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Big 12 Men's Golf Teams Advance to NCAA Championship
May 16, 2018
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Seven Big 12 men’s golf teams advanced to the NCAA Championship, the most in conference history. Eighty-eight percent of teams that qualified for regional play advanced to the championship, also the highest in conference history.

The Big 12 will make up 23 percent of the playing field at the NCAA Championship, tied for the highest in the country. The championship will be decided May 25-30 at Karsten Creek Golf Club in Stillwater, Oklahoma, hosted by Oklahoma State.

 

Big 12 Results

Texas won the Raleigh Regional by shooting 813 (-39), 17 strokes ahead of second-place finishers Duke and North Carolina State. Texas senior Doug Ghim shot a three-round total of 196 (-17) to finish in first place individually.

Two Big 12 teams advanced from the Columbus Regional, as Oklahoma State shot 844 (-8) to finish first and Texas Tech shot 870 (+18) in a fifth-place finish. Cowboy golfers Matthew Wolff and Zach Bauchou finished in a tie for second place with a three-round total of 210 (-3).  

Oklahoma, host of the Norman Regional, finished in first place on its home course with a total of 850 (-14). Sophomore Quade Cummins and junior Blaine Hale both finished in the top five to help the Sooners advance.

Kansas and Iowa State both moved on to the NCAA Championship from the Pacific Regional. Kansas shot 844 (-20) to win the regional, while Iowa State came in third with a score of 847 (-17).

The Baylor Bears advanced out of the Bryan Regional by shooting 857 (-7) and finishing third. Sophomore Cooper Dossey was Baylor’s top finisher at seventh place.

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