Sooners, Cowboys begin Big 12 Match Play Tournament in Houston
HOCKLEY, Texas – Oklahoma State and Oklahoma began play today in the Big 12 Match Play Tournament at Houston Oaks.
The Cowboys, who are coming off a seventh-place showing at the Jackson T. Stephens Cup last week at Seminole Golf Club, will be the No. 3 seed for the event. Oklahoma is the No. 2 seed.
The event will be contested Monday through Wednesday at the par-71, 7,007-yard layout. Pool play featuring five sessions will be utilized to determine the matchups for the final round of matches. The Cowboys and Sooners will be in Pool B with sixth-seeded Baylor, No. 7 seed Kansas and No. 10 seed West Virginia.
Six players will be in action for head coach Alan Bratton’s squad with fifth year Rasmus Neergaard-Petersen, seniors Hazen Newman and Dillon Stewart, juniors Jonas Baumgartner and Bo Jin as well as freshman John Wild all making the trip.
During the pool play portion, each team will play four matches. Teams will be awarded three points for a win, one point for a draw, and zero points for a loss. At the conclusion of pool play, teams will be ranked 1-5 within their pool based on the amount of points accrued.
During the championship round on day three, the match will feature the team with the highest point total from Pool A with the team with the highest point total from Pool B. The third-place match will be between the teams with the second-highest point totals from their respective pools. Each team will participate during the championship afternoon.
Additionally, fifth year Leo Oyo, senior Rayhan Thomas and sophomore Jordan Wilson will compete individually at TPC Colorado at Heron Lakes this week.
The Sooners will start Jake Holbrook, Jase Summy, Stephen Campbell Jr., Drew Goodman, Patrick Welch and Jaxon Dowell.