NO. 1 OKLAHOMA SET FOR SEMINOLE INTERCOLLEGIATE

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NO. 1 OKLAHOMA SET FOR SEMINOLE INTERCOLLEGIATE

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OU Athletics Communications

Press Release

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The top-ranked Oklahoma men's golf team is set to open its spring season and chase for a third national championship on Friday when it tees off in the Seminole Intercollegiate at the par-72, 6,965-yard Golden Eagle Golf and Country Club.

The Seminole Intercollegiate will feature five teams ranked inside the top 25, including No. 1 Oklahoma. The Sooners ascended into the nation's top spot on Feb. 12 after closing the fall season ranked second. The Sooners have finished inside the top five in 17 of their last 18 events, amassing four wins during that stretch dating back to 2018.

"We are looking forward to being back in action this week after a long winter break," head coach Ryan Hybl said. "Our guys are hungry to get going, and we are thankful that Florida State gave us an opportunity to come down this week and compete after our cancelation last week in Houston."

The Sooners' lineup has played a combined 328 rounds of golf and boasts two All-Americans, in addition to three players ranked inside Golfweek's top 20.

Quade Cummins will lead Hybl's team once again and is ranked third nationally. The All-American redshirt senior is sixth in the PGA Tour U rankings, one spot shy of automatic status on the Korn Ferry Tour. His 111 rounds played in college are second on the team only to Jonathan Brightwell. Cummins' career scoring average of 71.31 is the second-lowest in Oklahoma history.

Cummins is joined at the top of the lineup by fellow All-American Garett Reband, who returns to the Oklahoma lineup in a traditional lineup for the first time since the 2020 spring season. Reband set the program scoring record last season, firing a 69.39 and earning All-American status. The redshirt senior sits one spot behind Cummins in the PGA Tour U rankings.

Thomas Johnson will notch his 50th career round this weekend as the redshirt senior claims the third bag for the Sooners in Tallahassee. The redshirt senior and Norman native played in two events for Oklahoma in the fall, earning a T13 at the Maridoe Intercollegiate.

Logan McAllister, ranked 19th nationally, grabs the four bag for the Sooners. The junior will be making just his 10th appearance for Hybl's team, but the Oklahoma City product has collected a pair of wins and has finished inside the top 20 in five of his last six events.

Junior Patrick Welch is set to make his first appearance since winning the East Lake Cup in October. The No. 7 player in the country owns the school record for scoring (71.16) and was an honorable mention All-American as a freshman. 

THE FIELD

No. 25 Duke

Florida Gulf Coast

No. 15 Florida State (host)

Georgia Southern

Jacksonville

James Madison

Liberty

NC State

North Alabama

North Florida

No. 1 Oklahoma

No. 22 Oklahoma State

South Alabama

Troy

USF

Virginia

West Virginia

OU LINEUP

Quade Cummins, Redshirt Senior: Leads OU with 24 top-20 and 17 top-10 finishes in OU career ... 2019 and 2020 PING All-American and two-time Palmer Cup selection ... Named to 2021 Haskins Watch List ... Ranked No. 6 in PGA Tour U and No. 3 in Golfweek/Sagarin ... Owns three of the top-15 season scoring averages vs. par in school history ... Program-record 193 (-20) at 2019 Ka'anapali Classic ... Career stroke average of 71.34 is second lowest in OU history.

Garett Reband, Redshirt Senior: 2019 and 2020 PING All-American and 2020 Palmer Cup player ... Named to 2021 Haskins Watch List ... Ranked No. 7 in the latest PGA Tour U rankings ... Owns second-lowest scoring avg. vs. par in Oklahoma history (-0.11) ... Trail only Cummins with 62 rounds of par or better in career ... Has finished even or under-par in nine of his last 11 events.

Thomas Johnson, Redshirt Senior: 48 career rounds played for Oklahoma ... Finished T13 the Maridoe Intercollegiate last fall ... Career scoring average of 72.71.

Logan McAllister, Junior: Has two wins and five top-20 finishes in his last six events ... Went 5-0 at Big 12 Match Play in early October 2020 ... Big 12 Golfer of the Month in September ... Ranked No. 19 in latest Golfweek/Sagarin ranking.

Patrick Welch, Junior: Ranked seventh in the country after winning the East Lake Cup in October 2020 ... Lowest career scoring avg. versus par in Oklahoma history (-0.22) ... Finished ninth at 2020 Southern Amateur Championship ... 2018-19 honorable mention All-American.

WEATHER

Friday: Scattered showers with a high of 76 and 10 mph winds out of the north.

Saturday: Sunny with a high of 59 and light winds. 

Sunday: Sunny with a high of 66 and light winds from the east. 

TEE TIMES

Tee times will be announced on Golfstat on Thursday evening and relayed to fans on the OU Men's Golf social media accounts. 

LIVE SCORING

Fans can follow live scoring on Golfstat.com.

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