With three of the very best groups within the nation tied for the lead after 54 holes, Wednesday’s last spherical of the Big 12 Men’s Championship figured to be a thrilling one.
It didn’t disappoint.
Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Texas – ranked Nos. 1, 4 and 5, respectively, in Golfstat – started the final day deadlocked at 16 over. With gamers teeing off in pairs, the top-ranked Sooners went out and grabbed an early lead, and all through the day all three squads held the benefit. Finally, it was the Cowboys, the reigning convention champs from two years in the past however with a brand new look, edging out Oklahoma by a shot and Texas by two at 9 over following a 7-under closing efficiency.
For Oklahoma State, the victory marked the 11th Big 12 title in this system’s storied historical past. Amazingly, seven of these wins have come at Prairie Dunes, the Hutchinson, Kansas, gem that hosted this yr’s occasion. The Cowboys even have 4 wins this season after shortly changing All-Americans Matt Wolff, Viktor Hovland and Zach Bauchou, who all turned professional two summers in the past.
Freshman Bo Jin led the best way for the Cowboys by tying for fifth whereas senior Austin Eckroat added a T-5 end. Wake Forest switch Eugenio Chacarra continued his robust debut season in Stillwater, notching his sixth top-10 end. Aman Gupta additionally tied for 10th.
Oklahoma was paced by sixth-year senior Quade Cummins, who tied for second at 3 below, a shot shy of particular person medalist Cole Hammer. The Texas junior turned the 31st completely different particular person convention champion in Longhorns historical past, becoming a member of a powerful record that features Ben Crenshaw, Justin Leonard, Scottie Scheffler and Doug Ghim.
All 4 Texas counters birdied the 17th gap to present the Longhorns the lead, however a Pierceson Coody triple bogey knocked Texas to 3rd. Coody nonetheless tied for sixth to proceed his superb spring, which incorporates 5 straight top-6 finishes. Mason Nome and Parker Coody tied for 10th; it was the latter’s first top-10 end because the fall opener at Colonial.