Sooners, Cowboys compete in stacked field at Cabo Collegiate

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SAN ANTONIO — Top-ranked Oklahoma and Oklahoma State will compete in the Cabo Collegiate at the par-72, 7,034-yard TPC San Antonio Oaks Course, home of the PGA Tour’s Valero Texas Open. The 54-hole event will play Monday-Wednesday and features a field highlighted by the country’s top three teams in the latest Golfweek rankings: Oklahoma, Arizona and Florida State.

“We’re looking forward to teeing off on Monday at a really great event with a great field,” head coach Ryan Hybl said. “TPC San Antonio will present challenges that will help us get better, and the opportunity for our guys to play on a PGA-level course is always good.”

The full field of 16 schools features nine top-25 teams and 12 inside the top 50.

On the individual front, 16 of the nation’s top-50 players will tee off this week, with the winner receiving an exemption into the Valero Texas Open, it was announced on Thursday.

Perhaps more impressively, the Cabo field will showcase seven of the top-10 players in the latest PGA Tour U rankings, including third-ranked Austin Eckroat of OSU and a pair of Sooners in No. 7 Quade Cummins and No. 8 Garett Reband. The top five finishers from the final official PGA TOUR U rankings will receive Korn Ferry Tour membership and will be exempt into all open, full-field events beginning the week following the conclusion of the NCAA Division I Men’s National Championship through the conclusion of the Korn Ferry Tour regular season. The top five finishers will also be exempt into the Final Stage of that year’s Korn Ferry Tour Qualifying Tournament.

OSU has competed in the event on four previous occasions, winning its first three starts in 2017, 2018 and 2019. Eckroat claimed medalist honors in 2019 with a 14-under total of 199, which included a tournament-record 63 during his second round.

The Cowboys are coming off a runner-up showing in their most recent outing at the Seminole Intercollegiate on Feb. 21.

In addition to Eckroat, the OSU lineup will include sophomores Eugenio Chacarra and Aman Gupta as well we freshmen Bo Jin and Brian Stark.

Freshman Hazen Newman will compete individually for OSU.

Oklahoma will start Patrick Welch, Cummins, Reband, Logan McAllister and Nonathan Brightwell.

It was announced last week the tournament medalist will be extended a sponsor’s exemption to compete at the PGA Tour’s Valero Texas Open, which is slated to start March 29.

Live scoring for the event will be available at golfstat.com.

THE FIELD

Abilene Christian

No. 2 Arizona

No. 7 Arizona State

No. 22 Arkansas

Baylor

Cal

No. 3 Florida State

Houston

No. 1 Oklahoma

No. 12 Oklahoma State

Rice

Stanford

No. 11 Texas

No. 19 Texas A&M

UTSA

No. 21 Texas Tech

 WEATHER

Monday: High of 53 with scattered thunderstorms and 15 mph winds out of the north.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy with a high of 64 and light winds out of the north.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny with a high of 68 and no wind.

 

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