Ventura leads Cowboys to victory in Aggie Invitational, Sooners tenth

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BRYAN, Texas – Oklahoma State’s men’s golf team picked up its third victory of the season on Sunday, edging out the field at the Aggie Invitational at Traditions Golf Club to win the event for the third time.

The Cowboys carded a 289 during their third round at the par-72, 7,146-yard layout to finish at even par, 864, and two shots clear of LSU. The win was OSU’s second in its last four starts and its first Aggie Invitational crown since 2009. The Cowboys won the tournament for the first time in 2005.

Kristoffer Ventura became OSU’s second medalist this season, joining sophomore Brendon Jelley. The sophomore closed with a 71 to move from second into a tie for first place with Arkansas’ Alvaro Ortiz at 4-under 212.

With his first career victory, Ventura becomes the third Cowboy to win the event, joining Rickie Fowler and Peter Uihlein.

Ventura began his round with pars at the first and second before posting his first birdie of the day at the third. He moved to 2-under for the day with a birdie at the sixth before turning at even-par 36. After carding a bogey at the 11th, Ventura answered with a birdie at the 12th and moved back under par with a birdie at the 15th before closing his day with three consecutive pars.

Senior Jordan Niebrugge fired his low round of the event on Sunday, posting a 71 as well to finish in a tie for 12th place at 218.

Joining Niebrugge at 218 was junior Wyndham Clark, who closed with a 73 to get to his total.

Redshirt freshman Nick Heinen closed with a 78 to finish at 224 and tied for 26th place.

Jelley posted a 74 during his third round to get in with a 225 total and tied for 32nd place.

The Cowboys will be back in action on April 16 when they begin play at The Maxwell in Ardmore, Okla.

The No. 14 Oklahoma men’s golf team finished the Aggie Invitational in 10th place with a three-round 896. The Sooners recorded a 298 (+10) in the third round Sunday.

Junior Max McGreevy was the best finisher for the Sooners, claiming 19th place with an overall 5-over 221. The Edmond native made five birdies in the final round en route to an even-par 72.

Finishing two strokes behind McGreevy was Blaine Hale, whose 223 (+7) earned him a share of 24th. The freshman carded a 76 Sunday.

Sophomore Grant Hirschman finished in a tie for 41st place with a 226 overall after shooting 76 in the final round.

After recording a 78 in the third round, freshman Brad Dalke earned a share of 53rd overall with a three-round 230.

Senior Luke Kwon ended the tournament in a tie for 64th place with a 234 after a 74 Sunday.  Classmate Beau Titsworth, who competed as an individual and was unattached from team scoring, took a share of 56th place with an overall 231 after a 77 Sunday.

The Sooners will return to action April 16-17 (Saturday-Sunday) at the Maxwell in Ardmore, Okla.

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