The Duke men’s golf team concluded the NCAA Lubbock Regional with a two-over 286 to finish third and advance to the NCAA Championship (May 29 - June 3) with an eight-under 844. Freshman Adam Wood and sophomore Max Greyserman paced the Blue Devils on Saturday with two-under 69s at the Rawls Course (par 71, 7,349 yards).
Texas claimed medalist honors with a 22-under 830, four shots better than host Texas Tech (834). Duke secured a third-place finish with Auburn placing fourth at seven-under (845). Purdue and Houston tied for fifth at five-under (847) to enter a playoff for the final spot in the NCAA Championship out of the Lubbock Regional. Houston’s Kevin Pilgrim carded a birdie on the first playoff hole (No. 18) to push the Cougars past Purdue in the playoff.
Blair Hamilton (Houston) and Clement Sordet (Texas Tech) shared individual medalist honors at eight-under, while Wood and Turner Southey-Gordon finished in the top 20 for the Blue Devils.
UNC: The team registered a 6-over-par 870 to conclude play in the 2015 NCAA Chapel Hill Men’s Golf Regional at UNC Finley Golf Course. The Tar Heels finish in eighth place, with freshman William Register leading the team with a 2-under-par 214, good for a tie for 13th place.
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Charlotte led the 13-team field in the final round of play with a 9-under 279 on the day to win the regional title with a 19-under 845. Stanford took second with a 14-under 850, and Florida State finished third with an 11-under 853. Fourth-place Florida (855) and fifth-place Clemson (859) also advance to the NCAA Championship, set for May 29-June 3 at The Concession Club in Bradenton, Fla.
Wake Forest finished 10th.
N.C. State: Led by a career-best score (210) and finish (T5th) by junior Carter Page, the team narrowly missed advancing to the 2015 NCAA Championships, tying for sixth place in a competitive field at the NCAA New Haven (Yale) Regional. Shooting a team score of 284 (+4) on the final day of the tournament, the Wolfpack missed a playoff with LSU for fifth place by one stroke.
San Diego State (-7 on Saturday), Oklahoma State (-8), Vanderbilt (-3), and LSU (-12) had strong days on their final time through the Course at Yale, passing over the Pack to claim spots 2-5. South Florida won the tournament by a 14-stroke margin over San Diego State.
Duke: Duke finished the 2015 season with a series-clinching, 8-1 victory over Wake Forestat Jack Coombs Field.
Wake Forest (27-26, 12-18 ACC) entered the weekend with one of the ACC’s top offenses, but Duke (31-22, 19-19) was able to outscore the Demon Deacons 16-4 over the three-game series.
N.C. State: Senior pitcher Emily Weiman threw a one-hitter against the 17th-ranked James Madison Dukes to lift the Wolfpack to a 2-0 win against the host and top seed in the NCAA Harrisonburg (Va.) Region.
With the win, the Wolfpack advances to the regional final for the third consecutive year and second consecutive year without a loss. The game will take place on Sunday at 2 p.m., with a second game to be played at 4:30 p.m. if necessary. State is just one win away from its first-ever NCAA Super Regional appearance and would have to be beaten twice on Sunday.