Sooners Finish Ninth at Elite Tournament

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
MARCH 09, 2014
   Team 1 2 3 Total
1. UNLV 289 303 294 886
T2. Stanford 297 297 294 888
T2. Oklahoma State 293 308 287 888
T4. Alabama 299 299 299 897
T4. UCLA 299 299 299 897
9. Oklahoma 296 311 297 904
   OU Players 1 2 3 Total
T2.  M. Schoolcraft 74 73 72 219
T26.  C. Saxon 75 77 74 226
T50.  B. Titsworth 73 84 74 231
T53.  M. Gellerman 74 80 78 232
T62.  M. McGreevy 77 81 77 235

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NORMAN, Okla. -- After shooting a third-round 297 (+9) on Sunday, the 14th-ranked Oklahoma men’s golf team finished ninth at the prestigious Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters. The 15-team, 54-hole event was played at the 7,510-yard, par-72 Southern Highlands Golf Club in Las Vegas, Nev.

For the tournament, the Sooners totaled a 40-over-par 904. They started strong, posting a 296 (+8) for the first 18 holes before recording a 23-over 311 on Saturday. The prestigious tournament featured the top five teams in the nation in the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings, and all 15 teams are ranked in the Golfweek top 50.

No. 37 UNLV, who hosted the tournament, took the team title with a three-round 886 (+22). No. 10 Stanford and No. 3 Oklahoma State tied for second with scores of 888 (+24), while top-ranked Alabama and No. 19 UCLA shared fourth place with 33-over 897s.

Leading the Sooners was Michael Schoolcraft, who finished in a career-best tie for second place out of 81 individuals, his second top-three showing in the last three tournaments. The senior improved his score each round and fired an even-par 72 for the final 18 holes en route to a 219 (+3) total, two strokes off winner Patrick Rodgers from Stanford. On Sunday, Schoolcraft pocketed two birdies and parred 14 holes.

Junior Charlie Saxon and sophomore Beau Titsworth both carded 2-over 74s in the final round. Saxon finished in a tie for 26th place 10-over-par 226, while Titsworth took a share of 50th place with a 231 (+15). Titsworth eagled the par-4 hole No. 5, his second eagle of the tournament.

With a three-round 232 (+16), junior Michael Gellerman placed in a tie for 53rd after shooting a 78 (+6) on Sunday. Freshman Max McGreevy tallied a 5-over 77 to bring his 54-hole total to 235 (+19), good for a tie for 62nd place.

The Sooners return to the course on Friday, March 14, at the two-day, 54-hole Border Olympics in Laredo, Texas.



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