Cole Miller wins regional golf title; PSU advances to NCAA championships

Bruno Cirelli
Mag 19, 2017

Here's a breakdown from each of the six Regionals. It's also the first time in seven years that a PSU individual won the regional title; TJ Howe did it in 2010. Cyclone Nick Voke was named individual champion after recording a 14-under 199 score, including a 61 during the final round. During his tenure, the school won 53 team events and had 34 All-Americans. He bogeyed the par-4 15th and the par-5 16th, before double bogeying the par-3 17th and the par-4 18th, which dropped his score to even par. The team then finished strong only shooting +3 on the final three holes as a squad. Team and individual medalist titles will be decided May 26-31 at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Illinois. UNLV, Auburn, Illinois, New Mexico and Purdue advanced as teams. But the final round in IN will be know for one top-ranked school holding their own while another faded.

This will be the seventh national championship appearance for UNM under 16-year coach Glen Millican. "This was unique because we were treading water for a day-and-a-half and struggling".

"I sent the guys a text telling them Illini golf always finds a way no matter what". "His mental toughness was key on the final nine, and he played some big-time shots down the stretch to get it done. It feels great that we persevered through a sluggish day-and-a-half". The Lobos finished fifth in 2005 and 2013. Andrej Bevins of New Mexico, who is ranked No. 99 in the country, and Illinois' Nick Hardy, who is ranked No. 27, shared medalist honors by finishing with 3-under-par 213s.

"Jared [De Toit] didn't start off with his usual fire or tenacity, but he got it going over the final couple of days", Thurmond said. The Orange and Blue finished at +14, good for third.

Joining them at the top of the leader board was Baylor. White, who opened the second day of action tied for fourth place after tallying an opening-round 69 (-3) on Monday (May 15), now trails Illinois State sophomore Trent Wallace, who leads the field with a 138 (-6) thanks to rounds of 68 (-4) and 70 (-2), and Virginia Tech sophomore Mark Lawrence, Jr., who is in a three-way for seventh after shooting two rounds of 71 (-1) to give him a total score of 142 (-2). Sean Crocker, Justin Suh and Rico Hoey each posted top-five individual finishes for USC. Charles Huntzinger, Penn State's other All-Big Ten golfer opposite Miller should play better at the championship than he did this week, but Penn State likely still won't have the depth to compete with stacked teams like LSU, Oregon and USC.

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