Strong field awaits Sooners at Maridoe Collegiate Invitational

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CARROLLTON, Texas — Following a runner-up finish at the Carmel Cup to open the new season, the Oklahoma men’s golf team heads south to continue its 2021-22 campaign at the Maridoe Collegiate Invitational this week. The three-day, 54-hole event will pit the seventh-ranked Sooners up against some of the best teams in college golf at the par-72, 7,351-yard Maridoe Golf Club. The tournament is set to be broadcast daily on the Golf Channel from 3-6 p.m. CT.

The standard five-count-four tournament will showcase 15 teams, including eight ranked inside the top 25 and five more that received votes in the preseason GCAA Coaches Poll. The Sooners, led by 13th-year head coach Ryan Hybl, finished third at last year’s Maridoe Collegiate as current Sooners Logan McAllister and Patrick Welch both grabbed top-21 finishes.

Oklahoma will look to build off last week’s strong performance at Pebble Beach as OU distanced itself from most of the field on the final day to end up one shot behind Oklahoma State to finish second. Senior All-American Logan McAllister birdied three of his final four holes to force a playoff with Georgia’s Trent Phillips – McAllister would win the playoff and notch the third win of his career. The Sooners’ lineup at Maridoe will feature five golfers from the team’s appearance at the Carmel Cup, as Hybl’s team will lean on McAllister, Chris Gotterup, Stephen Campbell Jr., Drew Goodman and Welch this week.

THE FIELD

No. 3 Arizona State

(RV) Baylor

(RV) Florida Gulf Coast

Howard

No. 25 Liberty

North Texas

(RV) Ohio State

No. 7 Oklahoma

No. 21 SMU

(RV) Southern California

(RV) TCU

No. 5 Texas

No. 16 Texas A&M

No. 9 Texas Tech

No. 8 Wake Forest

OU LINEUP

Chris Gotterup, R-SR, Little Silver, N.J. – Transferred to Oklahoma from Rutgers for final year of eligibility … 2019-20 Big Ten Player of the Year … 2020 First Team All-Big Ten … 2019-20 Big Ten Les Bolstad Award (Lowest Conference Stroke Average) … 2020 NCAA Division I PING All-American (Third Team) … 2020 Golfweek All-American (Honorable Mention) … One of the top individual amateurs in the country who finished the 2019-20 season as the highest ranked Big Ten Golfer and No. 23 nationally with a 70.39 adjusted scoring average according to Golfstat … 2020 Arnold Palmer Cup finalist.

RANK: Golfstat – 123 | Golfweek/Sagarin – 136 | WAGR – 129 | PGA Tour U – 61

Logan McAllister, SR, Oklahoma City, Okla. – Owns three individual wins at 2021 Carmel Cup, 2020 Colonial Invitational and 2019 Nike Invitationa … Tied for second-lowest scoring average (71.39) in Oklahoma golf history … 2021 Golfweek and GCAA PING Third Team All-American … PING All-Central Region selection … September 2020 Big 12 Golfer of the Month … Closed 2021 season ranked No. 26 by Golfstat and 22nd by Golfweek … Carded a 71.53 scoring average over 36 rounds in breakout 2021 season … Played in 18 career events for Oklahoma with 17 rounds in the 60s … 11 top 20s, six top-10 finishes.

RANK: Golfstat – 26 | Golfweek/Sagarin – 22 | WAGR – 29 | PGA Tour U – 3

Stephen Campbell Jr., R-FR, Richmond, Texas – Second appearance as a Sooner after finishing T10 at the Carmel Cup… Finished eighth at the 2020 Texas State Amateur … Earned a top-10 finish at the 2020 Dustin Johnson Junior World Championship … Represented Team USA at the 2019 Junior President’s Cup and took part in the 2019 Wyndham Cup … Set the TAPPS scoring record (131) to win the 2019 TAPPS 5A state championship … Three-time First-Team All-District and All-Regional selection … Two-time First Team All-State honoree … Tallied two runner-up and five top-10 AJGA finishes.

RANK: Golfstat – NR | Golfweek/Sagarin – NR | WAGR – 1043

Patrick Welch, SR, Aliso Viejo, Calif. – Won the East Lake Cup in October 2020, firing a 67 … Career-scoring average of 71.73 is the sixth-best in program history … Honorable mention All-American as a freshman in 2019 … Won the drive, chip and putt competition at Augusta National in 2014 … 26 tournaments played for the Sooners, notching 13 top-20 placements and six top 10s.

RANK: Golfstat – 61 | Golfweek/Sagarin – 33 | WAGR – 86 | PGA Tour U – 31

Drew Goodman, FR, Norman, Okla. – Second appearance for the Sooners … Two-time AJGA All-American … Ranked No. 30 in the Rolex AJGA ranking … Took home medalist honors at 2018 Under Armour Jordan Spieth Championship and 2019 Bass Pro/Payne Stewart Championship … Ranked 16th in the 2021 class by Golfweek and is the No. 1 prospect in the state of Oklahoma … Three-time champion of the OJGT/TJGT Red River Challenge … National Merit Semifinalist … Fired 59 at Belmar Golf Club in early Sept. 2021.

RANK: Golfstat – NR | Golfweek/Sagarin – NR | WAGR – 804


 

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