Pepperdine wins the 2021 DI men's golf championship
Pepperdine defeats Oklahoma to win the 2021 DI men's golf title
For the first time since 1997, Pepperdine is the national champion.
The No. 3 seeded Waves beat No. 4 Oklahoma in Wednesday's match play final, 3-2, to take the title. Joe Highsmith (4&3), William Mouw (4&3) and then Clay Feagler (1UP) won their matches to gives the Waves the championship.
Feagler's clutch putt on No. 16 gave him the lead in his match and paved the way for the team triumph.
HUGE PUTT FROM CLAY TO WIN THE HOLE! He's 1-up through 16!#WavesUp pic.twitter.com/kPKKsgwQJw— Pepperdine Men’s Golf (@PeppGolf) June 3, 2021
Here's a look at the complete scores from the match play final:
Match play final up for grabs as first pairing plays the back nine
Pepperdine and Oklahoma are tied 2-2-1 as the first pairing of Dylan Menante (Pepperdine) and Jonathan Brightwell (Oklahoma) play the second nine.
Brightwell is 1UP through No. 10, as four of the five matches are either tied or 1UP. Pepperdine's Joe Highsmith is 2 up through 8 for the biggest lead so far.
You can click or tap here to view live scores from the match. You can also watch the action on GOLF Channel now.
Here's a look at the scores:
Follow live: Pepperdine vs. Oklahoma for the national title
It's time to win a national championship.
No. 3 Pepperdine and No. 4 Oklahoma are facing off now in the finals of match play. You can click or tap here to view live scores from the match. You can also watch the action on GOLF Channel from 5 p.m. ET to 9 p.m. ET. It will be shown again at 10 p.m. ET to 2 a.m. ET.
Here's a look at the national champions going back to 2010.
Pepperdine vs. Oklahoma: Match play finals
No. 3 seed Pepperdine and No. 4 seed Oklahoma will face off in the finals of match play at the DI men's golf championships on Wednesday, June 2. The first tee time is scheduled for 4:35 p.m. ET between Pepperdine's Dylan Menate and Oklahoma's Jonathan Brightwell at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Coverage will air on GOLF Channel from 5 p.m. ET to 9 p.m. ET, and again from 10 p.m. ET to 2 a.m. ET.
Click or tap here to view live scores from the match.
En route to the finals, Pepperdine defeated No. 6 seed Florida State 3-1-1 in the quarterfinals, then No. 2 seed Oklahoma State 3-0-2 in the semifinals, while Oklahoma knocked off No. 5 seed Illinois 3-2-0, then No. 1 seed Arizona State 3-2-0.
Both finalists have won the DI men's golf national championship before. Pepperdine won the national championship in 1997, while Oklahoma won in 2017 and 1989.
Here are the pairings and tee times for the finals:
The par-4 3rd hole, which is 475 yards, is arguably the most difficult hole on the course with only three birdies so far, compared to a course-high 16 bogeys and two double bogeys. The par-3 5th hole (15 bogeys), par-4 10th hole (14) and par-4 12th hole (13) are also holes where golfers have been prone to finishing above par in match play.
Here are the complete results from match play, with the "other" category often representing holes where the match was already decided, so the round ended early.
Oklahoma defeats Arizona State, will play Pepperdine for title
We're down to two thanks to Quade Cummins' birdie on No. 17.
No. 4 Oklahoma defeated top seed Arizona State, 3-2, in Tuesday's second semifinal to set up Wednesday's match play championship against No. 3 seed Pepperdine. Cummins won 2&1 to clinch OU's spot in the final.
The Oklahoma Sooners will play for a national championship tomorrow afternoon!#Sooners | #L1S pic.twitter.com/HxqWYRc32i— Oklahoma Golf (@OU_MGolf) June 2, 2021
The Sun Devils finished their wins first, with Chun An Yu's dominant 5&4 triumph starting the finals. Another ASU win followed from Ryggs Johnston (3&2), but Oklahoma swept the last three with Logan McAllister (4&3), Jonathan Brightwell (1UP) and then Cummins coming through.
Pepperdine's Feagler makes hole in one, helps Waves advance to final
Clay Feagler's memorable ace on No. 8 was the highlight that helped No. 3 Pepperdine knock out No. 2 Oklahoma State in Tuesday's match play semifinals, 3-0-2.
Feagler won five consecutive holes, Nos. 8 through 12, including an ace with an 8-iron on the 187-yard No. 8.
