Sooners, Cowboys head west for Rancho Santa Fe Regional beginning Monday

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For the 13th consecutive season, Oklahoma men’s golf is set to tee off in an NCAA Regional as the Sooners open the Rancho Santa Fe Regional on Monday, May 13. The regional is hosted at The Farms Golf Club in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.

The Sooners are the No. 3 seed and Oklahoma State is the No. 5 seed at the 14-team, 54-hole tournament that serves as the preliminary event for the NCAA Championship. The top five teams and the low individual on a non-qualifying team will advance to the NCAA Championships, slated for May 24-29 at Omni La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad, Calif.

With their selection, OU has earned a top-three seed in each of the last six years and was the nation’s No. 1 overall seed in 2021 and 2022.

Oklahoma State will begin its quest for a 12th NCAA title.  OSU leads the nation with 16 regional titles, seven more than the second-best total. The Cowboys have won seven regional titles in nine tries under the direction of head coach Alan Bratton, including a run of six consecutive from 2016-22.

Two years ago, Eugenio Chacarra wrapped up medalist honors at the NCAA Columbus Regional to become the 12thCowboy to do so.

Overall, the Cowboys have qualified for the NCAA Championship in 74 of a possible 76 seasons.

Pac-12 champion and third-ranked Arizona State was awarded the top seed at the regional, followed by No. 10 Washington on the second line and the Sooners at No. 3. Also making the trip to The Farms are top-50 teams in No. 22 Cal, No. 26 Oklahoma State, No. 34 North Florida, No. 38 Chattanooga, No. 46 South Florida and host No. 50 San Diego. Additionally, West Virginia, Kansas, Wright State, Seton Hall and Winthrop will all vie for spots at the NCAA Championship in Rancho Santa Fe.

Oklahoma enters the tournament with a different lineup than it boasted at the Big 12 Championship. Drew Goodman takes the top bag, followed by freshman Ryder Cowan, Jase Summy, Ben Lorenz and Luke Kluver. Freshman PJ Maybank III will serve as OU’s substitute if necessary.

OU has advanced out of its regional in 12 straight seasons, the second-longest streak in the nation.

Admission to the tournament is free.

THE FIELD WITH SEED AND CLIPPD RANKING

No. 3 Arizona State

No. 10 Washington

No. 15 Oklahoma

No. 22 Cal

No. 26 Oklahoma State

No. 34 North Florida

No. 38 Chattanooga

No. 46 South Florida

No. 50 San Diego (host)

No. 58 West Virginia

No. 67 Kansas

No. 124 Wright State

No. 166 Seton Hall

No. 192 Winthrop

THE COURSE

Opened in 1984, The Farms Golf Club is one of the premier golf courses in the Golden State. The original design team featured Pete and Perry Dye, as well as Tommy Jacobs, while John Fought and Tom Lehman orchestrated the 1999 renovation. Located just 16 miles away from Omni La Costa, the site of the 2024 NCAA Championship, the Sooners will get a taste of West Coast golf in advance of where they hope to play later in May.

FORMAT

The 14-team, 54-hole tournament is one of six NCAA Regionals and serves as the preliminary event for the NCAA Championship, which OU has advanced to every year since 2011. The event’s top five teams and the low individual not on a qualifying team will attend the NCAA Championship, scheduled for May 24-29 at Omni La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad, Calif.

COVERAGE

Live scoring will be available on Golfstat.com. There is no available broadcast of the event.


 

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