Cowboys head for Louisville, Sooners off to Pullman as No. 1 seeds in regionals, Burrows in Austin field

INDIANAPOLIS – Oklahoma State’s men’s golf team will begin its quest for the program’s 12th NCAA title as the top seed at the NCAA Louisville Regional, which will be contested at the University of Louisville Golf Club, it was announced on the Golf Channel.

The top-ranked Cowboys enter postseason play as the defending NCAA champions and fresh off a victory at the Big 12 Championship last weekend. OSU will be one of 13 teams in action at the par-71, 7,217-yard layout.

Last year, head coach Alan Bratton’s squad won the NCAA Columbus Regional, which was the program’s third regional title in a row and its fourth in the past five years. Overall, the Cowboys have 13 regional titles, more than any program in the country.

Six 54-hole regional tournaments will be conducted May 13-15.  Thirteen teams and 10 individuals not on those teams will compete at each of three regionals while the other three regionals will have 14 teams and five individuals not on those teams.  The low five teams and the low individual not on those teams from each regional will advance to the finals.

Team and individual medalist titles will be decided May 24-29 at Blessings Golf Club in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The University of Arkansas is the host institution for the 2019 championships.

Lake of the Ozarks

The Oklahoma men’s golf team was selected as the No. 1 seed at the NCAA Pullman Regional, set for May 13-15 at the Palouse Ridge Golf Club in Pullman, Wash.

The Sooners, ranked No. 7 nationally by GolfStat, will make their ninth consecutive NCAA Regional appearance under 10th-year head coach Ryan Hybl and the 47th overall appearance in school history.
This marks the second straight season OU has been selected as a No. 1 seed.

The 14-team, 54-hole tournament is one of six NCAA Regionals. It will include 18 holes each day and serve as the preliminary event for the NCAA Championship. The low five teams and the low individual not on those teams will advance to the NCAA Championship, scheduled for May 24-29 at The Blessings Golf Club in Fayetteville, Ark.

NCAA Regionals will take place in Austin, Texas, Athens, Ga., Louisville, Ky., Myrtle Beach, S.C., Pullman, Wash., and Stanford, Calif.

In addition to OU, eight other Big 12 schools qualified for a NCAA Regional: No. 1 Oklahoma State (Louisville), No. 1 Texas (Austin), No. 3 Texas Tech (Myrtle Beach), No. 5 TCU (Austin), No. 5 Baylor (Louisville), No. 7 Iowa State (Louisville), No. 7 Kansas (Stanford) and No. 8 West Virginia (Louisville).

The Sooners have won five NCAA Regionals in school history including the 2018 NCAA Regional last year at the Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club. OU’s previous regional titles came in 1989, 1995, 2001 and 2015.

OU enters the NCAA Pullman Regional after tying for third place at the Big 12 Championship, its seventh straight top-3 finish. The Sooners have won three team titles and have nine top-3 finishes overall this season.

A stellar senior season will continue for Oral Roberts men’s golfer Cody Burrows, who earned an at-large berth into the Austin Regional of the NCAA Golf Tournament, it was announced Wednesday. Burrows tied for the individual championship at the 2019 Summit League Men’s Golf Championship and led The Summit League in stroke average this season.

Burrows will become ORU’s first NCAA participant in men’s golf since 2010, when ORU won the Summit League Championship and qualified as a team. ORU’s last at-large berth came in 2007 when Mauricia Tamez qualified for the NCAA Regional in Sugar Grove, Illinois.

Entering the NCAA Regional, Burrows is on pace to break the school record for stroke average in a season at 71.4. Tamez currently holds the record at 72.0, set in 2006-07. Burrows is a four-time First Team All-Summit League selection and was the 2017 Summit League Golfer of the Year.

During his senior season, Burrows had seven top five finishes in 12 tournaments, including his tie for first at The Summit League Championship.

Full List of Teams and Individuals Selected

Listed below are the teams and individuals selected to participate in the championships.  Teams winning automatic qualification are designated by their conferences in parentheses.