HOLE IN ONE!— Golf Channel (@GolfChannel) June 1, 2021
GIVE IT TO CLAY FEAGLER! @PeppGolf pic.twitter.com/OITrRMprPI
Feagler ended up winning 2&1, with teammates Dylan Menante (3&2) and Joe Highsmith (1UP) picking up individual victories to secure the overall win.
Pepperdine will next play for the national championship on Wednesday.
DI men's golf match play: Semifinals schedule, scores
Just four teams remain in match play of the DI men's golf championships, after the field dwindled from eight teams with Tuesday's quarterfinals. The winners of the semifinals will advance to the national championship on Wednesday, June 2.
Here's the schedule for Tuesday's semifinals.
DI men's golf championships: Quarterfinals schedule, scores
Match play in the DI men's golf championships kicked off Tuesday morning, June 1, with four quarterfinal matches. Each match featured five players from each team competing in an individual matchup worth one point, and the winners will advance to the semifinals.
Here are the results from the quarterfinals:
- No. 1 seed Arizona State def. No. 8 seed North Carolina 3-1-1
- No. 2 seed Oklahoma State def. No. 7 seed Vanderbilt 4-1
- No. 3 seed Pepperdine def. No. 6 seed Florida State 3-1-1
- No. 4 seed Oklahoma def. No. 5 seed Illinois 3-2
Here are the pairings for the quarterfinal matches:
Clemson's Pettit wins individual title, quarterfinals set for match play
Clemson's Turk Pettit has won the 2021 DI men's golf individual national championship. Pettit finished with a 7-under 273 over four days and 72 holes of stroke play, edging Oklahoma State's Bo Jin by one shot. Pettit played the back nine first on Monday and took his first lead of the tournament at the 17th hole. After bogeying holes one and three, the senior made par the rest of the way as Jin and Arizona State's Ryggs Johnson inched closer.
Jin led this tournament after the second and third rounds but was unable to become the first freshman since 2007 with a 2-over round on Monday. He salvaged a rough tee shot on 18 for a chance at a playoff hole before his par putt went wide, giving Pettit the title. Johnston was only one stroke behind after making birdies on 9, 11, 13 and 15. He nearly drew level at 17 but bogeyed 18 to finish third at 5-under for the week.
Pettit is the second player in Clemson history to win the individual title.
While stroke play is now complete, the team competition is just getting started. After beginning with 24 teams in the championship, the field is down to eight as we enter the quarterfinals. Arizona State earned the No. 1 seed after 5-under team round on Monday pushed the Sun Devils into the spot. Oklahoma State was in control of that spot coming into the day but a 12-over round left the Cowboys at even for stroke play to finish second. 10-under as a group during stroke play. Pepperdine was the only other team in the top eight to finish below par on Monday. The Waves were 9-under for the day, surging from the wrong side of the cut line all the way up to third place for match play.
Here are the quarterfinal matchups for the eight teams moving on:
- No. 1 Arizona State vs. No. 8 North Carolina
- No. 2 Oklahoma State vs. No. 7 Vanderbilt
- No. 3 Pepperdine vs. No. 6 Florida State
- No. 4 Oklahoma vs. No. 5 Illinois
The 2021 NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championships resume Tuesday, June 1 with quarterfinal and semifinal action. Here is the full schedule for Tuesday. All times ET.
- 9:20 a.m. – Quarterfinal - Match #1 and #2 begin (1st and 10th tees)
- 10:10 a.m. – Quarterfinal - Match #3 and #4 begin (1st and 10th tees)
- 3:45 p.m. – Semifinal - Match #5 begins (winners of match #1 and #2)
- 4:35 p.m. – Semifinal - Match #6 begins (winners of match #3 and #4)
Stroke play: Individual championship race heats up on day 4
The 2021 DI men's golf individual champion will be crowned by the end of today. But the competition is heating up at the top of the leaderboard with several players within a few shots as they make the turn onto their final nine holes of stroke play. Clemson's Turk Pettit took his first lead of the tournament with birdies on 12 and 17 to move in front of Oklahoma State's Bo Jin.
Here's a look at the top of the leaderboard on day 4:
Georgia Tech defeats TCU in one-hole playoff to advance
Morning playoff start to finish. #NCAAGolf pic.twitter.com/teploU6Tbd— Georgia Tech Golf (@GTGolf) May 31, 2021
On Monday morning, May 31, Georgia Tech defeated TCU in a one-hole playoff to earn the 15th and final spot for the advancing teams. Both teams were tied at 32-over after Sunday's action.
