Eckroat rolls into second, Cowboys finish fifth at The Prestige

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LA QUINTA, Calif. – For the second consecutive day, Oklahoma State’s men’s golf team climbed the leaderboard at The Prestige presented by Charles Schwab, finishing fifth at the Greg Norman Course at PGA WEST.

The Cowboys entered the final round in eighth place before firing the round of the day, an 8-under 276, to finish at 7-under 845. Texas won the event after posting an 832 total at the par-71, 7,100-yard layout.

Austin Eckroat narrowly missed making it consecutive medalists at the event for OSU after Viktor Hovland finished first a year ago. The Cowboy junior posted a bogey-free 64 to stand at 10-under 203 and one shot off the pace of San Diego State’s Leo Oyo.

After opening with a pair of pars, Eckroat reeled off three consecutive birdies before closing his opening nine with four pars in a row. After turning in 3-under 32, Eckroat birdied the 11th to get to 4-under for the day. He then closed with birdies over three of the final four to come home in 4-under 32.

Sophomore Rasmus Neergaard-Petersen closed with a 1-under 70 to move into a tie for 34th place at 214.

Freshman Brian Stark followed a pair of 72s with a 71 to finish in a tie for 39th place at 215.

Sophomore Aman Gupta carded his low round of the event, a 71, to finish at 217 and tied for 45th place.

Senior Ferdinand Müller rounded out the starting five with a 74 to get in with a 217 total as well.

Rayhan Thomas led a trio of OSU freshmen in action at the tournament’s individual event held at Coral Mountain Golf Club. He closed with a 2-under 70 to finish at 7-under 209 and tied for seventh place.

Hazen Newman posted a 71 to finish at 213 and tied for 12th place, while Dillon Stewart tied for 15th place after carding a 76 to finish at 215.

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