STANFORD, Calif. (SMU) -- The SMU Mustangs men's golf team picked up its first win of the 2014-15 season, using a final round surge spurned by its two co-captains to tie UAB at 23-under and share the victory at The Goodwin at the Stanford Golf Course.
UAB led by one stroke with four players in the clubhouse, but an eagle-bogey-par finish on the last three holes from junior co-captain
STANFORD, Calif. (SMU) -The SMU Mustangs moved into third place after the second day at The Goodwin, improving by six positions after carding a 12-under 268 team score on Friday. SMU's score was the lowest of the day, one better than UAB's 269.
The No. 6 seed SMU Mustangs (27-6) face UCLA (20-13) in the second round of the NCAA Championship on Thursday, at 3:10 p.m ET on truTV. SMU won the American Athletic Conference regular-season and tournament titles en route to its 11th NCAA Tournament and its first since 1993. SMU has won four straight games and 25 of the past 28 overall. The Mustangs are 11-4 away from home this season including 2-0 in neutral site games; both in the AAC Tournament.
NCAA TOURNAMENT: SMU is making its 11th appearance in the NCAA Tournament and its first trip since 1993. The Mustangs have a 10-12 record in tournament games. SMU's best finish was a Final Four berth in 1956. The Mustangs earned an automatic bid by defeating Connecticut 62-54 in The American Championship on Sunday in Hartford, Connecticut.