March 6, 2010
LAREDO, Texas – The University of Oklahoma men’s golf squad closed the 2010 Border Olympics in second place on Saturday after a final round team score of 300 (+12). The Sooners finished the 54-hole event at 880 (+16), just four shots behind Texas State, which had three golfers in the top eight in the individual standings to seal the tournament victory.
It was the second straight top-10 finish for OU, who entered today’s play off of a pair of red-figure rounds in its last three outings.
“As much as I want to say this was a great week, the opportunity presented itself for us to win a golf tournament, but we didn't execute when we needed it the most,” said head coach Ryan Hybl. “We are getting better every week and we will have a chance to build on some of the recent momentum.”
The Sooners were paced by Tyler Rody’s (74-69-74) fourth-place effort. His 69 in round two was just a stroke shy of his season low.
Ben Blundell (74-70-78) and Riley Pumphrey (78-72-72) both shared 20th at 222 (+6). Two shots behind the OU duo was Liam Logan (71-76-77) in a tie for 28th. Rounding out the Oklahoma team scoring was Nathan Chambers (74-77-77), who capped off his spring debut in a share of 47th at 12-over (228).
Joakim Mikkelsen (70-68-75) of Baylor took home medalist honors with his two-stroke victory over Auburn’s Kyle Kopsick (68-75-72).
Oklahoma returns to action at the Bulldog Class in Choudrant, La., on March 15-16.
FINAL RESULTS (PDF)