Ancer Wins Australian Open

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma

NORMAN - Former Oklahoma men's golfer Abraham Ancer earned his second career professional victory by winning the Australian Open on Sunday. 

Ancer closed the final round with a three-under 69 to finish the event with a four-round total of 16-under 272 to claim the Stonehaven Cup. Ancer led by five strokes heading into Sunday's final round. He opened the day with three birdies on the front nine to go up by seven shots at the turn.

''It's been crazy,'' Ancer said. ''This win is all for my family. They've been there every single day of my life pushing me, or Mexican golf as well.''

The win moves Ancer into 60th in the World Golf Rankings. A move into the top 50 before the end of the year will secure a spot in next year's Masters field for Ancer.

On the PGA Tour in 2018, Ancer secured five top-10 finishes. He is already off to a strong start to begin the 2019 season, tying for fourth at the Shriners Hospital for Children Open, while claiming a share of fifth at the CIMB Classic. 

A three-year letterwinner at Oklahoma, Ancer was an All-American for the Sooners in 2011 and ranks third all-time in career stroke average in program history.