Calum Scott advances to final round of NCAA Individual Championship

CARLSBAD, Calif. — Powered by an impressive round three that featured six birdies and an ace on the 245-yard, par-3 12th hole on Sunday afternoon at Omni La Costa’s North Course, Texas Tech’s Calum Scott secured a spot in Monday’s final round of stroke play competition at the NCAA Championships. He fired a 4-under-par 68, which tied for the second-lowest individual card of the day.

 

However, while Scott advanced to compete for the 72-hole individual championship on Monday, the Red Raiders did not qualify as a team for the fourth round signaling their exit after the first 54 holes. The top 15 teams of the 30 that entered the national championship continued onto Monday, eight teams will move on to match play starting Tuesday to determine the national championship team, while Monday will determine the individual champion on the last day of stroke play.

With a 2-over-par 218 after 54 holes, Scott qualified to participate as an individual being of the low nine individuals that was either an individual entering the tournament, or not on one of the 15 advancing teams. The junior is tied for 18th overall and seven shots back of the 54-hole individual leader, Adam Wallin (Ohio State).
Scott’s round-three score helped lead a valiant effort for the No. 11 Red Raiders, who surged to a 17th-place finish after starting the day 27th among the 30-team field.
Ending its season just four shots back of the NCAA Championships final advancing spot, Tech put together a collective round three of 3-under-par 285 — the second-lowest team score of the day behind Illinois, which shot a 6-under and currently leads all teams at the NCAA Championships entering Monday.
Aiding Scott in that effort was Baard Skogen, who ended his impactful collegiate career on a high note shooting a 3-under-par 69 in round three. The score was a 10-shot improvement from Saturday’s 7-over-par, as the senior fired four birdies to just one bogey en route to his lowest round of the NCAA Championships. Skogen ultimately finished 6-over-par (222) for the tournament, the second-lowest card among the non-advancing players (4-over was the cut line).
The Red Raiders also received solid efforts from senior Tyran Snyders, who fired a 1-over-par 73 on Sunday, and sophomore Matthew Comegys, who carded a 3-over-par 75. For Snyders — who ended his day with a birdie on hole No. 18 — the round was a three-shot improvement from his 4-over round two card as he bettered his score in each of his three rounds. Meanwhile, Comegys ended his week 12-over-par, though he shot a 5-over-par over his final 36 holes.

Charlie DeLong saw his first action of the championship on Sunday as the alternate entering the weekend was inserted in place of Vicente Marzilio. In his first Division I NCAA Championship appearance, DeLong fired a 7-over 79.
Scott is scheduled to tee off his fourth round of the championship on Monday at 2:57 p.m. CT from hole No. 10. NBC Sports will have live coverage of the final round on the Golf Channel and Peacock beginning at 5 p.m. CT.
NCAA Championship Team Leaderboard (Rds. 1-3)
1. Illinois: 293-287-282=862 (-2)
2. Virginia: 290-287-291=868 (+4)
3. Vanderbilt: 297-286-290=873 (+9)
4. Florida State: 299-289-286=874 (+10)
5. Ohio State: 294-294-289=877 (+13)
T-6. North Carolina: 291-296-292=879 (+15)
T-6. Auburn: 293-293-293=879 (+15)
8. Florida: 295-302-287=884 (+20)
T-9. Arizona: 290-298-297=885 (+21)
T-9. Georgia Tech: 292-301-292=885 (+21)
11. Texas: 296-301-290=887 (+23)
12. Baylor: 297-299-292=888 (+24)
13. Oklahoma: 301-302-286=889 (+25)
T-14. Tennessee: 305-292-294=891 (+27)
T-14. East Tennessee State: 296-297-298=891 (+27)
=== Top 15 Teams Advanced to Round 4 ===
16. Wake Forest: 298-304-291=893 (+29)
17. Texas Tech: 309-301-285=895 (+31)
18. LSU: 301-306-296=903 (+39)
19. California: 304-296-304=904 (+40)
T-20. Texas A&M: 298-307-300=905 (+41)
T-20. Stanford: 297-301-307=905 (+41)
22. Clemson: 306-303 297 906 (+42)
T-23. Oklahoma State: 303-305-299=907 (+43)
T-23. Notre Dame: 296-305-306=907 (+43)
25. Utah: 306-298-305=909 (+45)
26. SMU: 303-302-305=910 (+46)
27. New Mexico: 299-306-307=912 (+48)
28. West Virginia: 307-304-302=913 (+49)
29. North Florida: 307-297-317=921 (+57)
30. Purdue: 310-310-304=924 (+60)

Texas Tech Leaderboard (Rds. 1-3)
T-18. Calum Scott: 76-74-68=218 (+2)
T-40. Baard Skogen: 74-79-69=222 (+6)
T-95. Matthew Comegys: 79-74-75=228 (+12)
T-113. Tyran Snyders: 82-76-73=231 (+15)
DNF. Charles DeLong: DNP-DNP-79 (n/a)
DNF. Vicente Marzilio: 80-77-DNP (n/a)

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