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Five Men's Golf Teams Advance to National Championships
May 15, 2019

Fifty percent of Big 12 men’s golf programs have advanced to the NCAA Division I National Championships. Big 12 champion and No. 1 overall seed Oklahoma State, along with fellow top seeds Oklahoma and Texas join No. 5 seeds Baylor and TCU in competing for the national title.

Additionally, Iowa State’s Tripp Kinney will compete as an individual. Team and individual medalist champions will be determined Friday-Wednesday, May 24-29 at the par 72, 7,501-yard Blessings Golf Club in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Live results from the championships can be found online at Live television coverage will be available on the Golf Channel May 27-29.

The format consists of three days of stroke play on Friday through Sunday (54 holes), after which the top 15 teams and nine individuals not on an advancing team will be determined. That is followed by a final day of 18 holes of stroke play (Monday) to determine the top eight teams that will advance to match play as well as the 72-hole individual champion. The team national champion will be determined by a match-play format that will consist of quarterfinals and semifinals conducted on Tuesday, followed by the finals on Wednesday.

The Big 12 has produced the last two national champions as Oklahoma captured the 2017 title followed by host Oklahoma State in 2018. The Conference has six all-time men’s golf national championships.

A Big 12-record 90% of teams were selected for NCAA Regionals. The top five teams and the low individual from a non-advancing team in the six regional tournaments qualified for the NCAA finals.

Host Texas claimed a commanding lead on the second day of the Austin Regional and finished with a 20-stroke win of 827 (-25). TCU claimed runner-up honors with an 847 (-5). Oklahoma State took the title of the Louisville Regional with an 838 (-14). Baylor finished in third seven strokes back with an 842 (-7). Oklahoma placed third in the Pullman Regional, just three strokes out of first place, with an 810 (-30).


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