Wake Forest moved up two spots on Monday to finish third in the stroke-play portion of the NCAA Championships at The Blessings Golf Club in Fayetteville, Ark.
The third-ranked Deacons were one of eight schools advancing to the match play portion of the tournament, which begins on Tuesday. The Deacons will take on Stanford, which finished sixth, in the quarterfinals.
The Deacons finished 20 over for 72 holes, five shots behind second place Vanderbilt. Oklahoma State easily finished in first at 16 under, 21 shots better than Vanderbilt.
Helping the Deacons on Monday was Lee Detmer, who shot 3 under 69 and tied for fourth in the individual portion of the tournament. Alex Fitzpatrick shot even-par 72 and Cameron Young fired a 74. Eugenio Chacarra rounded out the scoring with a 76 for the Deacons.
This is the first time the Deacons have made it into the match-play portion of the NCAA Championships since the format was changed in 2009.
The Deacons are going for their fourth NCAA championship having won it in 1974, ’75 and ’86.