Cowboys look to advance as top seed in Columbus Regional

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Oklahoma State’s men’s golf team will be back in action on Monday when it begins play at the NCAA Columbus Regional at Ohio State’s Scarlet Course.

OSU, which enters play ranked No. 1, will serve as the top seed in the 13-team field. Monday’s first round is set to begin at 6:30 a.m. (CST) at the par-71, 7,364-yard layout with head coach Alan Bratton’s squad being grouped with Illinois and Texas Tech. The regional will consist of 54 holes Monday through Wednesday with 18 holes being contested each day.

The regional will be one of six conducted to determine the field for the NCAA Championship finals, which will be contested May 25-30 at Karsten Creek in Stillwater.

Three sites will have 13 teams and 10 individuals not on those teams, while the other three regionals will be comprised of 14 teams and five individuals not on those teams. The low five teams and low individual not on those teams from each regional will advance.

The Cowboys will be looking to add to their NCAA-leading total of 12 regional titles. OSU has won two regional titles in a row after victories at the NCAA Austin Regional in 2017 and the NCAA Stillwater Regional two years ago.

The Cowboys, who have advanced to the NCAA Championship 70 times in the 71-year history of the program, also have 11 regional medalists overall. Senior Kristoffer Ventura was the school’s most recent, adding his name to the list two years ago in Stillwater.

OSU’s regional total dates back to 1989. That year, the three-regional system was implemented and used until 2008. During that time, OSU competed in the Central Regional every year. The 2009 campaign marked the first time a six-regional format was used.

Ventura will be joined in the starting five by junior Zach Bauchou, sophomore Viktor Hovland and freshmen Austin Eckroat and Matthew Wolff. Senior Sam Stevens will travel with the squad as its substitute.

Live scoring for the event will be available at golfstat.com.


 

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