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NCAA Men's Golf Championships 2015: Results, Leaderboard Standings from Monday

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistJune 2, 2015

This Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014 photo, shows Dylan Reales' golf bag that contains his first golf club, constructed from a wooden broomstick, mixed in with his professional clubs, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Reales started learning to play golf by swinging the broken broomstick at fruit and vegetables discarded at a temporary market set up in front of his house in one of the poorest neighborhoods in Buenos Aires. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
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A lot was on the line at the NCAA men's golf championships on Monday, as both the individual national champion was set to be crowned and the eight teams that would advance to the match-play quarterfinals were to be decided. 

Let's take a look back at how it all played out. 
 

Individual Leaderboard

Monday Individual Results
PlaceTeamSchoolMonday ScoreTotal Score
1Bryson DechambeauSMU-1-8
2 Cheng-Tsung PanWashington-5-7
T3Hunter StewartVanderbilt-4-6
T3Thomas DetryIllinois-2-6
5Paul DunneUAB+1-5
6Claudio CorreaSouth FloridaE-4
7Andrew PresleyTCU-2-3
T8Doug GhimTexas-1-2
T8Riley DavenportCharlotte-2-2
10Beau HosslerTexas-1-1
Source: NCAA.org

For the entire leaderboard, check out GolfStatResults.com. 

Teams' Leaderboard

Monday Team Results
PlaceSchoolMonday ScoreTotal Score
1Illinois-6+3
2Vanderbilt-3+5
3Georgia+3+6
4Texas-4+6
5USC+3+9
6South Florida+3+16
7LSU+10+17
8UCLA+6+20
Top 8 advance to quarterfinals.
9Georgia Tech+9+23
10TCU+11+27
11Florida State+10+29
12Auburn+8+31
13South Carolina+12+35
14SMU+14+40
15San Diego State+18+41
Source: NCAA.org

Recap

SMU's Bryson Dechambeau had to sit through a rain delay that lasted over an hour and had to withstand the furious push from Cheng-Tsung Pan, who shot a scintillating five-under for the day. But when the dust settled, Dechambeau won the individual national championship, finishing at eight under after notching a one-under 71 on the evening.

SMU Athletics tweeted Dechambeau's achievement after the event:

SMU Athletics @SMUMustangs

It's official, Bryson #Dechambeau has become the first individual @NCAA Champion in @SMUGolfM history! #PonyUp http://t.co/jp9CediLPR

An emotional Dechambeau talked about his victory after clinching the title. 

"I've worked so hard for this moment, and I can't even imagine what just happened right now," he said on the Golf Channel broadcast. "It's been a long time coming, and I'm so honored to have won this title."

He also won with class, per the Golf Channel on Twitter:

Golf Channel @GolfChannel

Classy gesture by @SMUGolfM's Bryson DeChambeau congratulating Washington's Cheng-Tsung Pan on his 67. http://t.co/Qmk0Iyc8a5

It was a bit of a surprise title for Dechambeau, who had only two previous NCAA wins coming into the tournament (though he did come into the tournament hot, with four straight top-five finishes). But he was as steady as they come over his four rounds, finishing under par in each one. 

He also proved to be a memorable character during the event. He had the country buzzing given his unique set of clubs, which all measure at the same length, and also played a shot out of the water with nothing but his pants on earlier in the tournament. 

But while Dechambeau was the story, there was also the matter of finalizing which eight teams would qualify for the match-play quarterfinals. In the end, Illinois led the field, while UCLA played well enough to slip past a struggling Georgia Tech team to advance to the next round. 

It appears Illinois and Texas are the two teams to watch. Both are incredibly deep, and while Illinois was consistent through all four rounds, Texas was absolutely on fire in the past two, shooting a whopping 12-under over the last two rounds combined. 

It's hard to imagine any of the eight quarterfinalists has more confidence at the moment than the Longhorns, though Illinois' depth and performance during this tournament to this point make them another team to watch. 

Neither squad has an easy match-play opponent, of course, as Illinois will take on UCLA, and Texas will face USC. The other two matchups will pit Vanderbilt against LSU and Georgia against South Florida.     

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