Arkansas Tech knocks off Georgia Southwestern in NCAA Division II final to claim first national title

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Arkansas Tech became a first-time winner of the NCAA Division II National Championship last week, knocking off Georgia Southwestern in the medal match play final at PGA National’s Champion Course in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

The Wonder Boys took the No. 2 spot on the match-play bracket after a 48-over total for 54 holes that left them behind only Indianapolis.

In the first round, Arkansas Tech knocked off Central Missouri by a 3-0 margin, winning the first three matches out.

In the semifinals, Arkansas Tech took on West Florida. The Wonder Boys again won the first two matches, but Francois Jacobs, in the No. 3 spot, brought in a 75 that tied West Florida’s Felipe Garces Garzon and earned his team half a point. Andrew Jacobs brought in the winning point in the anchor match against Alejandro Restrepo.

Scores: NCAA Division II National Championship

Jacbos did the same in the final against Georgia Southwestern, edging opponent Jaxson Daskalos in the anchor match, 75 to 76.

Earlier in the day, teammates Francois Jacobs and Henry Frizzell had won decisive points to tip the scale in Arkansas Tech’s favor.

Leading up to the national championship, Arkansas Tech was ranked No. 2 by Golfstat behind only West Florida.

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