SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Ohio State defeated Texas Tech early Monday to cut the seeding from 30 teams to 15 in the College Golf NCAA Championship.
The two teams finished with 26 and 54 points and played for 15th place. In the five-player overall playoff, the bookies won by one stroke, with each member of the five-player lineup playing one hole between Nos. 1 through 5 at Greyhawk Golf Club.
Ohio State on three pars, with a birdie by Neal Shipley on the par-4 No. 2 and a bogey from Maxwell Moldova on the par-4 No. 4. Tech finished 1-over with four pars, including a bogey from Ludwig Aberg on No. 4, a 520-yard par-4.
The six-day tournament began on Friday. Monday’s fourth round was underway on AJ’s print deadline.
After 15 teams and the nine lowest-scoring players in those groups complete 72 holes, the singles champion is determined and the field is divided into eight-team brackets to determine the team champion. The first two rounds of bracket play are set for Tuesday and the championship match for Wednesday.
Aberg, one of nine players to advance to Monday’s fourth round, is 4-over through 12 holes and is tied for 34th at 5-over. Aberg took a double-bogey 6 on hole No. 10.
The two-time Ben Hogan Trophy-winning college golfer is expected to turn pro after making the NCAA tournament. For the first time this year, the PGA Tour plans to award a tour card to a player who finishes 1st in PGA Tour University points at the end of the year, and Aberg has been in that ranking all year. .
The exemption provides full status on the PGA Tour beginning immediately and through the end of the 2024 season.
This article originally appeared in the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal: Texas Tech drops NCAA Tournament playoff to Ohio State.