Scottsdale, Ariz – For the first time in program history, Georgia Tech golf will play in the national championship tournament on Wednesday, after completing a grueling but successful 3-2 semifinal win over an Atlantic Coast Conference rival and senior at the NCAA Men’s Golf Championship on Tuesday. Race North Carolina.
Georgia Tech will face No. 2-seed Florida in the national title game on Wednesday at 4:35 p.m. Live national television coverage starts at 5 pm on Golf Channel.
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No. 5-seeded Tech advanced to its first national championship game with a second heart-stopping win of the day at Grayhawk Golf Club. After the Tar Heels won the first pair of games (Dylan Menante d. Christo Lamprecht6&5), the Yellow Jackets roared back to win three of the last four matches.
Seniors Bartley Forster And Connor Howe In the same way, he made Tech first by getting pointsTh He won 4&2 over UNC’s Ryan Burnett and Austin Grazer, respectively, to close the gap.
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After the real first person Hiroshi Tai He battled back but fell 1-on-1 to North Carolina’s David Ford, a game-high 2-2 finish. Ross Stillman UNC’s Peter Fountain went 1-up to win the game for the Yellow Jackets. Stillman made big, clutch birdies on 16 and 17 for a one-hole advantage, then made a birdie attempt from 2 feet on 18, giving Fountain the pair and the match to the Jackets.
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Before eliminating North Carolina in the semifinals, Georgia Tech earned a 3-2 decision in its quarterfinal matchup against fourth-seeded Pepperdine earlier Tuesday. Tye earned the deciding point in that match with a 19-hole sudden-death win over Pepperdine fifth-year senior Roberto Nieves.
Prior to earning a spot in this year’s title match, Georgia Tech’s previous NCAA championship match-play format was in 2013, when the Yellow Jackets lost to Alabama in the semifinals. Before the playoffs came in 2009, Tech finished second nationally four times in 1993, 2000, 2002 and 2005.
Georgia Tech is seeking its sixth national championship in school history. The Yellow Jackets have won four national titles in football (1917, 1928, 1952 and 1990) and four in women’s tennis (2007).
Georgia Tech vs. North Carolina, NCAA Championship Semifinals
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Tech’s NCAA Championship history – Georgia Tech has reached the NCAA Championship finals 32 times since 1985 (33 times in program history), which is tied for fifth all-time behind Oklahoma State (36), Arizona State (35), Florida (34) and Texas. (34), three of them are in the field in Scottsdale.
The Yellow Jackets have qualified for the playoffs five times since the introduction of the stroke-play/match-play format in 2009, previously finishing third in 2010, second in 2011, second in 2013 and fifth in 2014. Tech lost in the quarterfinals. Time, except for 2013 and this year, when the Jackets reached the semi-finals. Tech has lost to the eventual champion three times in its four appearances in the playoffs — Augusta State in the quarterfinals in 2010 and 2011, 3-2, and Alabama in 2013 (3-0-2).
Tech has finished second at the NCAA Championships four times (1993, 2000, 2002 and 2005, all before the playoffs). Only Oklahoma State has 18, Texas (6) and Purdue (5). The Yellow Jackets finished 16 times in the eighth game of the streak.
Tech has finished 15th in three NCAA championships played at Grayhawk Golf ClubTh In the year In 2021, it is tied for 12.Th In the year in 2022 and is tied for fifth this year.
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