College Notebook

N.C. State, Duke, UNC end golf seasons at NCAA regionals

News releasesMay 18, 2013 

— The N.C. State men’s golf team’s season ended on Saturday after a ninth-place finish at the NCAA Tallahassee Regional.

The top five teams move on to the NCAA Championship next week in Atlanta, Ga. The Wolfpack shot a final-round score of 4-over 292, and finished the 54-hole event at 10-over 874 at the par-72, 6,965-yard course.

Freshman Carter Page capped his first season with NC State by firing a 4-under 68, his low round of the season. Page wound up tied for 32nd at 1-over 217.

Junior Logan Harrell, who led the Pack through 36 holes, shot a 3-over 75 to tie Page at 217 for the tournament.

Junior Albin Choi shot 4-over 76 in what ends up being his final round as a member of the Wolfpack. He tied for 54th at 7-over 223. The All-American from Toronto, Ontario has already announced that he will turn professional this summer.

Choi enjoyed one of the finest seasons in program history by winning five times, the most among all Division I men’s golfers

North Florida, Washington, Florida State, Georgia Tech and Oklahoma advance to the NCAA Championship. Richmond’s Daniel Walker also moves on as the top individual not on an advancing team.

Washington’s Cheng-Tsung Pan fired a third straight 5-under 67 for medalist honors.

Duke

Duke finished tied for seventh with a 10-over 850 at the NCAA Tempe (Ariz.) Regional. Adam Sumrall led the Blue Devils with a one-under 69 as the team shot a 10-over 292.

UCLA claimed the regional victory after firing a 30-under 810. The Bruins led wire-to-wire in recording a 17-shot victory. Central Florida, Georgia, Texas A&M and host Arizona State also advanced to the NCAA Championship by virtue of top 5 finishes.

Austin Peay’s Dustin Korte moves on to the NCAA Championship as the top individual finisher not on a previously advancing team. He posted a six-under 204 to finish eighth overall.

Greg Eason (Central Florida) claimed medalist honors with a 12-under 198, four shots better than Jonathan Garrick (UCLA) and Ricardo Gouveia (Central Florida) at eight-under.

Four players were tied for fourth at seven-under, while senior Brinson Paolini finished tied for 13th with a three-under 207 for the Blue Devils.

NORTH CAROLINA

The North Carolina team fired an 11-over-par 291 to finish in ninth place at the Tempe Regional with a 12-over 852 total, bringing the season to an end.

The Tar Heels were led in the final round by senior Michael McGowan, who carded a 2-under 68 to round out his college career.

“We got off to the start we needed starting on 10 and getting to 5-under through the 14th hole,” says Tar Heel coach Andrew Sapp. “Unfortunately holes No. 16 and No. 17 derailed us. We were hoping to make a lot of birdies on holes 1-4 since those are all birdie holes, but we did the opposite.”

McGowan, who has been a starter throughout his four-year career, scored three birdies and just one bogey en route to his 2-under 68. The departing senior ended his collegiate playing days with a birdie-3 on the par-4 9th hole (his 18th hole). The Southern Pines native carded an even par 210 total to tie for 24th place.

“It was nice to see Michael drain a 30-footer for birdie on his last hole,” said Sapp.

WOMEN’S TENNIS

The No- 2-seeded Tar Heels women’s tennis team advanced to the NCAA quarterfinals for the third time in four seasons on Friday with a 4-1 win over No. 15 seed Nebraska at the University of Illinois’ Atkins Tennis Center. Lauren McHale, Caroline Price and Kate Vialle were singles winners for the Tar Heels,

The Heels will face No. 7 UCLA in Sunday’s quarterfinals at 5 p.m. in Urbana, Ill.

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