Sooners, Cowboys conclude season at Concession Club, Hybl proud of Sooner season

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The No. 12 seed Oklahoma men’s golf team finished its season on Sunday at the 2015 NCAA Championships. The tournament was played at the 7,483-yard, par-72 Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Fla.

The Sooners tallied a 299 (+11) on Sunday, bringing their three-round total to 910 (+46). Currently, OU is tied for 28th place.

Third-round play was suspended due to lightning with 13 groups still on the course and concluded early today.

Oklahoma State, which was in 12th place as the day began, fell into a tie for 19th after its worst round, a final-round 304. It was a disappointing end to an inconsistent season for the Cowboys, who seemed to have one disastrous round in every event.

Zachary Olsen shot 75 in the final round to finish in a tie for 19th place. Jordan Niebrugge shot his third consecutive 75. Wyndam Clark and Kristoffer Ventura each shot 77 and Brendon Jelley shot 82.

The top 15 teams from the first 54 holes of stroke play will advance to play another round on Monday. From there, the top eight squads will advance to the match play portion of the event.

"This just wasn’t our week," sixth-year OU head coach Ryan Hybl said. "Our guys had a tough time each day, and we could never really get going."

Sophomore Max McGreevy led the Sooners. McGreevy shot a final-round 72 (E) and a 6-over-par 222 for the event, good for a tie for 51st. On Sunday, McGreevy carded three birdies in a four-hole stretch from holes No. 13-16.

With a 232 (+16), Grant Hirschman is tied for 113th place. The freshman closed his NCAA Championships debut with a 4-over-par 76. Junior Beau Titsworth shot a 75 (+3) for the final 18 holes.

Sunday’s round marked the end of the collegiate careers of seniors Michael Gellerman and Charlie Saxon, who are tied for 126th place with scores of 234 (+18). Gellerman tallied a 2-over-par 74 for the final round, pocketing four birdies, while Saxon shot an 80 (+8).

Hybl said that even though it is disappointing to see the season end, he is proud of the way his squad performed throughout the season.

"We had a phenomenal year and one of the best in our school history," Hybl said. "It’s always frustrating finishing poorly, but I don’t want to take away from our year as a whole. We won three times this year, including a postseason regional, and we made another big step in our program this season. I am proud of our guys and their effort this year, and I am especially proud of our seniors that left a great legacy here at OU and our golf program."

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