Aug. 16, 2010
NORMAN, Okla. - Former University of Oklahoma golfer Hunter Haas won his first title in four years Sunday, shooting a final-round 7-under 65 to win the Nationwide Tour's Price Cutter Charity Championship in Springfield, Mo.
Haas dominated the field, shooting 26 under par over the four-round event at the 7,060-yard, par-72 Highland Springs Country Club. He set a tournament record with his six-stroke margin of victory. It was his third career Nationwide Tour win.
"The Sooner Nation is very excited for Hunter," said OU head men's golf coach Ryan Hybl on Monday. "He is going to continue to keep playing well and win a lot more tournaments. It's a well-deserved win."
Haas, an Oklahoma All-American in 1998 and 1999, sported the crimson OU logo on his chest during Sunday's final round.
"Hunter is helping to spread the word about the University of Oklahoma and our men's golf program in every way he can, and we are extremely happy about that," added Hybl.
Haas finished the tournament with 26 birdies, two eagles and only four bogeys. He shot rounds of 65, 66, 66 and 65 and led the field with 101 putts on the week. Haas received a $112,500 winner's check to move him into the No. 10 spot on the 2010 Nationwide money list ($199,410).
The Nationwide Tour's next stop will be the Knoxville News Sentinel Open in Knoxville, Tenn., Aug. 26-29.