Stanford took control on the back nine of the opening two matches Wednesday and beat Texas to win the NCAA championship for the ninth time.

Henry Shrimp rallied from an early 2-down deficit against Spencer Soosman, and Isaiah Salinda won four of five holes to start the back nine with a victory over Cole Hammer. Brandon Wu led from the second hole over Pierceson Coody, giving the Cardinal the final point it needed in a 3-2 victory at Blessings Golf Club.

Stanford last won the NCAA title in 2007, two years before the format switched to match play.

Stanford's Brandon Wu tees off on the first hole during the final round against Texas in the NCAA men's college golf tournament Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Fayetteville, Ark. (AP Photo/Michael Woods)
Stanford’s Brandon Wu tees off on the first hole during the final round against Texas in the NCAA men’s college golf tournament Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Fayetteville, Ark. (AP Photo/Michael Woods)

The Cardinal, the No. 6 seed coming out of stroke play, beat Wake Forest and Vanderbilt to reach the final. Texas was coming off an upset Tuesday evening against top-ranked Oklahoma State.

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Stanford's Daulet Tuleubayev tees off on the first hole during the final round against Texas in the NCAA men's college golf tournament Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Fayetteville, Ark. (AP Photo/Michael Woods)
Stanford’s Daulet Tuleubayev tees off on the first hole during the final round against Texas in the NCAA men’s college golf tournament Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Fayetteville, Ark. (AP Photo/Michael Woods)
Stanford's David Snyder chips out of a bunker on the 12th hole during the final round against Texas in the NCAA men's college golf tournament Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Fayetteville, Ark. (AP Photo/Michael Woods)
Stanford’s David Snyder chips out of a bunker on the 12th hole during the final round against Texas in the NCAA men’s college golf tournament Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Fayetteville, Ark. (AP Photo/Michael Woods)
Texas's Pierceson Coody makes a putt on the 4th green during the final round against Stanford in the NCAA men's college golf tournament Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Fayetteville, Ark. (AP Photo/Michael Woods)
Texas’s Pierceson Coody makes a putt on the 4th green during the final round against Stanford in the NCAA men’s college golf tournament Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Fayetteville, Ark. (AP Photo/Michael Woods)

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