OU ninth, OSU finishes 13th at U.S. Collegiate Championship

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The No. 10 Oklahoma men’s golf team finished the U.S. Collegiate Championship in ninth place with an overall 874 (+10). The three-day, 54-hole tournament took place at the par-72, 2,017-yard Lakeside Course at the Golf Club of Georgia in Alpharetta, Ga.

No. 2 Auburn and No. 3 Wake Forest tied for first place at 855 (-9) against a competitive 17-team field that included 15 teams ranked in the Golfweek/Sagarin top 50 and seven in the top 10. No. 20 Clemson took third at 859 (-5), and No. 4 Florida State finished fourth, one stroke behind the Tigers. Rounding out the top five was host team Georgia Tech at 867 (+3).

The top finisher for the Sooners was sophomore Grant Hirschman, who led the team each round of the tournament. Hirschman went 1 under par Sunday to total an overall 214 (-2). He ended the weekend in a tie for 13th place, his best finish of the season and the 11th top-20 placing of his career. 

Also finishing in the top 20 was freshman Brad Dalke. He pocketed three birdies in the final round en route to a 70 (-2). An overall even-par 216 earned the freshman a tie for 18th place, his second career top-20 finish.

Senior Luke Kwon struggled Sunday, finishing the round with a 78 (+6) that put him into a tie for 50th place. Sophomore Rylee Reinertson ended the tournament in a tie for 55th place with a 225 (+9) after going 5 over par in the third round.

Junior Max McGreevy recorded a final-round 75 (+3) and finished in a tie for 60th place with an overall 226 (+10). Senior Beau Titsworth, who competed as an individual and was unattached from team scoring, shot a 76 (+4) Sunday and 233 (+17) for the tournament and ended in a tie for 85th place.

The Sooners are set to conclude their fall season Nov. 6-8 (Friday-Sunday) in Maui, Hawaii at the Ka’anapali Collegiate Classic.

Oklahoma State finished its fall slate on Sunday with a 295 during its third round at the  to finish 13th at The Golf Club of Georgia.

The Cowboys wrapped up the 54-hole event with a 21-over tally of 885, putting them three shots behind East Tennessee State at the par-72, 7,017-yard layout.

Four individuals shared medalist honors with Stanford’s Maverick McNealy, Virginia’s Derek Bard, Wake Forest’s Cameron Young and Auburn’s Will Long all posting 210 totals.

Sophomore Brendon Jelley led OSU’s starting five, posting a 72 during his third round to finish at 220 and tied for 34th place.

Classmate Stratton Nolen was two strokes back at 222 and tied for 41st place after closing with a 78.

Senior Jordan Niebrugge signed for his second 74 in a row to get in with a 223 total and tied for 46th place.

Redshirt freshman Hayden Wood carded the squad’s low round of the day, posting a 71 to stand at 228 and tied for 69th place.

Junior Wyndham Clark tallied a 229 total after closing with an 80 to tie for 76th place.

Junior Zachary Olsen competed individually and closed with a 78 to finish tied for 69th place at 228.


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