Cowboy Golfers Lose to Alabama in NCAA Final
Oklahoma State’s men’s golf team won just one of five matches in the NCAA Championship final on Wednesday, as Alabama won their second straight team title, 4-to-1 over the Cowboys at Prairie Dunes Country Club in Hutchinson, Kansas.
OSU’s Wyndham Clark won his match 3 and 1 over Tom Lovelady, but the Cowboys lost the other four matches.
Alabama scored the first two points, as Bobby Wyatt beat Talor Gooch 3 and 2, then Robby Shelton downed Zachary Olsen 1 up to give the Crimson Tide a 2-0 lead.
Shelton birdied six of the last seven holes, including the last three holes to come back and win the match.
After Clark won his match to cut the Alabama lead to 2-1, the Crimson Tide closed it out when Trey Mullinax chipped in on #17 to beat Ian Davis 2 and 1.
Cory Whitsett of Alabama beat OSU’s Jordan Niebrugge 2 and 1 to win the final match.
Alabama has won the last two national championships and been in the final in each of the last three seasons.
OSU was seeking their 11th national championship and first since 2006.
For one Alabama assistant coach the win was a sweet one.
Mike McGraw was fired as OSU’s head coach after last season, and now is an assistant coach for the Crimson Tide, coaching against a five-man Cowboy squad he recruited to Stillwater.