OSU shoots 1-under in final round, ties for seventh in Hawaii

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WAIKOLOA, Hawaii — Oklahoma State’s men’s golf team carded a 1-under 287 during its third round at the Amer Ari Invitational on Saturday to finish tied for seventh place at Waikoloa Kings’ Course.

The Cowboys were one of four teams to finish at 851 at the par-72, 7,074-yard layout. Joining OSU with 13-under totals were UCLA, Georgia Tech and Texas.

Texas Tech cruised to an eight-shot victory after posting a closing 278 to finish at 44-under 820.

Three players finished at 16-under 200 with USC’s Rico Hoey, Arizona State’s Jared duToit and Texas Tech’s Fredrik Nilehn all sharing the top spot in the individual race. Nilehn went on to claim medalist honors in a sudden death playoff.

Freshman Viktor Hovland and junior Kristoffer Ventura led OSU’s starting five, tying for 33rd place. Hovland closed with a 74, while Ventura posted the squad’s low round of the day, a 69, to get to his 213 total.

Sophomore Hayden Wood signed for his low round of the event on Saturday, carding a 70 to finish at 214 and tied for 40th place.

Junior Sam Stevens and sophomore Zach Bauchou each carded 74s to finish at 216 and tied for 50th place to round out OSU’s starting five.

One of four Cowboys to compete individually, senior Zachary Olsen fired his second consecutive 67 to move into the top 10 with a 207 total. He finished tied for 10th place.

Junior Stratton Nolen tied for 70th place at 220 after carding a 74, while classmate Brendon Jelley came in a stroke back at 221 and tied for 75th place.

Redshirt freshman Tyson Reeder closed with a 77, tying him for 107th place at 228.

OSU will return to action on Feb. 26 when it begins play at the Querencia Cabo Collegiate in Cabo, Mexico.

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