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Saturday, June 4, 2011

College Notebook: Peter Uihlein and OSU fall

Peter Uihlein at last year's U.S. Amateur. Photo courtesy of McClatchy-Tribune News Service.

Former IMG Academies alum Peter Uihlein, the reigning U.S. Amateur champ, and his Oklahoma State University teammates didn't exact the necessary revenge needed to advance to Sunday's final in the NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championship at the Karsten Creek course in Stillwater, Okla.

Conditions were set up for a Cowboys magical run, as they were playing the tournament on their home course.

But for a second straight year, Augusta State ousted OSU.

The Jaguars won last year's national title a bit under the radar, and will go for their second straight crown against Georgia.

The Cowboys were the highest remaining seed left as Augusta State qualified for the match play portion as the No. 7 seed.

Only the top eight teams advanced following 54 holes of stroke play.

Uihlein, who was a member at Sara Bay Country Club in Manatee County while a student at IMG Academies, finished a few shots behind LSU's John Peterson for the individual national championship.

Playing in the final pairing on Saturday, Uihlein got torched in his match against Patrick Reed.

Reed won 8 and 7 in the most lopsided match of the day.

Augusta State edged the Cowboys 3-2 after Carter Newman defeated OSU's Sean Einhaus on the first sudden-death playoff hole.

The national title is heading to the Peach State, with both the Jaguars and Bulldogs residing in Georgia.

Uihlein's summer, though, still includes trips to the U.S. and British opens where he's earned automatic exemptions after last year's U.S. Amateur victory.

Earlier in the week, Florida's Bank Vongvanij wrapped up his stellar career with the Gators during the stroke play portion.

Vongvanij, a Bradenton Prep alum, tied for 13th with a 2-over par 218 total, which was seven shots behind Peterson's winning score.

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