2017 NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championship

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2017 NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championship
Tournament information
Dates May 26–31, 2017
Location Sugar Grove, Illinois, U.S.
Course(s) Rich Harvest Farms
(Northern Illinois University)
Statistics
Field 156 players, 30 teams
Champion
Team: Oklahoma
Individual: Braden Thornberry (Mississippi)
Team: 3.5–1.5 (def. Oregon)
Individual: 277 (−11)
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The 2017 NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championship was the 79th annual tournament to determine the national champions of NCAA Division I men's golf. It was contested from May 26 to 31 at the Rich Harvest Farms course in Sugar Grove, Illinois and hosted by Northern Illinois University. Oklahoma defeated defending champions Oregon, 3.5–1.5 and Braden Thornberry of Mississippi won the individual competition.

Qualifying

  • The five teams with the lowest team scores qualified from each of the six regional tournaments for both the team and individual national championships.[1]
  • The individual not affiliated with one of the qualified teams in their regional with the lowest score also qualified for the individual national championship.

Regional tournaments

Regional name Golf course Location Qualified teams
Texas Regional University of Texas Golf Club Austin, Texas Arizona State, Iowa State, Mississippi, Oklahoma State, Texas
Louisiana Regional University Club Baton Rouge, Louisiana Duke, LSU, Jacksonville, Oregon, Virginia
Tennessee Regional The Grove College Grove, Tennessee Central Florida, Clemson, Kennesaw State, Lipscomb, Vanderbilt
Washington Regional Aldarra Golf Club Sammamish, Washington Alabama, Florida State, Kent State, Penn State, Southern California
California Regional Stanford Golf Course Stanford, California Baylor, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pepperdine, Stanford
Indiana Regional Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex, Kampen Course West Lafayette, Indiana Auburn, Illinois, New Mexico, Purdue, UNLV

Team competition

Leaderboard

Place Team Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Total To par
1 Vanderbilt 278 288 280 293 1139 −13
2 Oklahoma 284 279 284 304 1151 −1
3 Illinois 282 283 285 304 1154 +2
4 Oklahoma State 282 287 283 303 1155 +3
T5 Oregon 294 282 289 293 1158 +6
T5 Southern California 284 283 280 311 1158 +6
T7 Baylor 288 280 287 304 1159 +7
T7 UNLV 283 279 285 312 1159 +7
9 LSU 291 277 290 303 1161 +9
10 Virginia 288 283 284 307 1162 +10
11 Auburn 282 284 290 308 1164 +12
12 Texas 293 283 283 307 1166 +14
13 Pepperdine 289 293 287 311 1180 +28
T14 Florida State 289 285 286 321 1181 +29
T14 Central Florida 294 284 293 310 1181 +29

Remaining teams: Arizona State (872), Alabama (873), Iowa State (875), North Carolina (875), Stanford (879), Kent State (881), Duke (888), Mississippi (888), Penn State (891), Lipscomb (891), Jacksonville (892), New Mexico (892), Purdue (902), Kennesaw State (904), Clemson (905).[2]

After 54 holes, the field of 30 teams was cut to the top 15.

Match play bracket

  • The eight teams with the lowest total scores advanced to the match play bracket.
Quarterfinals
May 30, morning
Semifinals
May 30, afternoon
Final
May 31
                 
1 Vanderbilt 3
8 UNLV 2
1 Vanderbilt 2
5 Oregon 3
4 Oklahoma State 2
5 Oregon 3
5 Oregon 1.5
2 Oklahoma 3.5
3 Illinois 3.5
6 Southern California 1.5
3 Illinois 1.5
2 Oklahoma 3.5
2 Oklahoma 3
7 Baylor 2

Source:[3]

Individual competition

Place Player University Score To par
1 Braden Thornberry Mississippi 66-71-69-71=277 −11
2 Mason Overstreet Arkansas 70-68-72-71=281 −7
T3 Theo Humphrey Vanderbilt 71-72-69-70=282 −6
Scottie Scheffler Texas 68-68-68-78=282
Matthias Schwab Vanderbilt 67-70-70-75=282
T6 Rico Hoey USC 74-68-66-76=284 −4
Dylan Meyer Illinois 71-67-69-77=284
T8 John Augenstein Vanderbilt 74-70-69-72=285 −3
Viktor Hovland Oklahoma State 68-74-68-75=285
John Oda UNLV 69-69-72-75=285

The field was cut after 54 holes to the top 15 teams and the top nine individuals not on a top 15 team. These 84 players competed for the individual championship.[4][5]

References

  1. ^ "2017 NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championships participants announced". NCAA. May 17, 2016. 
  2. ^ "NCAA DI Men's Championship – Stroke". GolfStat. Retrieved June 8, 2017. 
  3. ^ "NCAA DI Championship – Match". GolfStat. Retrieved June 8, 2017. 
  4. ^ Johnson, Greg (September 15, 2014). "New format for men's and women's golf championships receives approval". NCAA. 
  5. ^ "NCAA DI Championship − Stroke : Player Leaderboard". GolfStat. Retrieved May 31, 2016. 
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