Alabama men’s golf team claims programs first national title

MILTON, GA (WIAT) – The Alabama men’s golf team earned the program’s first National Championship with a 4-1 victory over Illinois in the finals of the NCAA Golf Championship on Sunday.

This victory had an even deeper meaning for the Crimson Tide who faced a heartbreaking loss a year ago to Texas in the NCAA finals.

“I think (what happened last year) makes it more special,” Alabama head coach Jay Seawell said when asked about last year’s loss. “It makes you appreciate it a great deal more. It is so hard to even get here. This team has been on a mission, a mission, a mission. That is the leadership of Scott Strohmeyer and all of the guys on this team. It is their championships and we won today because of them.”

The National Championship is the first in a men’s sport outside of football in Alabama history and is the 24th National Championship across all sports.


Match Play Championship Results


Sunday, June 2 – Championship Match


Match 7 – #3 Alabama d. #5 Illinois, 4-1

Bobby Wyatt (Alabama) d. Thomas Detry (Illinois), 6 and 5

Trey Mullinax (Alabama) d. Charlie Danielson (Illinois), 1-up

Thomas Pieters (Illinois) d. Justin Thomas (Alabama), 1-up

Scott Strohmeyer (Alabama) d. Brian Campbell (Illinois), 3 and 2

Cory Whitsett (Alabama) d. Alex Burge (Illinois), 4 and 3


Saturday, June 1 – Semifinals Results


Match 5 – #5 Illinois d. #1 California, 3-2

Michael Weaver (Cal) d.. Thomas Detry, 1-up

Charlie Danielson (Illinois) d. Joel Stalter (Cal), 3 and 2

Thomas Pieters (Illinois) d. Max Homa (Cal), 1-up (20 holes)

Brian Campbell (Illinois) d. Michael Kim (Cal), 2 and 1

Brandon Hagy (Cal) d. Alex Burge (Illinois), 4 and 3


Match 6 – #3 Alabama d. #2 Georgia Tech, 3-0-2

Anders Albertson (GT) vs. Bobby Wyatt (Alabama), all square

Trey Mullinax (Alabama) d. Shun Yat Hak (GT), 4 and 3

Bo Andrews (GT) vs. Scott Strohmeyer (Alabama), all square

Justin Thomas (Alabama) d. Seth Reeves (GT), 3 and 1

Cory Whitsett (Alabama) d. Ollie Schniederjans (GT), 3 and 2


Friday, May 31 – Quarterfinals Results


Match 1 – #1 California d. #8 Arizona State, 3-2

Austin Quick (ASU) d. Michael Weaver (Cal), 1 up (19 holes)

Joel Stalter (Cal) d. Max Rottluff (ASU), 1 up

Max Homa (Cal) d. Trey Ka’ahanui (ASU), 3 and 2

Spencer Lawson (ASU) d. Michael Kim (Cal), 1 up

Brandon Hagy (Cal) d. Jon Rahm (ASU), 2 up


Match 2 – #5 Illinois d. #4 Texas, 3-2

Thomas Detry (Illinois) d. Julio Vegas (Texas), 1 up

Charlie Danielson (Illinois) d. Toni Hakula (Texas), 1 up

Brandon Stone (Texas) d. Thomas Pieters (Illinois), 2 and 1

Kramer Hickok (Texas) d. Brian Campbell (Illinois), 2 and 1

Alex Burge (Illinois) d. Cody Gribble (Texas), 3 and 2


Match 3 – #2 Georgia Tech d. #7 UNLV, 3-2

Carl Jonson (UNLV) d. Seth Reeves (GT), 4 and 3

A.J. McInerney (UNLV) d. Shun Yat Hak (GT), 2 up

Bo Andrews (GT) d. Nicholas Maruri (UNLV), 3 and 2

Ollie Schniederjans (GT) d. Kevin Penner (UNLV), 1 up (19 holes)

Anders Albertson (GT) d. Kurt Kitayama (UNLV), 2 and 1


Match 4 – #3 Alabama d, #6 New Mexico, 4-1

Bobby Wyatt (Alabama) d. Victor Perez (UNM), 2 and 1

Gavin Green (UNM) d. Trey Mullinax (Alabama), 5 and 4

Scott Strohmeyer (Alabama) d. Benjamin Bauch (UNM), 4 and 3

Cory Whitsett (Alabama) d. John Catlin (UNM), 5 and 4

Justin Thomas (Alabama) d. James Erkenbeck (UNM), 4 and 3

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