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Florida State Advances to NCAA Men’s Golf Match Play Championship Final

Florida State Advances to NCAA Men’s Golf Match Play Championship Final

CARLSBAD, Calif. ( – Knocking off a pair of Atlantic Coast Conference opponents in both of its matches on the day, fifth-seeded Florida State advanced to the final of the 2024 NCAA Division I Match Play Championship Tuesday at the Omni La Costa North Course in Carlsbad, California.

To open the quarterfinals, the Seminoles avenged a loss to North Carolina in the title match of the 2024 ACC Championship, as they fended off the fourth-seeded Tar Heels, 3-1. FSU continued its winning ways in the semifinals, as the Noles knocked off eighth-seeded Georgia Tech, 3-2. With the wins, Florida State advances to the national championship match for the first time in program history.

In its quarterfinal matchup, North Carolina took early leads in four of the five matches and Tar Heel Dylan Menante gave UNC an early 1-0 with a 2&1 win over Cole Anderson. Despite the early setback, the Seminoles bounced back with three straight wins from Brett Roberts, Luke Clanton and Tyler Weaver.

Roberts faced a 1DOWN deficit after 12 holes but won three of the final five holes to earn a 2&1 win. Clanton saw a similar deficit, going 3DOWN after 10 holes, but stormed back by winning four of the next seven holes and sealing a 2&1 win. After seeing his lead shrink to just 1UP after 14 holes, Tyler Weaver won the final three holes to clinch the match with a win over David Ford, 3&2.

After Georgia Tech upset top-seeded Illinois in the quarterfinals, FSU needed to defeat its second straight ACC opponent to advance to the final. Seeing another early deficit from Anderson’s 3&2 setback to Tech’s Bartley Forrester, the Seminoles responded when Clanton recorded a come-from-behind win over ACC Player of the Year, Christo Lamprecht, 2&1. Matching Clanton, Weaver also moved to 2-0 on the day after needing 19 holes to fend off Kale Fontenot and ACC co-medalist Frederik Kjettrup knocked off national champion, Hiroshi Tai 3&1 to send FSU to the title match. Prior to the clinching match, Georgia Tech’s Carson Kim defeated Gray Albright, 4&2.

The Seminoles will meet Auburn in Wednesday’s final, as it marks the second straight season an ACC team clinched a spot in the title match after…


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