The top 15 teams and the top nine individuals not on one of those teams advanced. Below are the pairings for the fourth round. GOLF Channel coverage will run from 5 p.m. ET to 9 p.m. ET, then it will re-air from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. ET.
Click or tap here to view the live scoreboard from the fourth round of stroke play.
The quarterfinals in match play will will begin at 9:20 a.m. ET on Tuesday, June 1.
Stroke play: Day 4 schedule, scores
TCU had its best round of the tournament on Sunday and will battle Georgia Tech in a tiebreaker Monday morning for the chance to continue play in the NCAA Championships.— TCU Men's Golf (@TCUMensGolf) May 31, 2021
🔗 https://t.co/YOAiKQIUVv#GoFrogs | #NCAAGolf pic.twitter.com/f9FjsekRaF
Monday, May 31 marks the final day of stroke play at the DI men's golf championships, as the top 15 teams and the top nine individuals not on one of those teams will advance. But first, TCU and Georgia Tech will face off in a tiebreaker Monday morning starting at 10:30 a.m. ET to determine which team will claim the 15th spot. All five players from each team will compete in a one-hole playoff.
Click or tap here to view the full team leaderboard. Television coverage is on Golf Channel from 5 to 9 p.m ET.
The team playoff is Tuesday and Wednesday, June 1-2. Golf Channel will provide live coverage of the quarterfinals, semifinals and finals of the team playoff.
TCU and Georgia Tech to compete in a tiebreaker at 8:30 a.m. ET
TCU and Georgia Tech will face off in a tiebreaker Monday morning at 10:30 a.m. ET to determine which team will claim the 15th spot after the first three rounds and continue on into round 4.
We're still playing!— TCU Men's Golf (@TCUMensGolf) May 31, 2021
TCU (+32) and Georgia Tech (+32) will play in a tiebreaker beginning Monday at 9:30 a.m. CT. The winner will continue on and play in Monday's fourth round.#GoFrogs | #NCAAGolf pic.twitter.com/MDKHbAy7SX
These are the 14 teams advancing in the DI men's golf championship
Today was the last round of the DI men's golf championship before the field was widdled down to 15 teams and 9 individuals not on qualifying teams. Oklahoma State continues to lead the pack with a score of 12-under par. The Cowboys are blowing out the pack, as the second-place team — Oklahoma — sits 13 strokes behind at 1-over par.
Always march forward.— OSU Cowboy Golf (@OSUCowboyGolf) May 31, 2021
Round 1 — T87 (74)
Round 2 — T33 (69)
Round 3 — T12 (67)#okstate | #golfschool pic.twitter.com/selg5IswW5
Note: The 15th spot is still up for grabs as TCU and Georgia Tech will face off in a tiebreaker to see which team will move on to the fourth round. Both teams are tied with a score of 32-over par. The tiebreaker will take place on Monday at 8:30 p.m. ET, and the winner will go on to compete the rest of the day.
Here are the teams set to advance after Sunday's round:
- Oklahoma State
- Arizona State
- Florida State
- Wake Forest
- North Carolina
- Sam Houston
- Texas Tech
Click or tap here to view the full team leaderboard.
Oklahoma State's Bo Jin leads the Cowboys and all individuals through three rounds of play after posting 1-under par score today with a total score of 9-under par. Clemson's Turk Petit is in second with a total score of 7-under. Here are the nine golfers that aren't on qualifying teams that will make the cut:
- Carson Berry, Oregon State | E
- Tristan Mandur, Utah | +1
- Ricky Castillo, Florida | +1
- Cole Bradley, Purdue | +4
- Trent Phillips, Georgia | +5
- Davis Thompson, Georiga | +5
- Bryce Lewis, Tennessee | +6
- Spencer Tibbits, Oregon State | +7
Day 3: DI men's golf championship
Individual stroke play continues Sunday at the DI men's golf championship. Oklahoma State has a commanding lead after two days of play in Scottsdale, Arizona.
At the end of today's round, the top 15 teams and nine individuals not on advancing teams are determined.
Here is the complete team leaderboard:
Click or tap here to see Saturday's full individual leaderboard.
The final round of individual stroke play is on Monday, May 31 with Golf Channel coverage from 5 to 9 p.m ET.
Team competition is Tuesday and Wednesday, June 1-2. The Golf Channel will cover the quarterfinals, semifinals and finals live.