Cowboys go deep in first round at Cabo Collegiate

SAN JOSE DEL CABO, Mexico – Oklahoma State’s men’s golf team opened play on Sunday at the Querencia Cabo Collegiate with a 276 tally to stand alone atop the leaderboard at Querencia Golf Club.

The top-ranked Cowboys, who won the event a year ago, used their 8-under score to hold a five-shot lead over California at the par-71, 6,898-yard layout. Arizona State posted a 1-over 285 to finish the day in third place.

Matthew Wolff was one of two Cowboys to log a sub-70 round on the day, firing a 65 to lead by one. The freshman began his day on the seventh hole with a birdie before carding his lone bogey of the day at the eighth. Wolff answered with a birdie at the ninth.

After beginning his back nine with four consecutive pars, he birdied Nos. 14 and 15 before adding another birdie at the 18th for a 3-under 32 side. Wolff recorded pars on the first three holes of his front side before posting two more birdies at the fifth and sixth for a 3-under 33 on his outward nine.

Sophomore Viktor Hovland totaled six birdies during his opening round on his way to a 3-under 68 to stand in a tie for third place.

Freshman Austin Eckroat posted an even-par 71 to finish in a tie for 15th place.

Junior Zach Bauchou and senior Kristoffer Ventura were a stroke off the pace of Eckroat, carding 72s to stand in a tie for 26th place.

The Cowboys will begin their second round tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. (MST) and will be grouped with Houston, Rice and Florida State. Live scoring is available at

Team Scores

  1. Oklahoma State—276
  2. California—281
  3. Arizona State—285
  4. Texas—286
  5. Florida State—287

Individual Scores

  1. Matthew Wolff, OSU—65

T3.  Viktor Hovland, OSU—68

T15. Austin Eckroat, OSU—71

T26. Zach Bauchou, OSU—72

T26. Kristoffer Ventura, OSU—72


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