SOONERS WIN BIG 12 PREVIEW AT COLONIAL

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SOONERS WIN BIG 12 PREVIEW AT COLONIAL

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SOONERS WIN BIG 12 PREVIEW AT COLONIAL soonersports.com
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FORT WORTH, Texas – The No. 2-ranked Oklahoma men's golf team took home the Big 12 Colonial Preview title on Tuesday, holding off second-place No. 4 Texas by six-strokes to clinch the top seed at this week's Big 12 Match Play Championship.
The Sooners fired a 278 (-2) in the final round to finish the event with a 54-hole total of 835 (-5) at the par-70, 7,204-yard Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas. Oklahoma was the only team to finish under par and was paced by 50 birdies in the season-opening event.
OU captured both first and second place on the individual leaderboard as Logan McAllister notched the second win of his career and Quade Cummins followed in second.
"To get another win is huge for my confidence," McAllister said after the win. "It's one thing to believe in yourself, which I do, but to be able to build off prior experiences is something that can help me in the future. This win gives me validation to know that I can win at this level. I'm thankful for all my teammates, who push me day in and day out to become the best player and person I can be."
The win is Hybl's 25th title in 12 years, as he has turned Oklahoma golf into a national powerhouse.
"I can't explain how awesome it was to see our guys compete this week," Hybl said. "We had great performances from everyone this week and that allowed us to get out in front. Obviously, when you've got an older squad like we do, it's going to help with our experience factor."
McAllister carded a 66 (-4) on Tuesday to move into first place on the front nine, and the junior wouldn't surrender the lead en route to the victory. McAllister's 10 birdies were the most for the Sooners, as he set a 54-hole career record by carding a 207 (-3) in the win.
"Today was just awesome. I felt like I put a really good round of golf together with no silly mistakes," McAllister said. "At Colonial, it's all about keeping the ball in front of you and not giving any shots away, and I felt like I did that really well this week."
Cummins rallied on the back nine to earn a share of second place, registering the 25th top-10 finish of his Oklahoma career. His second-round score of 66 (-4) matched McAllister and two others for the tournament's low round.
All-American transfer Jonathan Brightwell shined in his Oklahoma debut, finishing in a tie for sixth after carding two 70s (E) and a 71 (+1). Following Brightwell on the leaderboard was junior Patrick Welch, who tallied a 216 (+6) over three rounds to finish in a tie for 19th.
Redshirt senior Thomas Johnson continued to be a steady player for Hybl's team, grabbing a piece of 23rd at 8-over-par (218). Tucker Allen also excelled in his debut, tying for 34th with a 223 (+14) total.
With the win, the Sooners take hold of the No. 1 seed for the Big 12 Match Play Championship, slated to start Friday at The Golf Club at Houston Oaks in Hockley, Texas.

 

TEAM13TOTAL
1. No. 2 Oklahoma 284 273 278 835
2. No. 4 Texas 277 284 280 841
3. No. 3 Texas Tech 288 285 277 850
T4.  No. 10 Baylor 286 288 289 863
T4. TCU 282 295 286 863
T4. Kansas 282 288 293 863

 

 OU GOLFERS13TOTAL
1. L. McAllister 72 69 66 207
T2. Q. Cummins 73 66 70 209
T6. J. Brightwell 70 71 70 211
T19. P. Welch 70 70 76 216
T23. T. Johnson 72 74 72 218
T34. T. Allen 72 68 83 223

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