NORMAN — After an exciting week playing alongside some of the best golfers in the world, Oklahoma men’s golf sophomore Brad Dalke wrapped up his time at the 2017 Masters on Friday. Golf’s most prestigious event is being held at the historic par-72, 7,435-yard Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga.
“This was such a great experience for Brad, and he represented himself, his family and our school in a great way,” OU head golf coach Ryan Hybl said. “We are proud of him.”
After carding a 78 (+6) in Thursday’s first round, Dalke posted a 75 (+3) on Friday, aided by three birdies on the final six holes. Although Dalke did not make the cut for Saturday and Sunday’s competition, the Norman, Okla., native finished third among amateurs in the tournament at 153 (+9) through 36 holes.
“This has been one of the most memorable weeks of my life,” Dalke said. “Obviously, I wish I could’ve shot a couple better scores and made the cut, but it has been a great learning experience, and I have had so much fun playing at this historic event.
“I have a good feeling that this won’t be my last time playing here,” he continued. “I’ll be working hard to get back.”
Dalke earned an invitation to the elite event by way of a runner-up finish in the 2016 U.S. Amateur. This appearance marked Dalke’s second time competing as an amateur in a professional event, as he also played in the 2016 Valero Open.
Dalke and the Sooners will return to action in one week at The Maxwell, held April 14-15 in Edmond, Okla.