MILTON, Ga. (AP) -- Arizona State's season came to a dramatic end Friday in the quarterfinals of the NCAA golf championship, as top-seeded California survived when Brandon Hage birdied No. 18 following a nearly perfect approach to give the Bears a 3-2 victory and a spot in the semifinals.
Cal advanced to the semifinals to take on Illinois, which beat defending champion Texas 3-2. Host Georgia Tech will face Alabama, the 2012 runner-up, in the other semifinal at the Capital City Club's Crabapple Course north of Atlanta. The second-seeded Yellow Jackets needed a birdie from Ollie Schneiderjans on an extra hole to edge UNLV 3-2, while third-seeded Alabama topped New Mexico 4-1.
Hage hit his 137-yard approach within 3 feet to set up the winning birdie against Jon Rahm, the Arizona State freshman who shot a 61 on Tuesday in the first round of stroke play and finished tied for second in the individual event.
Hage's shot came after he had failed to close things out on No. 17 when his pa...