(SUGAR GROVE, Illinois / May 31, 2017) – Oklahoma State’s men’s golf team secured a spot in the match play bracket at the NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championship, posting a 15-over score of 303 during its fourth round on Monday to finish alone in fourth place at Rich Harvest Farms.
With the 15-team field battling windy conditions at the par-72, 7,300-yard layout, Vanderbilt and Oregon carded the low rounds of the day with matching 5-over totals of 293. The Ducks used their fourth round tally to move up eight spots into a tie for fifth place, earning their spot against the Cowboys in tomorrow’s first round of match play.
OSU wrapped up the stroke play portion of the event with a 3-over total of 1,155 to finish a shot off the pace of Illinois for third place. Oklahoma was second at 1,151, while Vanderbilt grabbed the No. 1 seed with a 13-under total of 1,139.
Oregon and Southern California tied for fifth place at 1,158, while Baylor and UNLV shared seventh place at 1,159. Ole Miss’ Braden Thornberry carded a closing 71 to capture medalist honors, finishing at 11-under 277.
Viktor Hovland became the first Cowboy to finish in the top 10 at the event since Ian Davis tied for eighth place at the Crabapple Course in Atlanta in 2013. The freshman posted a 75 on Monday to move up two spots into a tie for eighth place at 285.
Sophomore Hayden Wood closed with a 76 to move up one spot into a tie for 23rd place at 289.
Senior Zachary Olsen climbed three places into a tie for 47th place at 295 after closing with a 78, while sophomore Zach Bauchou signed for his second consecutive 74 to get in with a 295 total as well.
Junior Kristoffer Ventura finished with a 299 total after signing for a closing 79 to finish tied for 65th place.
The Cowboys and Ducks will get their match underway at 7:50 a.m. tomorrow morning. Live scoring is available at golfstat.com. Golf Channel will begin its coverage at 10 a.m.