NCAA PULLMAN REGIONAL FIELD
(GOLFSTAT RANKINGS)
1. Oklahoma (7)
2. Georgia Tech (8)
3. South Carolina (15)
4. Texas A&M (26)
5. UCLA (29)
6. BYU (30)
7. Colorado State (44)
8. Florida (42)
9. Michigan State (56)
10. Purdue (61)
11. Kent State (89)
12. Northern Colorado (101)
13. Wright State (203)
14. Iona (242)
Individuals
1. Thomas Hutchison, UC Davis
2. Zach Smith, UC Santa Barbara
3. Daniel O’Loughlin, Colorado
4. Tim Widing, San Francisco
5. Jake Chanen, Grand Canyon
Louisville Regional
1. Oklahoma State
2. Auburn
3. North Florida
4. Louisville
5. Baylor
6. Arkansas State
7. Iowa State
8. West Virginia
9. Arizona
10. Mississippi St
11. New Mexico
12. Jacksonville St
13. Southern Illinois

University of Texas Golf Club – Austin, Texas
Hosted by the University of Texas at Austin
Teams (seeded in the following order):

  1. Texas
  2. Southern California
  3. Pepperdine [West Coast Conference]
  4. Clemson
  5. TCU
  6. Arkansas [Southeastern Conference]
  7. Iowa
  8. Marquette [Big East Conference]
  9. San Jose State
  10. Saint Mary’s (California)
  11. Sam Houston State [Southland Conference]
  12. University of Missouri-Kansas City [Western Athletic Conference]
  13. Prairie View A&M [Southwestern Athletic Conference]
  14. Army West Point [Patriot League]

Individuals:

  1. Blake Elliott, McNeese
  2. Angus Flanagan, Minnesota
  3. Cody Burrows, Oral Roberts
  4. Jake Benson, Rice
  5. Jeffrey Peters, Saint Peter’s

TPC Myrtle Beach – Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Hosted by Coastal Carolina University and Myrtle Beach Regional Sports Alliance
Teams (seeded in the following order):

  1. Wake Forest
  2. California
  3. Texas Tech
  4. Illinois [Big Ten Conference]
  5. Florida State
  6. UNLV
  7. Oregon
  8. Ohio State
  9. Northwestern
  10. Oregon State
  11. Cal State Fullerton [Big West Conference]
  12. Middle Tennessee [Conference USA]
  13. VCU [Atlantic 10 Conference]
  14. Robert Morris [Northeast Conference]

Individuals:

  1. Jack Lang, Davidson
  2. Zack Taylor, Coastal Carolina
  3. Bobby Bai, University of Central Florida
  4. Kyler Tate, University of Central Florida
  5. Florian Schroedl, Fairleigh Dickinson

University of Georgia Golf Course – Athens, Georgia
Hosted by the University of Georgia
Teams (seeded in the following order):

  1. Vanderbilt
  2. Duke
  3. Georgia
  4. Liberty
  5. Alabama
  6. Tennessee
  7. Campbell [Big South Conference]
  8. Kentucky
  9. Nevada
  10. SMU
  11. Memphis [American Athletic Conference]
  12. University of North Carolina Wilmington [Colonial Athletic Association]
  13. Princeton [The Ivy League]

Individuals:

  1. Roland Massimino, Kansas State
  2. Jacob Eklund, Kansas State
  3. Eduardo Carrete, Jacksonville
  4. Keller Harper, Furman
  5. Jeremy Gandon, Kansas State
  6. Billy Tom Sargent, Western Kentucky
  7. Logan Sowell, College of Charleston
  8. John Gough, Charlotte
  9. Jordan Warnock, University of South Carolina Upstate
  10. Will Halamandaris, Lafayett

Stanford Golf Course – Stanford, California
Hosted by Stanford University
Teams (seeded in the following order):

  1. Arizona State
  2. Stanford [Pac-12 Conference]
  3. LSU
  4. NC State
  5. North Carolina
  6. South Florida
  7. Kansas
  8. Virginia
  9. Ole Miss
  10. Georgia Southern
  11. UNC Greensboro [Southern Conference]
  12. Augusta University [Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference]
  13. Denver [The Summit League]

Individuals:

  1. Austin Squires, Cincinnati
  2. Riley Elmes, Loyola Marymount University
  3. James Nicholas, Yale
  4. Kyler Dunkle, Utah
  5. Teddy Zinsner, Yale
  6. Guillaume Fanonnel, Louisiana-Monroe
  7. Alex Lee, Fresno State
  8. Jack Rhea, East Tennessee State
  9. Shiso Go, East Tennessee State
  10. Jake Vincent, Southern Utah

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