Hybl signs three for top-ranked Oklahoma

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NORMAN – Oklahoma head men’s golf coach Ryan Hybl announced the signing of three student-athletes Thursday, comprising his class of 2022. Hybl and the Sooners will add Jake Hopper, Jase Summy and Matthew Troutman to the roster in the fall of 2022.

“We’re always excited about our guys that sign with us,” Hybl said. “But this group is particularly strong and has some serious depth. They’re all going to be part of what we do as a program and I’m excited to coach them and proud that they chose to be a part of our program.”

The group is one of Hybl’s highest-ranked yet, with all three golfers inside the top 55 nationally in the 2022 class per Junior Golf Scoreboard. Summy leads the way as the No. 8 recruit in the country, followed by Troutman at No. 34 and Hopper, who is ranked 53rd.

Summy will arrive in Norman as one of the nation’s most-prized golfers. Ranked 11th in the Rolex AJGA Rankings, the Keller, Texas, product is a two-time Rolex All-American and was a member of the 2020 Wyndham Cup Team, which features the top-20 junior players in the United States annually. He tallied eight top-five finishes at AJGA events and was the runner-up at the Junior Byron Nelson Championship. A winner of the 2021 Jordan Spieth Under Armour Championship, the two-time TAPPS 5A state runner-up will bring a wealth of experience to Hybl’s squad.

“Jase has proven that he can play with anyone in the country,” Hybl added. “He can go compete with anybody and he is super athletic. He’s learned how to win at a high level and can do a lot of things with the golf ball. He’s really powerful and a long hitter, so we’re excited about what he can do.”

Matthew Troutman is a two-time AJGA All-American from Louisville, Ken., and is the champion of the 2021 Justin Thomas Junior Championship. He won the Kentucky high school state championship in 2021 and is a Rolex All-American honorable mention. In addition, he grabbed sixth at the Boy’s Junior PGA Championship and second at the Barbasol Junior Championship over the summer of 2021. As a result, Troutman currently sits 20th in the Rolex AJGA Rankings.

“Troutman has had as good of a last six months as anyone in the nation,” Hybl said. “He’s proven what he is capable of on a national stage and we’re thrilled to add him to our team. We got to him a little bit late in the game, but he loved everything about Oklahoma and understands what it means to be a Sooner.”

Hopper continues a long line of local players that elect to play for the Crimson and Cream. A product of Norman North High School, Hopper owns six AJGA top-10 finishes, won the Oklahoma Junior Amateur in 2019 and tallied a runner-up finish at the same event. A proven winner, the Norman product has six wins on the Oklahoma Junior Golf Tour.

“Hopper is a local guy that we’ve wanted for a long time,” Hybl said. “He’s an Oklahoma kid and we love those types of players. He’s going to be a really good fit for us.”

The Sooners closed the fall with a win at the East Lake Cup, cementing their spot on top of the national rankings entering the spring slate. Redshirt senior Chris Gotterup ascended to No. 1 in the individual rankings, followed by Logan McAllister (16th) and Stephen Campbell Jr. (37th) inside the top 40.

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