Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Golf: Sooners Win Cowboy Classic

With a three-round 831 (-9) at the Wyoming Cowboy Classic, the 16th-ranked Oklahoma men's golf team secured its third victory of the season, while Michael Gellerman grabbed his first career win. The two-day, 54-hole tournament was played at the 7,133-yard, par-70 North Course at the Talking Stick Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz.

The Sooners shot a 9-under-par 271 against the 21-team field in Tuesday's final round to beat No. 44 BYU and Colorado, who had three-round scores of 838 (-2), by seven strokes. Utah finished fourth with a 9-over 849, while UC Davis took fifth place with an 857 (+17).

The team win is the seventh for OU under head coach Ryan Hybl and the third this season. The Sooners also won the Golfweek Conference Challenge and the UTSA/Oak Hills Invitational, their first tournaments of the fall and spring, respectively.

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"We came out here to win, and we did," Hybl said. "I am excited for the boys, and I am really proud of Michael (Gellerman) for getting the job done this week individually. The guys fought really hard all week, and it is great to have success."

After recording a 2-under 68 for the final 18 holes, Gellerman claimed the top spot on the leaderboard out of 115 individuals with a 204 (-6), edging Cole Ogden of BYU and David Oraee of Colorado by a stroke. The junior, who pocketed four birdies in the round, including on three of the first six holes, is OU's first individual tournament winner since 2011.

"It's a great feeling," Gellerman said. "It is a huge confidence booster for me. I have been waiting for this day for a couple of years, and I could not be happier that it happened this week." (More at SoonerSports)

5.UC Davis283288286857

 OU Players123Total
1.M. Gellerman667068204
T4.C. Saxon697166206
T26.M. McGreevy697867214
T43.M. Schoolcraft717274217
T43.B. Titsworth757270217
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