Cowboys claim sixth consecutive NCAA regional title
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Oklahoma State’s men’s golf team wrapped up its sixth consecutive NCAA Regional victory on Wednesday, carding a closing 281 to share top honors with Georgia Tech at the Scarlet Course.
OSU has now qualified for the championship event in 74 of a possible 75 seasons.
For the second-ranked Cowboys, the win was their fourth of the year and 40th overall under the direction of head coach Alan Bratton. Additionally, the victory was the seventh regional title in eight tries with him at the helm.
Three of OSU’s NCAA-best 16 regional titles have come at the famed Columbus, Ohio layout with the Pokes also coming out on top in 1990 and 2018.
The Cowboys finished with a 10-under total of 842 at the par-71, 7,422-yard layout. The Cowboys and Yellow Jackets finished 14 shots clear of Ohio State at 856. Arkansas posted an 859 total, while East Tennessee State carded an 852 to round out the group of advancing teams.
Eugenio Chacarra fired a closing 68 to wrap up his third individual win of the spring season. The Cowboy senior finished at 7-under 206 and one shot clear of the field. With his win, he became the 12th Cowboy to win regional medalist honors and the first since Kristoffer Ventura in 2016.
Chacarra opened with a birdie before moving back to even par for the day with his lone bogey at the third. He would bounce back with a birdie at the fourth before carding another at the seventh to turn in 2-under 34. He would come home in 1-under 34 after turning in a second nine that featured eight pars and a birdie at the 12th.
Joining Chacarra in the top 10 were junior Brian Stark and sophomore Jonas Baumgartner, who each finished at 212 and tied for seventh place.
Stark fired his low round of the event, a 2-under 69, to climb seven spots into the top 10, while Baumgartner posted a 71 to get to his 1-under total for the week.
Senior Aman Gupta tied for 15th place after signing for a 73 to finish at 214.
Sophomore Bo Jin rounded out the starting five for OSU, tying for 40th place at 219 after carding a 76 during his final round.
The Cowboys will now head to Grayhawk Golf Club in Arizona in search of their 12th national title. The event is slated to begin on May 27.