Men’s Golf advances to NCAA Match Play quarterfinals

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – The No. 6 Texas Men’s Golf team posted a 3-under-par 277 on Monday afternoon to finish in fourth place after the final round of stroke play of the NCAA Championship at Grayhawk Golf Club. By virtue of its top-eight showing, the fourth-seed Longhorns move on to the NCAA Match Play quarterfinals and will face fifth-seed Oklahoma State on Tuesday beginning at 9:10 am Central (7:10 am Pacific).

UT has now advanced to NCAA Match Play (final eight teams) in seven of the last 10 opportunities (2012-13-15-16-18-19-22), dating back to the 2012 NCAA Championship. Texas is the only Division I men’s program to reach Match Play in at least seven of the last 10 opportunities. The 2020 tourney was canceled due to COVID-19.

The Longhorns recorded a 72-hole total of 17-over-par 1137 (291-291-278-277). Vanderbilt earned the top seed in Match Play via a scoring tiebreaker at 14-over-par 1134 (282-282-281-289). Oklahoma (287-275-277-295) claimed the second seed, and North Carolina (288-281-280-285) received the third seed with the same four-round score of 14-over-par 1134.

Senior Parker Coody fired an even-par 70 on Monday to finish in a four-way tie atop the individual leaderboard with a 72-hole total of even-par 280 (72-70-68-70). Coody was joined at the top of the individual standings by Vanderbilt’s Gordon Sargent (70-68-68-74), North Carolina’s Ryan Burnett (71-69-70-70) and Eugenio Lopez-Chacarra (73-70-65-72 ). In the four-way playoff to determine the NCAA individual medalist, Sargent made a birdie on the first playoff hole (18th hole) to claim the title.

Senior Pierceson Coody finished in a tie for 15th place with a four-round score of 6-over-par 286 (72-75-70-69). By virtue of their top-15 individual showings, both Parker Coody and Pierceson Coody automatically earn Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) All-America honors.

Other NCAA Match Play quarterfinal contests on Tuesday will feature No. 2 seed Oklahoma against No. 7 seed Arizona State (8:20 am CT), No. 3 seed North Carolina against No. 6 seed Pepperdine (8:20 am CT), and No. 1 seed Vanderbilt against No. 8 seed Texas Tech (9:10 am CT). The four quarterfinal winners will meet in the Match Play semifinals on Tuesday beginning at approximately 2:45 pm CT and 3:35 pm CT.

Golf Channel will provide live national coverage of Tuesday’s quarterfinals from 11 am-1: 30 pm Central (9 am-11: 30 am Pacific) and Tuesday’s semifinals from 4-8 pm Central (2-6 pm Pacific). The NCAA Championship match is scheduled for Wednesday, June 1.

The Lineup

  • Senior Parker Coody posted an even-par 70 on Monday to finish in a four-way tie atop the individual leaderboard with a 72-hole total of even-par 280 (72-70-68-70). Starting on the back nine, he made the turn at 2-over. Coody recorded three consecutive birdies on holes 3, 4 and 5 to get to 1-under before making bogey on the closing 9th hole. On the first hole (hole 18) of the four-way playoff, Vanderbilt’s Gordon Sargent made a birdie to win NCAA individual medalist honors. Coody officially finishes in a tie for second in the individual standings.
  • Senior Pierceson Coody fired a 1-under-par 69 in his final round to tie for 15th at 6-over-par 286 (72-75-70-69). After an opening bogey on 10, he made birdies on 12 and 14 to make the turn at 1-under. Coody made bogey on 7 but responded with a birdie on the closing 9th hole to finish at 1-under.
  • Junior Mason Name recorded a 2-under-par 68 on Monday to tie for 52nd at 14-over-par 294 (77-75-74-68). He was 2-over through his opening five holes but made a birdie on 17 to get to 1-over at the turn. On his back nine di lui, Nome made birdies at 2, 4 and the closing 9th hole to finish at 2-under.
  • Junior Travis Vick carded an even-par 70 in his final round to tie for 37th at 10-over-par 290 (76-71-73-70). He made birdies on 12 and 13 to move to 2-under through his first four holes. Vick made bogeys on 15 and 5 in addition to 12 pars over his final 14 holes.
  • Senior Cole Hammer posted a 4-over-par 74 on Monday to tie for 20th at 7-over-par 287 (71-75-67-74). He registered four birdies during his final round.

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