UGA golf team advances to NCAA final

Georgia's Harris English is 2-0 at this year's NCAA tournament as the Bulldogs will play Augusta State Sunday for the national title.

Georgia's Harris English is 2-0 at this year's NCAA tournament as the Bulldogs will play Augusta State Sunday for the national title. (Matt Barnard, The Tulsa World/AP)

From UGA sports communications:

STILLWATER, Okla. — The Georgia men’s golf team defeated Duke in the semifinals of the NCAA Championships on Saturday at Karsten Creek Golf Club and will play for the national title on Sunday against Augusta State.

The Bulldogs dispatched the Blue Devils 3-2 behind wins from seniors Harris English and Russell Henley and sophomore Bryden Macpherson. Augusta State, the 2010 national champion, knocked off home-standing Oklahoma State 3-2.

Sunday’s final match will be played at 1 p.m. Live scoring and video will be available at NCAA.com.

“It feels really good,” said English, who is 2-0 in the NCAAs this year. “It’s what we’ve been gearing up for all year. We’ve got three seniors (English, Henley and Hudson Swafford), and this is our final tournament. Having this opportunity really means a lot to us.”

35 comments Add your comment

lanier

June 4th, 2011
5:39 pm

go you hairy linkesters

william cranman

June 4th, 2011
5:43 pm

Let’s bring home the title boys. Good luck!

wYLd hAiR

June 4th, 2011
5:50 pm

No matter what happens, the golf title stays in Georgia. Nuff said!

We

June 4th, 2011
5:51 pm

AAWWWWWW, I guess this means that tek lost…..again. ha ha

Worm

June 4th, 2011
5:52 pm

Good luck guys…Hope to see these seniors rewarded for their good work over the last four years…I would feel better if Patrick Reed from Augusta St. still played for UGA.

"Chef" Tim Dix

June 4th, 2011
6:10 pm

True Blue

June 4th, 2011
6:21 pm

sorry to disappoint all you doggy fans out there, but the title is staying in Augusta.

Barner B. Jones

June 4th, 2011
6:40 pm

And we all know the wittle doggies ain’t goin’ to ever win a second NC in football.

OLD DAWG60

June 4th, 2011
6:52 pm

UGA HAS WON 5 NATIONAL TITLES IN FOOTBALL. CHECK THE UGA MEDIA GUIDE.

JDawg1785

June 4th, 2011
7:04 pm

Bring it home, boys! Good luck!!

Boca Baby

June 4th, 2011
7:24 pm

It can be said that the best of college golf is in the State of Georgia. Even Tech was in the final eight.

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Derek D

June 4th, 2011
7:29 pm

So, once again, why isn’t the headline about Augusta State? they ARE the defending NCAA champs and a lot bigger story than another team from a mega conference. I hope tha the Dogs get smoked by the Jags. At least your golf team is better than the u derachieving football mob.

Dawg72

June 4th, 2011
7:36 pm

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Dawg72

June 4th, 2011
7:47 pm

ASU grad in 68 & A UGA grad in 72! It,s like having two girl friends and being able to take your pick and every thing will come out just fine,

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UGA Alum 93

June 4th, 2011
8:34 pm

That would be three in 12 years (’99 & ‘04 previously). Whatever we are paying Haack we need to double it.

78 Dawg

June 4th, 2011
8:42 pm

the UGA media guide? really, marketing bs, a national championship not from ap or upi but voted on the by athens womens league in 1931? really.

Rabid Dawg'84

June 4th, 2011
8:58 pm

I have a degree from both, either way, I win the national championship tomorrow. I have never rooted against UGA in my life. But I have to root for the little guy SUN.
Go Jags and Dawgs!

sports

June 4th, 2011
9:50 pm

pretty sweet the ga tech HACKS choked in the NCAA Golf Tournament…what a bunch of losing phonies.

Top Row Dawg

June 4th, 2011
11:35 pm

Going for double figures in NCAA Men’s championships. Come on Dogs!

Brian

June 5th, 2011
12:46 am

Can someone exlpain to me how Augusta State competes in Division II for other sports but Division I in golf?

Coastal Dog -- SSI

June 5th, 2011
7:10 am

Chris and Fellas, Have a super day; finish the drill. Good luck to all of you. RD

Sloan

June 5th, 2011
7:14 am

Let’s get it done today guys! Best of luck to all of you, but especially to the seniors on this team: Harris, Hudson and Russell!

JAWJeRDAWG

June 5th, 2011
8:47 am

Congratulations to Coach Haack and the UGA Men’s Golf Dawgs, and to Augusta State for reaching the NCAA championship.

In the game of golf, these two Georgia teams are both winners. You’ve certainly made our state proud. Good players on both teams.

Good luck today to UGA in bringing home the championship trophy. Either way, our State is the winner.. Go Dawgs!

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bud fry

June 5th, 2011
12:24 pm

why is it NOT on TV?

Cornbread

June 5th, 2011
12:49 pm

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BulldogBen

June 6th, 2011
11:55 am

I hate it for Russell Henley. Kid could’ve gone pro last year and turned down BIG money to come back and win a title.

Title or no title, gotta love that.

GO DAWGS!

Skin Evolution

June 7th, 2011
10:57 am

Wow! Congrats for advancing in the finals. :) I am starting to like golf now. Please continue, you are all doing great! The best thing to do upon winning the finals is to have a Charleston Med Spa. This is a great price for all your hard work.

JSS

June 8th, 2011
12:09 am

@ Brian…
The same way most of the non football playing D-1 schools are allowed to participate in other D-1 championships. Villanova most of the Big East, and many of the HBCUs and may D-IIs compete in a number of D-II and below non revenue leagues and championships. They meet the enrollment standards, they just don’t want to be stuck with D-1 football or the budget drain…

@ bud fry…
The Spring championships are put in a highlight package (Track, Golf, and Swimming) that airs on CBS Sports Saturday later this month…

And congrads to the ASU team, once again they stick it to the mighty and overrated!

The Dogfather

June 8th, 2011
10:27 am

Defending Champion and back to back titles go to the Little school from Augusta. Beating the dawgs with a fomer player will teach hack and douglas. Once agian the great sports journalist at the AJC missed the boat with their award winning coverage. A better script could not have been produced. You guys missed it last year and (not that surprising) this year. Maybe the ajc should replace these juveniles with journalist!

Thomas Brown

June 9th, 2011
5:08 pm

That would, indeed be nice.