Wise Wins NCAA Title as Oregon Advances
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Oregon sophomore Aaron Wise closed with a 1-over 71 on Monday to win the NCAA individual title by two shots.
Wise, who is turning pro after the NCAA ends at Eugene Country Club, is the first Duck to win the NCAA title. He also became the first player from the host school to win a national championship since Gary Hallberg at Wake Forest in 1979.
Rico Hoey of Southern California shot 69 to finish second, while Matthias Schwab of Vanderbilt was alone in third.
The Ducks were No. 26 in the latest NCAA poll and were among the eight teams who advanced to match play to decide the team title. Top-ranked Texas enters match play as the No. 1 seed. South Carolina and Oklahoma each shot 3-under 277 to advance.