Sooners draw No. 1 seed for Norman Regional

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NORMAN – The Oklahoma men’s golf was selected as the No. 1 seed at the NCAA Norman Regional, set for May 14-16 at the Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club.

The Sooners, ranked No. 4 nationally by Golfweek/Sagarin, will make their eighth consecutive NCAA Regional appearance under ninth-year head coach Ryan Hybl and 46th overall appearance in school history. OU recently won the 2018 Big 12 Championship, its first conference title since 2006, at Southern Hills Country Club on April 25.

The 14-team, 54-hole tournament is one of six NCAA Regionals. It will include 18 holes each day and serve as the preliminary event for the NCAA Championship. The low five teams and the low individual not on those teams will advance to the finals, scheduled for May 25-30 at Karsten Creek Golf Club in Stillwater, Okla.

NCAA Regionals will also take place in Raleigh, N.C.; Bryan, Texas; Columbus, Ohio; Kissimmee, Fla.; and Stockton, Calif. A total of 81 teams and 15 individuals were selected for regionals.

In addition to OU, seven other Big 12 schools qualified for a NCAA Regional: Oklahoma State (No. 1 seed, Columbus), Baylor (No. 2 seed, College Station), Texas (No. 3 seed, Raleigh), Texas Tech (No. 3 seed, Columbus), TCU (No. 6 seed, Stockton), Kansas (No. 8 seed, Stockton) and Iowa State (No. 10 seed, Stockton).

Last season, the Sooners advanced to their seventh straight NCAA Championship and defeated Oregon, 3-1-1, in the match play final to claim the program’s second national title.

NCAA Norman Regional Field (Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings)
1. Oklahoma (4)
2. Auburn (9)
3. Arkansas (15)
4. Florida State (27)
5. North Florida (26)
6. Pepperdine (25)
7. BYU (41)
8. Virginia (53)
9. San Diego State (50)
10. Nevada (55)
11. Sam Houston State (70)
12. UMKC (122)
13. Navy (214)
14. Prairie View A&M (269)

1. Ian Snyman, North Texas
2. McClure Meissner, SMU
3. Peyton Wilhoit, Southern Illinois
4. Chris Korte, Denver
5. Tanner Napier, Arkansas State


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