Sooner men tie for seventh at Pumpkin Ridge
NORMAN, Okla.—The Oklahoma men’s golf team concluded the Nike Golf Collegiate Invitational in a tie for seventh place with an overall 849 (-11). The three-day, 54-hole tournament was played at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Course in Portland, Ore., and round three took place at the venue’s par-72, 7,015-yard Witch Hollow Course.
No. 9 Wake Forest took the team title with an overall 823 (-37) against a competitive field, which featured 11 teams ranked in the Golfweek/Sagarin top 50, including six in the top 10. No. 10 Duke and No. 38 USC tied for second place, finishing three strokes behind the Demon Deacons. At 834 (-26) overall, No. 7 Stanford and No. 23 Texas each claimed a share of fourth.
The best finisher for the Sooners was senior Luke Kwon, recording a 212 (-3) for the tournament and earning a share of 28th place. After carding 1 over par on the front nine holes Tuesday, Kwon shot a bogey-free back nine and pocketed three birdies, ending the round with a 70 (-2).
Freshman Brad Dalke and junior Max McGreevy finished at 1 under par overall, claiming a piece of 34th place. Dalke went 2 under par on the day, tallying three birdies. McGreevy shot a 74 (+2) Tuesday, carding two birdies and an eagle.
Sophomore Rylee Reinertson struggled in the third round, posting a 76 (+4). That brought his overall score to a 2-over-par 217 and earned him a share of 44th place.
Recording three birdies and an eagle for the second consecutive round, Grant Hirschman ended the final round with a 1-over-par 73. The sophomore finished in a tie for 53rd place overall with a 219 (+4).
“It was nice to see our guys finish strong today coming down the stretch. Unfortunately, we didn’t play very well leading up to the finish,” OU head coach Ryan Hybl said. “This week is an eye opener for us to see where we need to get better because we were not very sharp. Next week at Georgia Tech will be very similar competition, and we need to step up in a big-time field.”
The Sooners will return to the course Oct. 16-18 (Friday-Sunday) at the U.S. Collegiate in Atlanta, Ga.