AUGUSTA, Ga. — Augusta State freshman Maverick
his fifth top-20 finish of the season Saturday in the third and final round of
the NCAA Tallahassee Regional at Golden Eagle Golf & Country Club in
Antcliff managed a pair of birdies on the day and he played his
final 10 holes in 1-under par. His birdie on the par-3 third hole got him back
to even par for his round as he finished tied for 19th at 4-under 212
(69-71-72). Junior Alex Wennstam netted three birdies of his own, signing for a
2-over 74 to notch a tie for 49th at 5-over 221 (71-76-74).
The ASU duo 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. Full-field results of the NCAA Tallahassee Regional are
available at www.golfstatresults.com/public/leaderboards/team/static/team4402.html.
North Florida, ranked 19th in the nation according to Golfstat,
completed its wire-to-wire victory and carded the low round of the day with a
7-over 281. The Ospreys bested No. 6 Washington by three shots, while regional
host Florida State and Georgia Tech took third and fourth, respectively.
Oklahoma and South Florida tied for the fifth and final qualifying spot for the
NCAA Championships. The Sooners earned the nod by edging USF in a tiebreaker on
the 18th hole. OU's combined score on the hole was 17, compared to USF's 20.
Washington's Cheng-Tsung Pan fired his third consecutive,
5-under 67 to secure a three-stroke victory at 15-under 201. UNF's MJ Maguire
and Florida State's Chase Seiffert tied for second along with individual Daniel
Walker of Richmond.
The top five teams and top individual not on an advancing team
from each regional advanced to the NCAA Championships, which are slated for May
28-June 2 at the Capital City Club's Crabapple Course in Atlanta, Ga.
A junior from Gothenburg, Sweden, Wennstam played in 11
regular-season events for the Jaguars. 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
Antcliff, 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.
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