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TCU forces playoff with Georgia Tech for final stroke-play position; Oregon State's Spencer Tibbits advances as individual via playoff


SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — As if it weren’t hot enough in the desert, the NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championship is really heating up before the final round of stroke play.

TCU sophomore Aymeric Laussot made a clutch 18-foot putt for birdie on his last hole Sunday to get his Horned Frogs into a tie for 15th place, forcing a playoff against Georgia Tech for the last spot in the final round of stroke play at the difficult Raptor course at Grayhawk Golf Club. Freshman Filippo Celli and sophomore Jacob Skov Olesen also made birdie on the par-4 ninth, TCU’s final hole of the round.

Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings: Men’s team | Men’s individual

The team playoff begins at 7:30 a.m. local (10:30 a.m. ET) Monday with a five-player shotgun start off holes Nos. 14-18. The No. 1 player in the lineups will play No. 18, No. 2 will play No. 17 and so on. All scores will count, and the team with the lowest cumulative score over the five holes advances.

On Sunday evening immediately after the third round, NC State’s Benjamin Shipp and Oregon State’s Spencer Tibbits dueled in a 2-for-1 playoff for the last individual spot in Monday’s final round. The pair played the par-4 10th hole, with Tibbits making par for the win. He is among nine players not on teams that are advancing still alive for the individual title.





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