OSU Upset in Semifinals in NCAA Golf, OU Ousted in Quarterfinals
Oklahoma State’s men’s golf team was upset by Texas in the semifinals of match play in the NCAA Championships in Fayetteville, Arkansas, on Tuesday.
The Cowboys were beaten soundly in two matches, as Texas freshman Cole Hammer beat stroke play champion Matthew Wolff 4 and 3, while Parker Coody beat Hayden Wood 5 and 4.
OSU rallied to win the next two matches, as Viktor Hovland beat Spencer Soosman 2 and 1 and Austin Eckroat beat Pierceson Coody 3 and 2.
It came down to the final match between OSU’s Zach Bauchou and the Longhorns’ Steven Chervony.
With the match tied, Bauchou hit a birdie putt on #17 to take a 1-up lead.
Chervony was able to tie it with a clutch birdie putt on the 18th to force an extra hole.
On the 19th, Bauchou had a four-foot putt for par to extend the match but missed it, the ball rolling around the cup like a horseshoe shape, and Texas had won the match 3-2, eliminating OSU as they were going for their first ever back-to-back national championships.
The Cowboys defeated SMU 4-1 in the quarterfinals.
OSU got wins from Viktor Hovland, Matthew Wolff, Hayden Wood and Austin Eckroat to advance over SMU.
The Longhorns beat Oklahoma 3-2 in the quarterfinals.
The Sooners and Texas were tied 2-2 when it came down to the final match between Garett Reband and Parker Coody.
With the match tied, Coody won the 17th hole to take a 1-up lead, and Reband conceded on the 18th to give Coody and Texas the win.
Texas advances to the championship match on Wednesday against Stanford.