Monday, May 27th, 2019


GOLF Channel Notable Quotes
NCAA Men’s Golf Championships
Individual National Championship
Monday, May 27, 2019
Blessings Golf Club
Fayetteville, Ark.

**Oklahoma State’s Matthew Wolff wins the 2019 individual national championship at 10-under par, ninth player for Oklahoma State to win the NCAA men’s golf individual national championship.
**SMU defeated Clemson via a team playoff to solidify the eighth and final spot in advancing to Tuesday’s team match play competition.
**The low eight teams from today’s individual national championship advance to match-play competition starting Tuesday to determine the team national champions.

NCAA Individual Stroke Play National Championship final results
Matthew Wolff (Oklahoma State) -10
Steve Fisk (Georgia Southern) -5
Chun An Yu (Arizona State) -3
Justin Suh (Southern California) -2
Lee Detmer (Wake Forest) -2
Collin Morikawa (California) Even
Isaiah Salinda (Stanford) Even
Trent Phillips (Georgia) +1
Zach Bauchou (Oklahoma State) +1
Austin Eckroat (Oklahoma State) +1

GOLF Channel / NCAA Men’s Golf Championships Tuesday airtimes:
Quarterfinals – Team Match Play 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. ET
Semifinals – Team Match Play 4-8 p.m. ET

Schools advancing to team match play quarterfinals include:
Oklahoma State
Wake Forest
Texas A&M

Team Match Play Quarterfinal Matchups:
Oklahoma State vs. SMU
Vanderbilt vs. Texas A&M
Wake Forest vs. Stanford
Texas vs. Oklahoma

On Matthew Wolff, 2019 NCAA Men’s Golf Individual National Champion
Curt Byrum – “He came here on a mission this week.”
Byrum – “He was playing a little tight the first nine holes on Thursday, and he decided he wasn’t going to do that the rest of this tournament. And he didn’t.”
Billy Ray Brown – “He has not backed off throughout the day”
Steve Burkowski – “He has made a statement all season long and is going to put an exclamation point on his sophomore year as a national champion.”
Byrum – “Mission accomplished. You could tell he wanted this really bad. The only thing really miss on the resume was the NCAA individual champion.”

Matthew Wolff, 2019 NCAA men’s golf individual national champion, speaking with GOLF Channel’s Billy Ray Brown following his victory
Matthew Wolff [on recovering after opening nine 40]– “I think this is something I’ve been working on since I got to college, just maturity. I didn’t let it affect me and I knew I had confidence coming in to this week. Figured out something with my swing and my ball striking. From then on I thought if I put myself in good places and keep on giving myself opportunities they will keep on dropping. For the rest of the week I did that and stayed in a good frame of mind.”
Wolff – “Obviously these are the best amateurs of the world and to come out on top is really something special because most college events you get, you know, five or six really good teams, but this has all of the best players and all of the best teams. So it really does mean a lot. Obviously we still have work to do with the team championship but it is nice to get this done.”
Wolff – [on trying to go back to back and win the team championship] “That is the goal. Coming here this week we have talked about it all year, winning the team championship. The individual championship is really nice, and obviously this is the biggest tournament I’ve won thus far in my career, but it is all about the team this week. I want to do all I can to help my team and get OSU another one.”

SMU Head Coach Jason Enloe speaking with GOLF Channel’s Chantel McCabe following their playoff win over Clemson to earn the eighth and final spot into team match play
Jason Enloe – “My kids just hung in there, played for each other, just played so hard today. It was so hard out here. I felt bad for them actually because this course is so brutal. They just amazed me again today, and to bounce back in this crazy playoff is awesome.”
Enloe – “It has been a crazy year. These guys are just so awesome. Great group of kids. I’m so proud of them and so proud to be their coach. I think we had a little destiny on our side this year. Just really happy.”

SMU’s Noah Goodwin speaking with GOLF Channel’s John Cook following their playoff win

Goodwin – “It means a lot. We have been through a lot this semester and year as a team. We just went out there today and put our hearts into it and we left everything out there. To know that we as brothers went out there and pulled through for each other and to get it done means the world to all of us.”

Cal’s Collin Morikawa and USC’s Justin Suh speaking with Golf Channel’s Chantel McCabe on their final collegiate round
Collin Morikawa – “It’s family. These guys are going to be my brothers for life. I’ll be able to look back and always be able to talk to them and ask them for anything, where it is golf or life advice. These guys will be here forever and I’m really thankful for this opportunity.”
Justin Suh – “It was kind of nice having Coach with me for the last six holes. It was nice to just end it with him because he has taught me so much for these last four years. It was a very cool feeling walking down nine, and ending up with a par so that was nice. The memories I’ve made at SC, the connections I’ve made, it’s pretty overwhelming to know that it is coming to an end. It’s bittersweet, but Collin and I are ready to compete in the real world.”

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