We know the NCAA men’s golf title will be coming to the Peach State, but we don’t yet know whether the national championship trophy is bound for Athens or Augusta.
After fifth-seeded Georgia upset fourth-seeded Illinois in the first round of match play, the Bulldogs outlasted eighth-seeded Duke, 3-2, in the semifinals in Stillwater. Wins by Harris English, Russell Henley, and Bryden Macpherson set up an all-Georgian national final against defending NCAA champion Augusta State. Seventh-seeded ASU also claimed a 3-2 semifinal victory, defeating third-seeded host squad Oklahoma State for the right to defend the Jaguars’ 2010 title.
Red and Black seniors English, Henley, and Hudson Swafford will lead the Bulldogs onto the links beginning at 1:00 p.m. tomorrow, when the SEC’s second-best overall athletics program will attempt to cap off the 2010-’11 academic term with an NCAA championship.