The Oklahoma men's golf team claimed the 2017 NCAA Championship with a 3-1-1 victory over Oregon during Wednesday's championship final in Sugar Grove, Illinois.
With the victory, Oklahoma becomes the fourth team since the league's inception to clinch the national title and the 15th in the history of Big 12 programs. The last conference team to record the honor was Texas in 2012.
OU earned wins from sophomore Blaine Hale (4&3), senior Max McGreevy (3&2) and sophomore Brad Dalke (2&1) to claim the title.
This marks the Sooners' second national title in program history, with the first coming in 1989. The 2017 championship is the program's first under head coach Ryan Hybl. The honor also is the second consecutive appearance in match play, introduced to the championships in 2009.
Throughout the season, OU earned two regular season wins and a program-best five individual titles, setting team and individual records along the way.
“It's been a long season, and it's very gratifying knowing that we get to hoist the trophy,” Hybl said.
Oklahoma faced Baylor in quarterfinal action and Illinois in semifinal action on its way to earning the national championship.