Sooners claim Aggie Invitational title with four in top 20

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With a three-round 884 (+20), the No. 9 Oklahoma men’s golf team claimed the team title at the Aggie Invitational in Bryan, Texas. The two-day, 54-hole tournament was played at the 7,146-yard, par-72 Traditions Club.

The team win is the eighth for OU under sixth-year head coach Ryan Hybl and its first this season.

"It was a great week for us as we got our first win of the year," Hybl said. "We didn’t play great, but we played good enough this week. This golf course is hard and our guys hung in all week. We are excited about bringing some hardware back to Norman."

The Sooners recorded a 6-over-par 294 for the final round against the 13-team field, which featured seven squads ranked in the Golfstat top 50.

No. 11 Texas Tech finished as the runner-up with a 23-over-par 887, while No. 34 Arkansas took third at 24 over par. No. 7 LSU placed fourth with a 27-over 891, and No. 41 and host Texas A&M rounded out the top five with an 894 (+30).

Individually, four Sooners in the team lineup finished within the top 20 out of 78 competitors, led by freshman Grant Hirschman. Hirschman recorded a final-round 72 (E), bringing his three-round total to 221 (+5), to tie for seventh place. The freshman has finished in the top 20 in seven of his nine career events.

Despite struggling in the final round and shooting an 80 (+8), senior Michael Gellerman tied for 10th place. He finished with a 6-over-par 222. The top-10 showing is Gellerman’s fifth such finish this season and the 14th of his career.

With a 7-over-par 223, sophomore Max McGreevy secured a share of 13th place. For the final 18 holes, McGreevy pocketed four birdies and fired a team-low 71 (-1). He dominated the back nine, tallying three birdies and no bogeys in the closing stretch. The showing is McGreevy’s fourth within the top 20 this season and the seventh of his career.

Beau Titsworth, who played as an individual and unattached from team scoring, tied with McGreevy for 13th place, his season best. The junior recorded a 1-over-par 73 on Sunday.
After posting a 74 (+2) on Sunday, senior Charlie Saxon took a share of 18th place with a 224 (+8). Saxon, who missed the entire fall season with injury, has now finished in the top 20 for three straight events this spring.

Junior Luke Kwon shot a final-round 77 (+5) and a 235 (+19) for the tournament to finish in a tie for 48th place.

The Sooners return to the course on April 10 and 11 (Friday and Saturday) for their final regular season event, the Liberty Invitational in Lynchburg, Va.

Team Standings
1. Oklahoma 302-288-294=884
2. Texas Tech 308-291-288=887
3. Arkansas 298-293-297=888
4. LSU 297-298-296
5. Texas A&M 303-287-304=894
6. New Mexico State 301-289-311=901
7. California 307-297-302=906
8. North Texas 311-296-308=915
9. Michigan 318-302-299=919
10. UTSA 315-300-311=926
11. Kent State 314-297-317=928
12. Bowling Green 312-326-301=939
13. Princeton 336-321-319=976
Top Individuals
1. K.K. Limbhasut (California) 73-69-72=214
2. Kolton Crawford (Arkansas) 72-72-72=216
T3. Wes Artac (Texas Tech) 73-70-75=218
T3. Ben Crancer (Texas A&M) 75-66-77=218
T5. Zach Wright (LSU) 69-76-75=220
T5. Pat Beyhan (New Mexico State) 72-70-78=220
OU Players
T7. Grant Hirschman 78-71-72=221
T10. Michael Gellerman 74-68-80=222
T13. Max McGreevy 74-78-71=223
T13. Beau Titsworth* 77-73-73=223
T18. Charlie Saxon 76-74-74=224
T48. Luke Kwon 83-75-77=235
*competed as an individual

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