PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Oklahoma State’s men’s golf team logged its first victory of the year at The Carmel Cup on Sunday, finishing six strokes clear of the field at Pebble Beach Golf Links.
The Cowboys posted a 3-over score of 363 during their third round to finish with a 54-hole tally of 1,075, 5-under par, and six shots ahead of Georgia at the par-72, 6,828-yard layout.
The victory marked the 13th time since 1973 Oklahoma State has won its season-opening event.
Three players shared the top spot in the individual race with Texas Tech’s Hannes Ronneblad, Georgia’s Greyson Sigg and Vanderbilt’s Matthias Schwab all finishing at 2-under 214.
A pair of Cowboys were among the three players to finish a stroke back with sophomore Sam Stevens and redshirt freshman Nick Heinen posting 1-under totals of 215.
Stevens closed with a 72, while Heinen posted a 73 during his final round.
Junior Zachary Olsen also finished in the top 10, tying for seventh place at 216 after signing for a 75.
Freshman Zach Bauchou wrapped up his OSU debut with a 2-under 70 to finish at 218 and tied for 16th place.
Bauchou was joined in the group at 2-over by sophomore Kristoffer Ventura, who posted a 74 during his third round.
Junior Wyndham Clark carded his second consecutive 74 to tie for 27th place at 221.
OSU will be back in action Sept. 18 when it begins play at the Olympia Fields/Fighting Illini Invitational.
Oklahoma finished in fourth place with a total score of 1088 (+8). The No. 18 Sooners entered the final round in fourth and held this position with a 5-over-par 365 on the day.
“The course played much tougher today and our guys hung in there,” OU head coach Ryan Hybl said. “It wasn’t exactly how we wanted to finish by I saw some good things this week. We have to get sharper throughout but these guys will continue to get better.”
Junior Max McGreevy and senior Luke Kwon paced the Sooners, tying for 10th place with overall scores of 217 (+1). It was Kwon’s first career top-10 finish and McGreevy’s seventh. McGreevy finished the day at 1 over, pocketing an eagle and a birdie. Kwon shot 2 over on Sunday, tallying two birdies on the day.
Shooting a 70, sophomore Grant Hirschman showed improvement in the final round. After beginning the day in a tie for 26th place, Hirschman carded three birdies Sunday to earn a share of 16th place with an overall score of 218 (+2). This is Hirschman’s 10th top-20 career finish.
After leading the team all weekend, freshman Brad Dalke slipped from a tie for eighth place to a share of 27th after shooting 78 Sunday. Sophomore Rylee Reinertson and freshman Aaron Terrazas closed the tournament in a tie for 34th with overall scores of 224 (+8).
The Sooners are back in action Sept. 13-14 (Sunday-Monday) in Plymouth, Minn. for the Gopher Invitational.