NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Ludvig Aberg and Baard Skogen placed in the top 10 individually and the Texas Tech men's golf team advanced to the NCAA championship tournament with a tie for third in the NCAA New Haven Regional that concluded Wednesday.
Three Tech players shot in the 60s during the final round at the par-70 Yale Golf Club.
Aberg bogeyed his last hole, the par-3 No. 9, to shoot 69 and tie for sixth at 5 under par. Skogen birdied No. 9 for a 68 and a tie for ninth at 4-under.
Carl Didrik Meen Fosaas shot 67, starting birdie-birdie on holes No. 10 and 11 and adding one more birdie and 15 pars to tie for 12th at 3-under.
Tech's other counting score came from Andy Lopez, who signed for a 70, finishing even-par for the day and even for 54 holes. Calum Scott shot 74, finishing 4-over for the day and for the tournament.
The Red Raiders advance to the NCAA final site, Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona, where the national team and individual championships will be decided from May 27 through June 1.
"I'm proud of the guys," Tech coach Greg Sands said. "They brought good effort and focus. We knew it would be a day where we needed to stay in the present. We did a fantastic job of that. I'm happy for the guys because they've worked really hard for this moment and deserve all the credit."
From each of the six regionals, the top five teams and the lowest-scoring individual not on those teams advance.
Joining the Red Raiders from the New Haven Regional will be Wake Forest, North Carolina, North Florida and Georgia Southern. The individual qualifier is Adrian Vagberg from Virginia Commonwealth, who finished 5-under.
Wake Forest finished 26-under, seven strokes clear of North Carolina and 10 better than Tech and North Florida. Georgia Southern finished 6-under, taking the final team-qualifying berth by four strokes over Illinois and Virginia.
North Carolina's Austin Greaser was the regional medalist, finishing at 10-under with rounds of 68, 63 and 69. Alex Fitzpatrick from Wake Forest and Ryan Gerard from North Carolina tied for second at 9-under.
Tech is advancing to the NCAA championship event for the 14th time and in back-to-back years for the first time since 2006 and 2007.
Georgetown will be Texas Tech's opponent in the annual Big East-Big 12 Battle, a Tech source confirmed Wednesday to A-J Media. The Red Raiders will host the Hoyas on Nov. 30.
Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports first reported the development, as well as the entire Big 12-Big East Battle schedule.
Georgetown finished 6-25 this past season and 0-19 in conference play. The Hoyas were winless away from home and lost their last 21 games.
The other matchups, according to Rothstein's report, include Baylor at Marquette, Providence at TCU, Kansas State at Butler, Oklahoma State at Connecticut, Seton Hall at Kansas, Creighton at Texas, Oklahoma at Villanova, St. John's at Iowa State and West Virginia at Xavier.
All the games will take place between Nov. 29 and Dec. 4.
In the same event the past three years, Tech has lost road games at DePaul and Providence and had a home game against St. John's canceled on account of COVID-related travel concerns.
Texas Tech has produced a four-part video series covering Joey McGuire's first spring practice as the Red Raiders' head coach. The episodes will air at 7 p.m. for four consecutive Tuesdays starting next week. Each is 20 minutes.
They will be shown on Big 12 Now on ESPN+ and be available on the football program's Facebook page, its TexasTech.com website and its YouTube channel.
The series is titled "The Brand," a reference to McGuire's stated goal to be "the toughest, hardest-working, most competitive team in the country."
Tech said the series contains previously unaired footage from spring practice and more than 30 interviews of top returnees and every member of McGuire's coaching staff.
This article originally appeared on Lubbock Avalanche-Journal: Tech roundup: Red Raiders advance to NCAA final tournament with tie for 3rd at New Haven