Third-ranked Wake Forest lost 3-2 to Stanford in the quarterfinals of the match play at the NCAA Championships on Tuesday at The Blessings Golf Club in Fayetteville, Ark.
The Deacons, who advanced to match play portion of the tournament for the first time since the format was changed in 2009, got wins from Cameron Young and Alex Fitzpatrick. Lee Detmer, who tied for fourth in the individual portion of the NCAA championship, lost 1 up while Eugenio Chacarra lost his match 3 & 1, and Eric Bae lost 4 & 3.
Wake Forest was the lone ACC school to make into the eight-team match play portion of the tournament.
Coach Jerry Haas, who completed his 22nd season, and the Deacons finished the season with five wins, the most since the 1983-84 season.
"I don't think we played our best today but I am proud of these guys," Haas said. "It is a heartbreaking way to have your season end. In match play, anything can happen and the difference between moving on or being eliminated is really small. We have played well all year long and today we just didn't have the breaks go our way."
Stanford, the sixth-seed, advanced to the semifinals which will be played later today.