Sooners seeded third, Cowboys fifth in NCAA Regional in Rancho Santa Fe

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INDIANAPOLIS – Oklahoma State and Oklahoma will be heading to the West Coast to begin pursuit of the NCAA Golf Championship, as the Sooners drew the No. 3 seed and OSU No. 5 in the 14-team regional at The Farms Golf Club in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.

OSU will begin its quest for a 12th NCAA title while the Sooners seek their third in school history.

Six 54-hole regional tournaments will be conducted May 13-15. Thirteen teams and 10 individuals not on those teams will compete at each of three regionals while the other three regionals will have 14 teams and five individuals not on those teams. The top five teams and low individual not on those teams from each regional will advance to the finals.

Team and individual medalist titles will be decided May 24-29 at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, Calif.

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 12th Cowboy to do so.

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

Oklahoma  punched its ticket to postseason play for the 13th consecutive season under head coach Ryan Hybl. With the selection, OU has earned a top-three seed six years in a row and was the nation’s No. 1 overall seed in 2021 and 2022.

“It’s always exciting to hear your name called and know that you’ve got more golf to play,” Hybl said. “We’re excited to get out to California and go play a really great golf course against high-level competition. Every tournament provides a different test, but I trust our guys will be ready.”

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.

The Sooners have won two events this season, including the Southern Highlands Collegiate, which featured eight teams from the top 25. In the win over Southern Highlands, OU finished in front of 2024 No. 1 overall seed Auburn, marking the last time the Tigers were defeated by a team. Hybl’s team boasts 10 top-five finishes on the season and finished as the runner-up at the Big 12 Championship. Six different Sooners have finished as OU’s top player at a tournament this year, highlighted by Luke Kluver’s four.

Oklahoma is the winner of six NCAA Regionals in school history, including the 2018 and 2022 NCAA Regionals at Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club, paired with titles in 1989, 1995, 2001 and 2015. In addition, Oklahoma is the only school in the country to appear in six of the last seven NCAA Match Play quarterfinals, and the program won the 2017 national championship.

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.

Tee times for the regional will be available closer to the competition. Live scoring will be provided for the event through Golfstat.

 

NCAA Rancho Santa Fe Regional

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

Individuals (seeded in the following order):

1. Mahanth Chirravuri, Pepperdine

2. Tegan Andrews, Cal State Fullerton

3. William Walsh, Pepperdine

4. Brady Siravo, Pepperdine

5. Kevin Li, Seattle University


 

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