AUGUSTA, Ga. — Augusta State's Alex Wennstam and
Maverick Antcliff both registered sub-par rounds Thursday on the opening day of
the NCAA Tallahassee Regional at Golden Eagle Golf & Country Club in
Antcliff carded three birdies en route to a 3-under 69 and
Wennstam managed a 1-under 71 with three birdies and two bogeys. Off the 65
players in the field, 35 shot under par and 40 individuals turned in rounds of
even par or better. Antcliff is part of a six-way tie for 14th place and
Wennstam is knotted among six players in 30th.
Antcliff and Wennstam earned at-large individual bids from the
NCAA on Monday, May 6 when the field of 81 teams and 45 individuals were
selected for the six regional sites. Tee times are expected to be released
later in the day by the NCAA and Golfstat. Live scoring of the Tallahassee
Regional is available at www.golfstat.com and full-field
results are available at www.golfstatresults.com/public/leaderboards/team/static/team4402.html.
A junior from Gothenburg, Sweden, Wennstam played in 11 events
for the Jaguars during the regular season. He ranked second on the squad in
stroke average (74.03) to Antcliff and led the team in rounds of par or better
(13). He enjoyed a strong spring campaign, improving to a 72.79 scoring average
in six spring events.
Antcliff, a freshman from Beaudesert, Australia, made a big
splash in his first season as an active member of the program. In six events
during the spring, Antcliff posted a team-low 73.0 stroke average and
squad-best four top-20 finishes. He tied for 16th in his collegiate debut at
the Puerto Rico Classic and shot a 3-under 69 in his first round as a Jaguar.
In the final round of the Cleveland Golf/Palmetto Intercollegiate, he fired a
4-under 66 to spark the Jags to the team title.
North Florida, ranked No. 19 in the nation, scored the
Tallahassee Golf & Country Club layout to the tune of a 16-under 272 that
featured a 7-under 65 from individual leader MJ Maguire. The Ospreys raced out
to a four-stroke lead over No. 6 Washington, while regional host Florida State
is in third place, five shots back of UNF. Oregon, No. 7 Georgia Tech and South
Florida are tied for fourth, eight shots off the pace.
The six regionals are three-day, 54-hole events slated for
Thursday-Saturday, May 16-18. The top five teams and top individual not on an
advancing team from each regional will advance to the NCAA Championships, which
are slated for May 28-June 2 at the Capital City Club's Crabapple Course in
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NCAA Tallahassee Regional
Golden Eagle Golf & Country Club
(hosted by Florida State University)
May 16-18, 2013