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NCAA Championship Delivers

You’d wonder, after Monday’s action-packed telecast, why the NCAA Golf Championship hasn’t been on television before now. If you are a golf fan, it was a show that you really didn’t want to miss. It’s too bad it was Memorial Day and potential viewers were probably either grilling out or playing golf.

Those who did watch saw more drama in two hours than we’ve seen from the PGA Tour all season. Not only was the individual NCAA champion being crowned but the fight was on for the top eight team spots in the match-play portion today and Wednesday that will determine the team champion.

The playoff for the individual title between Cameron Wilson of Stanford and Ollie Schniederjans of Georgia Tech was only slightly overshadowed by the clutch putting of UCLA that ensured the Bruins would be in the match play. And, on the other hand, the double bogey by South Carolina’s Will Murphy on his last hole that kept his team from finishing in the top eight.

And the best part was teammates who come out to cheer for each other, which makes college golf the most unique part of our game. Even Lanny Wadkins said, “If I had three years of my golf career to do over, I’d be back in college playing with my buddies.”


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