Four Sooners, two Cowboys receive All-Big 12 men’s golf honors

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A league-high four Oklahoma golfers and two Oklahoma State golfers were selected to the All-Big 12 men’s golf team, it was revealed Thursday by the conference.

Determined by the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings, Sooners Drew Goodman, Ben Lorenz, Jase Summy and Patrick Welch each earned one of the 10 spots on the All-Conference team. Oklahoma paced the Big 12 in honorees for the second time in three seasons and equaled the program’s record with four selections in a season, tying the 2021 team.

For OSU two days after earning All-America honors, Oklahoma State’s Jonas Baumgartner and Rasmus Neergaard-Petersen received all-league recognition.

Goodman, in a year where he earned his second consecutive PING All-America honor, received his inaugural All-Big 12 accolade. The sophomore from Norman finished No. 40 in the Golfweek rankings, the highest for a Sooner this season and fourth in the Big 12. His season average of 70.05 (-0.97) was the sixth lowest in program history, and his 158 birdies set a program record. He secured five top-five finishes, along with eight inside the top 20. He was the runner-up at the NCAA Norman Regional and made the Big 12’s All-Tournament Team with a fifth-place finish at Prairie Dunes.

Ben Lorenz becomes a first-time All-Big 12 selection after piecing together one of the best springs in program history. In his eight events played in 2023, he nabbed six top-10 finishes, highlighted by his first career win at The Goodwin. The Peoria, Ariz., product finished third at the NCAA Norman Regional after a top-10 finish at the Big 12 Championship. His 70.20 (-0.88) was the seventh lowest in Oklahoma history, and his 9-under-par performance at The Goodwin registered as the 15th-best 54-hole score in the program’s annals.

Summy is the first OU freshman to earn All-Big 12 honors since Grant Hirschman in 2015 and just the 33rd freshman in the league’s history to receive All-Conference recognition. Garnering the No. 56 spot in the national rankings, the Keller, Texas, native posted a scoring average of 70.60 (-0.34), a new OU freshman record and 15th all-time in Norman. He shared medalist honors at the Boilermaker Invitational to close the regular season, and his 148 birdies on the year were the third most ever for a Sooner.

Despite four All-America honors, Patrick Welch’s selection to the All-Big 12 team marked the second (2021) of his career. A scoring average of 70.35 (-0.79) over 34 rounds this season earned him the No. 55 ranking in Golfweek. His eight top-20 finishes matched Goodman for the most on the team, and his 14 rounds in the 60s also were tied for the team lead. Welch, who holds two of OU’s lowest single-season scoring averages, leaves Oklahoma placed within the school’s all-time top 10 in various categories, including low round vs. par (1st, -10), career average (3rd, 71.25), wins (T7, 2), par-or-better rounds (1st, 92), rounds played (5th, 143), finish percentage (6th, 74.8%), birdies (2nd, 515), eagles (4th, 14) and more.

For Oklahoma State’s Baumgartner and Neergaard-Petersen, both players received honorable mention All-America status earlier this week before adding the all-conference honors to their resumes.

The 2022-23 All-Big 12 Team consists of the top 10 golfers in the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings after the conclusion of the NCAA Championships.

Baumgartner tallied five top-10 finishes on the year. He picked up his first career victory this spring at the Mountaineer Invitational and had runner-up showings at the Jackson T. Stephens Cup and the Big 12 Championship. Additionally, the junior finished fifth at the NCAA Las Vegas Regional and was seventh at the N.I.T.

The Bielefeld, Germany native wrapped up the season ranked 34th in the Golfweek/Sagarin Ranking and No. 60 in Golfstat’s ranking.

Neergaard-Petersen had a pair of top 10s to his credit this past season, finishing ninth at the Fighting Illini Invitational and seventh at the Haskins Award Invitational. The fifth year also had an 11th-place showing at the Big 12 Championship.

A native of Niva, Denmark, Neergaard-Petersen wrapped up his collegiate career at No. 35 in the Golfstat ranking and 63rd according to Golfweek.


Full List

Player of the Year: Ludvig Aberg, TTU

Newcomer of the Year: Christiaan Maas, UT

Co-Coach of the Year: Grant Robbins, K-State and Bill Montigel, TCU


All-Big 12 Team (By Rank)

Ludvig Aberg, Texas Tech

Christiaan Maas, Texas

Jonas Baumgartner, Oklahoma State

Drew Goodman, Oklahoma

Brian Stark, Texas

Patrick Welch, Oklahoma

Jase Summy, Oklahoma

Ben Lorenz, Oklahoma

Calum Scott, Texas Tech

Rasmus Neergaard-Peters, Oklahoma State

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