WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- Duke's Michael Schachner broke the NCAA
tournament record with a 10-under 60 on Friday, and Stanford took a
two-stroke lead over Coastal Carolina with one round left.
Schachner, 120th after opening rounds of 79 and 69, matched the
NCAA tournament record for lowest score in relation to par, former
Stanford star Notah Begay's 10-under 62 in 1994. Schachner jumped
to 14th, four strokes behind the third-round leaders.
Schachner was 11 under after 14 holes, bogeyed No. 15 and closed
with three pars. He missed a 15-foot birdie putt on 18 that would
have given him a 59.
"I was excited and I really thought I was going to make it,"
Schachner said. "I'd been putting really well obviously. I had the
line and just gave it a little too much speed. It hit the top edge
and went by a little farther than I wanted. I think if I hit it a
little softer it goes in. It would have been fun. I'm not
Stanford, seeking its first team title since 1994, shot a
5-under 275 -- with the top four scores from the five-man team
counting in the standings -- for a 12-under 828 total on the Golden
Horseshoe Golf Club's Gold Course.
"It was an up and down day," Stanford coach Conrad Ray said.
"Today I camped out on the par 3s and it was a lot more stressful.
We started out pretty slow with a couple of bogeys on the first few
holes and kind of just hung in there."
Stanford's Rob Grube shot a 69 for a share of the individual
lead at 6-under 204 with Clemson's Kyle Stanley (65) and Georgia
Tech's Cameron Tringale (69). Georgia's Tech's Chesson Hadley (66),
Coastal Carolina's Dustin Johnson (70), UAB's Zach Sucher (70) and
BYU's Daniel Summerhays (68) were 5 under. Summerhays also shot 60
on the Gold Course last fall in the PING Preview.
Coastal Carolina had an 8-under 272 for a 10-under 830 total.
Charlotte and Alabama were tied for third at 2 under, followed by
Georgia (even) and Georgia Tech (3 over).
"We got off to one of those dream starts today -- played the
first two holes three under, which is something we talked about
last night," Coastal Carolina coach Allen Terrell said. "It was
an unbelievable start. I think we were 11 under through nine."