TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Oklahoma State’s men’s golf team carded its low round of the week on Sunday to finish in second place at the Seminole Intercollegiate at Golden Eagle Country Club. Top-ranked Oklahoma dropped from second to third.
The Cowboys used their 7-under 281 to leapfrog Oklahoma and Liberty in the team standings and finish second for the second time in five starts on the season. OSU finished at 17-under 847, while host Florida State won the event with its 26-under total of 838 at the par-72, 6,965-yard layout. The Sooners were third at 852.
Liberty’s Alexandre Fuchs posted a closing 75 to hold onto medalist honors with an 11-under total of 205.
Coming off a runner-up showing in his last start, Eugenio Chacarra closed with a 68 to finish alone in third place at 8-under 208. Chacarra went out in even-par 36 with a front nine which included a pair of birdies. He opened his inward nine with a birdie at the 10th before posting birdies over three of his final four holes to get to 4-under par for the day.
Bo Jin carded his second career top 10, tying for eighth place. The freshman closed with a 74 to finish at 5-under 211.
Junior Austin Eckroat posted his low round of the event, finishing with a 3-under 69 to tie for 11th place at 213.
Freshman Brian Stark signed for a 73 to finish at 218 and tied for 29th place.
Senior Ferdinand Müller closed with a 71 to move into a tie for 44th place at 223.
Oklahoma shot a 1-under 287 to finish the event at 12-under and alone in third place. The bronze finish gives the Sooners their fifth top-five finish of the season and 18th in their last 19 tournaments.
“We didn’t have our best stuff today for sure,” head coach Ryan Hybl said. “But we’re just getting started for the spring and we’ll bounce back.”
Patrick Welch (209, -7) continued his hot streak dating back to last fall, finishing in a tie for fourth at the par-72, 6,965-yard Golden Eagle Golf and Country Club. The seventh-ranked player in the country carded an even-par 72 to finish the tournament at 7-under and notch the third top-five finish of his Oklahoma career. After winning the East Lake Cup in October and leading the Sooners this week, Welch has emerged as a leader for Hybl’s team.
All-American Garett Reband (213, -3) shot up the leaderboard with a 68 (-4) on Sunday afternoon to grab a share of 11th in his first 54-hole event of the season. The redshirt senior was efficient on the back nine, sinking four birdies, four pars and one bogey to move up from 31st and secure the 20th top-20 finish of his illustrious career. More impressively, he continues his streak of 54-hole tournaments at par-or-better, as he has finished even or under-par at every 54-hole event since March 2019.
“Patrick had a really solid week from start to finish and Garett finished his round off today in a nice fashion, which is always great to see,” Hybl said.
Logan McAllister (215, -1) carded a 73 to finish under-par at the Seminole and earn the sixth top-20 finish of his career. The juniors’ top-20 finish rate of 60 percent is the best on the Sooners’ roster, as he continues his streak of top-20 finishes, which now stands at four.
Redshirt senior Quade Cummins closed his tournament with a 2-over 74 to finish T26. Thomas Johnson rounded out the Oklahoma lineup with a 77 to finish at 9-over across 54 holes and in a tie for 56th.
Jonathan Brightwell finished as the runner-up among unattached golfers, firing a 6-over 222 over the three-day event to finish T39.
The Sooners and Cowboys are back in action on March 1-3 at the Cabo Collegiate at TPC San Antonio.
1. Florida State—277-282-279=838
2. Oklahoma State—283-283-281=847
5. NC State—289-278-294=861