NOTRE DAME, Indiana – Virginia Tech junior Marshall Bailey (Fincastle, Virginia) won a playoff hole against Matt Thompson of Michigan and advanced to the 2010 NCAA Men’s Golf Championship at the Honors Course in Ooltewah, Tennessee, June 1-6.
Bailey shot a final round four-under-par 66 to tie Thompson as the low individual not on an advancing team at 208. Bailey hit his second shot on the par-4 10th hole into the water, but rallied for a bogey, good enough to win the hole and the playoff. The NCAA Central Regional was played at the 7,023-yard, par 70 Warren Golf Course in Notre Dame, Indiana on Thursday through Saturday.
Virginia Tech shot a three-round total of 15-over-par 855 and finished in 10th place. Tech shot a 288 to complete Friday’s suspended second round and a 283 in the final round on Saturday.
Sophomore Blake Redmond (Sugar Land, Texas) tied for 28th at 213 and junior Garland Green (Tazewell, Virginia) tied for 32nd at 214. Green shot a two-under-par 68 in Saturday’s final round. Freshman Mikey Moyers (Stanardsville, Va.) was tied for 57th at 223 and freshman Jacob Everts (Ooltewah, Tennessee) tied for 59th at 224.
Florida State’s Drew Kittleson won the individual title with a six-under-par 204, four strokes ahead of Bailey. Bailey finished tied for sixth with his total of 208. In all, five of the top 10 individuals are ACC players.
Top seed Stanford won the regional with a total of 830, four strokes ahead of Florida State. Florida was third at 838, Duke was fourth at 839 and LSU claimed the final spot with a total of 847, one stroke ahead of Northwestern and Michigan. The top five teams advance to the finals, along with Bailey.
This is the second time in the last three seasons that a Hokie has advanced as an individual. In the 2008 East Regional in Chattanooga, Jurrian van der Vaart advanced to the finals. He finished tied for ninth in the finals at Kampen Course of the Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.
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