tournament in Dallas on October 24.
Phillips will make his second trip to the NCAA Championship, after he competed last season following his qualification at the NCAA Sammamish Regional. The top five teams and the top individual not on one of those teams advance to the NCAA Championship, which will feature a 72-hole qualifying tournament to determine the top eight teams that will move on to two days of match play.
Baylor was the final Big 12 team to qualify for the tournament.
"Anytime you've got two guys tied for the lead, you're doing alright", Texas A&M head coach J.T. Higgins said.
"Now we have nothing to lose; we can play our heart out", Wu said.
SHORT SHOTS: Host and top-seeded Texas A&M won by nine shots for its sixth victory of the season, but first since February 27. The No. 6 seed was comfortably in position to advance all Wednesday and did so by placing fourth at 16 over. Texas Tech fired a 1-over 285 to finish in fifth place and grab the final spot to the NCAA National Championship. However, he was the top finisher among players not playing for a team that also qualified for the national championship tournament.
Individually, the Bears placed two under par for the tournament.
The Nittany Lions were led by junior JD Hughes (Carlisle, Pa.) who carded an opening round of even-par 71 to share eighth place among individuals.
McDaniel's wedge shot landed a few feet past the hole and spun back into the bottom of the cup.
NDSU sophomore Andrew Israelson finished tied for 23rd with a 1-under-par 215 (72-71-72) over the three rounds. Meanwhile, Thomas Garbee (So / Asheville, N.C.) finished 75th with a 33-over par 249 (81-84-84).
Freshman Ryan Grider finished 40th at seven with a seven over par 223.
Travis Trace of North Florida won the tournament with an 11-under 205.
Dossey tied for seventh in par-4 scoring at 1-under 3.97, while May tied for 12 at even-par 4.00. It is his fifth top 20 finish of the season and, after posting rounds of 70-68 over the last two day, the junior finishes with team-best 15 rounds of par or better. Freshman Joey Vrzich turned in the low Wolf Pack round of the day and was the only Nevada player to score under par on Wednesday.