Cameron Wilson of Stanford claimed the individual championship at the 2014 NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championships, prevailing on the third sudden death playoff hole over Ollie Schniederjans of Georgia Tech. Wilson’s effort helped lead Stanford to the overall team No. 1 ranking going into Tuesday’s (May 27) quarterfinal match play. The NCAA Championships are being held at Prairie Dunes Country Club in Hutchinson, Kan.
The individual championship was the third all-time scored by a Stanford player, with Wilson joining Tiger Woods (1996) and Frank Tatum (1942) as past Cardinal NCAA individual champions. Wilson, a senior, shot a three-round total of four-under-par 206. His eight-foot birdie putt on No. 17 clinched the title after both he and Schniederjans pared the first two sudden death playoff holes.
The eight schools advancing to match play on Tuesday are 1. Stanford (827/-13); 2. Alabama (836/-4); 3. LSU (836/-4); 4. Oklahoma State (840/even); 5. Georgia Tech (841/+1); 6. UCLA (844/+4); 7. SMU (845/+5) and 8. Illinois (845/+5).
Because of inclement weather that delayed the first two rounds, the championship was shortened to 54 holes, with round four of competition (low 40 individuals and ties) cancelled. Memorial Day weather in Hutchinson was partly cloudy with a high of 78 degrees, with the round played without weather delays.
Tuesday, May 27 will feature quarterfinal and semifinal match play. Golf Channel will begin its coverage of match play with Golf Central pregame coverage from 2 to 4 p.m. CT, with Golf Channel coverage of semifinal match play from 4 to 7 p.m. CT. Monday’s coverage will re-air on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. CT.
Tuesday’s schedule is as follows:
QUARTERFINAL MATCH PLAY:
7 a.m. CT
Match 1 - No. 2 Alabama vs. No. 7 SMU (off No. 1 tee)
Match 2 - No. 3 LSU vs. No. 6 UCLA (off No. 10 tee)
7:50 a.m. CT
Match 3 - No. 1 Stanford vs. No. 8 Illinois (off No. 1 tee)
Match 4 - No. 4 Oklahoma St. vs. No. 5 Georgia Tech (off No. 10 tee)
SEMIFINAL MATCH PLAY:
1 p.m. CT
Winner of match No. 1 vs. winner of match No. 2
1:45 p.m. CT
Winner of match No. 3 vs. winner of match No. 4
The two teams advancing from match play on Tuesday, will meet for the 2014 NCAA national championship at 1:20 p.m. CT on Wednesday, May 28.