Cowboys No. 1 seed in Austin, Sooners No. 3 at Stanford Regional

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INDIANAPOLIS – Oklahoma State’s men’s golf team was tabbed as the top seed in the NCAA Austin Regional it was announced today by the NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Committee.

The regional, which will be contested at the University of Texas Golf Club, will be one of six 54-hole tournaments conducted May 15-17. 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 to the finals, which will be contested May 26-31 at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Ill.

The fourth-ranked Cowboys earned their seeding after posting four victories and three runner-ups in 11 starts thus far. Wake Forest will serve as the regional’s No. 2 seed, while Texas will be the No. 3 seed. Mississippi and Arizona State rounded out the top five as the Nos. 4 and 5 seeds, respectively.

OSU rolled to a 19-shot triumph at last year’s NCAA Stillwater Regional to extend its NCAA-leading regional victory total. The Cowboys have won 11 regional titles dating 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.

The Cowboys have produced two consecutive NCAA Regional medalists after Kristoffer Ventura‘s victory last season at Karsten Creek. Overall, OSU claims to 11 regional medalists.

The Oklahoma men’s golf team was selected as the No. 3 seed at the NCAA Stanford Regional, the NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Committee announced Thursday. The tournament will be played May 15-17 at the Stanford Golf Course in Stanford, Calif.

The Sooners, ranked No. 14 nationally by Golfweek/Sagarin, will make their seventh straight regional appearance under eighth-year OU head coach Ryan Hybl and 45th postseason appearance in program history.

“We’re excited to be heading out West for NCAA Regionals, and Stanford is a great golf course,” Hybl said. “Our mission will be to go take care of business out in California.”

The 13-team, 54-hole tournament, hosted by Stanford, is one of six NCAA Regionals. It will include 18 holes each day and serve as a preliminary event for the NCAA Championships finals. The low five teams and the low individual not on those teams will advance to the finals, scheduled for May 26-31 at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Ill.

NCAA Regionals will also take place in Baton Rouge, La.; College Grove, Tenn.; West Lafayette, Ind.; Austin, Texas; and Sammamish, Wash. A total of 81 teams and 45 individuals were chosen for regionals.

In addition to OU, seven other Big 12 squads qualified for a regional, including Oklahoma State (No 1. Seed, Austin), Baylor (No. 2 seed, Stanford), Texas Tech (No. 2 seed, College Grove), Texas (No. 3 seed, Austin), Kansas (No. 7 seed, Austin), Iowa State (No. 9 seed, Austin) and TCU (No. 10 seed, College Grove).

Last year, the Sooners advanced to their sixth straight NCAA Championships with a second-place finish at the NCAA Stillwater Regional. At the national tournament in Eugene, Ore., OU advanced to match play quarterfinals.

NCAA Stanford Regional Field (Golfweek/Sagarin Ranking):

  1. Stanford (8)
    2. Baylor (6)
    3. Oklahoma (14)
    4. Georgia Tech (22)
    5. Pepperdine (35)
    6. North Carolina (31)
    7. North Florida (40)
    8. BYU (48)
    9. Houston (56)
    10. Ohio State (57)
    11. UC Santa Barbara (68)
    12. Sacramento State (104)
    13. South Dakota State (196)

Individuals: 

  1. Collin Morikawa, California
    2. Hayden Shieh, Santa Clara
    3. David Kim, UC Irvine
    4. Justin Doeden, Minnesota
    5. Andres Gonzalez, Long Beach State
    6. Felix Mory, Cal State Northridge
    7. Fidel Concepcion, Southern Utah
    8. Grant Booth, Nevada
    9. Brian Humphreys, Boise State
    10. Mike Graboyes, Cornell
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