Neergaard-Petersen wins, Cowboys fourth in General Hackler Championship

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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. Oklahoma State’s men’s golf team got a record-breaking performance from Rasmus Neergaard-Petersen on Monday at The Dunes Golf and Beach Club en route to his individual victory at the General Hackler Championship.

After opening with a 1-over 73, Neergaard-Petersen shattered the course record at the par-72, 7,233-yard layout with a 64 during his second round to vault into contention.

Starting on the back nine, he birdied his first four holes before recording his lone bogey of the round at the 14th. However, he rallied with an eagle at the par-5 15th and turned in 5-under 31. He would move to 6-under for the round with a birdie at the first and added another at the fourth. He would close his round with a birdie at the ninth to get to his 8-under score.

Competing individually, Neergaard-Petersen followed with a closing round of 67 to finish at 12-under 204 and one shot clear of Auburn’s Evan Vo and East Tennessee State’s Algot Kleen. The Cowboy senior went out in 33 with birdies at the 12th, 15th and 17th before carding his fourth birdie of the day at the first. He would eagle the fourth before carding bogeys at the fifth and seventh. Neergaard-Petersen would bounce back with a birdie at the eighth to regain the lead before closing out the victory with a par at the ninth.

In the team race, Auburn finished at 25-under 839 and three shots clear of the field.

The Cowboys finished fourth with a 15-under tally of 849 after closing with a 281 during their third round.

A pair of Cowboys finished among the top 10 with junior Rayhan Thomas grabbing sole possession of sixth place at 208 after posting back-to-back 69s to close out play.

Senior Aman Gupta posted a 67 during his second round to hold the 36-hole lead before closing with a 73 to finish tied for seventh place at 209.

Senior Eugenio Chacarra’s final round of 72 tied him for 32nd place at 217.

Junior Brian Stark tied for 40th place at 218, while sophomore Bo Jin shared 58th place at 223.

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