Sooners finish seventh in Southern Highlands Intercollegiate

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The No. 1 Oklahoma men’s golf team claimed seventh place at the Southern Highlands Intercollegiate. The three-day, 54-hole event took place at the par-72, 7,374-yard Southern Highlands Golf Club in Las Vegas.

The Sooners finished with a 54-hole 874 (+10), posting a 284 (-4) in the final round. OU shed eight strokes off of its second round score, moving up the leaderboard in Tuesday’s round.

Southern California won the team title with an overall 861 (-3). No. 5 Texas finished second with an 863 (-1). No. 7 Texas Tech claimed third at 864 (E). No. 22 Florida took fourth at 870 (+6), Pepperdine and UCLA rounded out the top five, three strokes behind the Gators.

Garett Reband and Patrick Welch were the Sooners’ best finishers, earning a share of 13th with a 1-under 54-hole 215. Reband fired five birdies en route to a bogey-free 69 in the final round.

Welch opened play strong. The sophomore posted two birdies and an eagle in the first four holes. He finished the day with a total of four birdies and a 2-under 70. Senior Quade Cummins tied for 16th place, one stroke behind the duo. Cummins recorded an even par, 72. The Weatherford, Okla. native posted back-to-back birdies on holes nine and 10.

Freshman Jake Holbrook finished with an overall 228 (+12) and a piece of 60th place. He carded a 75 (+3) collecting an eagle on the par-4 fifth hole in the third round.

Sophomore Logan McAllister rounded out the Sooner lineup, tying for 80th, at 238 after a final-round 79.

The Sooners will return to action March 15th at the N.I.T., held in Tuscon, Ariz.

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