May 31, 2012
PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. (seminoles.com) - Florida State and Kent State will play in a sudden victory playoff on Friday beginning at 11:00 a.m EST to determine the eighth and final team participant in the match play bracket of the 2012 NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championship at the Riviera Golf Club. The Seminoles and the Golden Flashes finished tied with identical scores of 23 over par 875 after three rounds of stroke play.
The playoff will consist of two fivesomes, one with three players from one team, two from the other, and vice versa for the second fivesome. If the teams are tied after 18, they will go again at hole 10 and go back and forth until a winner is determined.
Florida State's senior All-American Brooks Koepka, the Seminoles' last golfer of the round, drained a six-foot putt for par on the 18th and final hole of the third round to keep the Seminoles tied and force a playoff between the two teams. Koepka was playing in the final group with Kent State's McKenzie Hughes who bogeyed his final hole to drop the Golden Flashes into a tie with the Seminoles with only Koepka left to finish out the hole. Koepka stepped up and made his final putt to keep the teams even.
The winner of the playoff between Florida State and Kent State will face top seeded Alabama in the first round of match play in the NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championship on Friday at 1:00 p.m. EST at the Riviera Country Club.
In addition to Friday's match between Florida State/Kent State and Alabama, No. 2 UCLA will face No. 7 Oregon at 1:45 p.m., No. 3 Texas will face No. 6 Washington at 2:30 p.m. and California will face San Diego State (both finished in a tie for fourth place) beginning at 3:15. The winner of the Florida State/UCLA match will face the winner of the California VS. San Diego State match on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. EST in golf's version of the Final Fore.
NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championship/May 29-June 3, 2012/Par 71 Riviera Country Club/Pacific Palisades, California/Third Round Florida State Results T8/30. Florida State 290 290 295 875 T21. Daniel Berger 75 69 72 216 T29. Brooks Koepka 71 72 74 217 T61. Chase Seiffert 73 73 76 222 T99. Wesley Graham 77 76 73 226 T150. Joaquin Lolas 71 84 81 236
NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championship/May 29-June 3, 2012/Par 71 Riviera Country Club/Pacific Palisades, California/Third Round Team Results 1. Alabama 859 T15. Auburn 880 2. UCLA 861 17. Georgia 881 3. Texas 869 18. Chattanooga 884 T4. California 871 T19. Stanford 885 T4. San Diego State 871 T19. UCF 885 6. Washington 872 21. Illinois 887 7. Oregon 873 T22. Iowa 888 T8. Florida State 875 T22. Virginia 888 T8. Kent State 875 24. Virginia Tech 890 10. Liberty 876 25. Lamar 892 11. Oklahoma 877 26. East Carolina 895 T12. North Florida 878 27. TCU 897 T12. Florida 878 28. Memphis 901 14. Texas A&M 879 29. UAB 902 T15. Southern Cal 880 30. Tulsa 918