McAllister, Sooners sweep titles at Nike Collegiate, Cowboys fourth

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NORTH PLAINS, Ore. – The No. 9 Oklahoma men’s golf team won its first team title of the season and sophomore Logan McAllister finished as the individual medalist at the Nike Collegiate Invitational. The two-day, 54-hole tournament was played at the par-71, 7,109-yard Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club in Portland, Ore.

The Sooners have now collected two tournament titles at the Nike Collegiate Invitational in the last three years.

OU won the tournament by five shots, finishing with a three-day score of 29-under 823, its lowest 54-hole total of the season. The Sooners fired a 2-under 286 during Tuesday’s final round to secure the team lead.

“Our guys did a great job this week but all the credit goes back into the work we have been doing at home,” head coach Ryan Hybl said. “This group has been very competitive in practice and it showed up this week.”

Wake Forest took second place at 828 (-25), followed by Clemson at 835 (-17). Oklahoma State finished fourth with a three-day score of 840 (-12), while Texas and Vanderbilt tied for fifth at 843 (-9).

Competing in his first event of the season for the Sooners, sophomore Logan McAllister earned the first individual tournament title of his career with a three-round 11-under 202.

McAllister finished each round of play at the top of the leaderboard to propel the sophomore to the first-place finish. The Oklahoma City, Okla., native posted a 1-under 70 in the final round to claim the title outright.

“So proud of Logan and his work,” Hybl said. “He has not been in our lineup for 10 months, had to retool his golf game and has done everything we have asked of him. Just very proud of his work this week and I know his confidence will be sky high moving forward.”

Senior Garett Reband finished in sole possession of third place at 9-under 204. The senior posted a 71 during Tuesday’s final round. Reband collected five birdies on the day to earn his third top-10 finish of the season.

Fellow senior Quade Cummins shot 71, in Tuesday’s round, posting a 54-hole 209 to tie for 15th place. Cummins birdied the final hole to earn his lowest tournament round of the season.

Thomas Johnson finished at even-par 213 for the tournament to tie for 23rd place after a final round 74. Sophomore Patrick Welch claimed a share of 36th place at 215.

Oklahoma continues its fall slate next week at the Big 12 Match Play Championship. The tournament takes place in Hockley, Texas Oct. 11-13 (Friday – Sunday).

For the second day in a row, Oklahoma State’s men’s golf team tallied a 2-under 282 and finished at 12-under 840.

OSU got a top-10 performance from Aman Gupta, who closed with a bogey-free 67 to finish tied for sixth place at 7-under 206. The sophomore birdied the first and followed with three in a row at Nos. 4-6 before carding 12 consecutive pars to close out his round.

Junior Austin Eckroat carded his second consecutive 70 to finish at 211 and tied for 19th place.

After opening with a pair of 68s, freshman Brian Stark closed with a 77 to share 23rd place at 213. Stark was joined at 213 by senior Ferdinand Müller, who signed for a 71 on Tuesday. Sophomore Rasmus Neergaard-Petersen’s second consecutive 74 tied him for 51st place at 219.

The Cowboys will resume their fall schedule on Oct. 11 when they head to Houston for the Big 12 Match Play Tournament.

Partial Team Scores

1. Oklahoma—270-267-286=823

2. Wake Forest—279-273-276=828

3. Clemson—278-276-281=835

4. Oklahoma State—276-282-282=840

T51. Rasmus Neergaard-Petersen, OSU—71-74-74=219


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