WAIKOLOA, Hawaii The University of Oklahoma men’s golf team finished 17th at the UH-Hilo Intercollegiate Friday afternoon after matching yesterday’s 286 (+6), for a three-round total of 857 (+16).
Leading the Sooners was freshman Jesse Schutte who finished in a tie for 52nd after rounds of 67 (-3), 74 (+4) and 71 (+1). Junior Phillip Bryan was a stroke back at 213 (+3) after a final-round 70. Pepperdine transfer J.J. Wood rebounded from yesterday’s 74 with a 1-over-par 71.
Rounding out the OU scoring were freshmen Ben Blundell and Eric Durbin who posted respective rounds of 74 and 75. Durbin finished in a tie for 77th while Blundell placed 83rd.
No. 2 ranked Stanford, with a three-day score of 803 (-37), won a scorecard playoff over defending national champion Oklahoma State for the team title at the 6,738-yard, par-70 Waikoloa Village Golf Course. With the fifth team member’s score determining the playoff winner, the Cardinal sneaked by the Cowboys with Stanford’s Dodge Kemmer carding a 1-under-par 69 to Ryan Posey’s 71 for OSU.
Oklahoma State earned some redemption as defending national champion Jonathan Moore fired a 5-under-par 65 to hold off Stanford’s Rob Grube who carded a final-round 64 (-6) for medalist honors. First and second round leader Cameron Tringale of Georgia Tech finished in a tie for fifth after a 3-over-par 73.
The Sooners have a month to regroup before returning to the links at the Ashworth Collegiate Invitational on March 5-6 in Westlake Village, Calif. The two-day, 54-hole event is hosted by Southern Cal at the 6,742 yard, par 71 North Ranch Country Club. Oklahoma’s Anthony Kim earned medalist honors in last seasons Ashworth while pacing OU to a fourth place team finish. Wood finished tied for 10th last year playing for Pepperdine.
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