Monday, 30 November 2020 19:30

SIX SOONERS TO PLAY IN NON-COLLEGIATE EVENTS

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NORMAN – A combined six of No. 1-ranked Oklahoma men's golfers are set to compete in a pair of non-collegiate events this week as the 2020 fall collegiate season has concluded.

Five Sooners will make their way to Maridoe Golf Club in Carrollton, Texas, for the inaugural Maridoe Amateur Championship which will feature many of the nation's top collegiate players. The event opens on Monday and runs through Sunday, as golfers will play 54 holes of stroke play before the field narrows to a bracket of 64 for match play. The tournament is a counting event for the WAGR and could help give golf fans a clearer picture of the U.S. Walker Cup team.

All-Americans Jonathan Brightwell and Garett Reband will tee it up in the event this week, alongside redshirt senior Riley Casey and juniors Patrick Welch and Logan McAllister, who won the East Lake Cup and Big 12 Colonial Preview this fall, respectively.  

The sixth Sooner playing this week is All-American and No. 17 amateur in the world, Quade Cummins, who is set to play in the PGA Tour's Mayakoba Golf Classic on Dec. 3-6. The Mayakoba was the first PGA Tour event ever played in Mexico and has been hosted annually at the El Camaleon Golf Club in Playa del Carmen since 2007. Cummins will tee off on Thursday in a field with former Sooner Abraham Ancer, along with 13 of the world's top-50 professional golfers.

"We try and push our guys to play as much competitive golf as they can when they're not competing for Oklahoma," Oklahoma head coach Ryan Hybl said. "Playing in these types of events allows them to grow and develop that much more. Playing competitive golf against really good players is ultimately the bar to judge where your game is at, and fortunately our guys try to play as much as they can."

Live scoring for the Maridoe Amateur can be found online and live scoring for the Mayakoba Classic can be found on the tournament's website.

For more information and updates on how the Sooners play this week fans can follow Oklahoma men's golf on Twitter and Instagram (OU_MGolf) and on Facebook at Oklahoma Men's Golf.