stop
Send Mail Print RSS
OSU Wins Big 12 Men's Golf Championship
April 29, 2009
RELATED LINKS
Final Results (PDF)
Photo Gallery
Championship Central

HUTCHINSON, Kan. - Oklahoma State clinched the 2009 Big 12 Men’s Golf Championship on the final day at the Prairie Dunes Golf Club in Hutchinson, Kan. The Cowboys (+29) finished the event 14 strokes ahead of Colorado (+43).

Morgan Hoffmann took medalist honors with a 72-hole score of 276 after shooting the lowest round of the championship on the final day (66). He is the second consecutive Cowboy freshman to win the individual title, following Rickie Fowler in 2008.

The win marks the third-straight and seventh overall crown for OSU in league history. The Cowboys’ 14-stroke margin of victory is the second-largest at the event, as they set the record of +20 last year. Colorado’s runner-up finish is its best showing in Big 12 championships. Texas A&M finished in third (+47) while Kansas State (+50) tied its best team finish with a fourth place showing. Baylor (+54) rounded out the top-five.

Despite Bill Allcorn (Baylor) holding the lead through the first three rounds, it was Hoffmann who moved ahead of the standings and claimed medalist honors for the first time in his career. The freshman was four-under thru 17 holes in the second round, and consistently improved his play through the last 38 holes of the event for a final score of 276.

“Yesterday’s round was really when I started playing better,” said Hoffman about his overall performance. “Because of the weather (severe storms overnight), most of the pins were the same as Tuesday, so that certainly played a part and it made the greens play softer. But overall it was just the consistency in my play that carried over to today that played the biggest factor.”

Joining Hoffman and Allcorn on the All-Tournament Team were Robert Streb (KSU), Bronson Burgoon (TAMU), Rickie Fowler (OSU), Pat Grady (CU), Derek Tolan (CU), Andrea Pavan (TAMU), Peter Uihlein (OSU), and Zach Pederson (KU).

Team Leaders
1. Oklahoma State  293-288-287-281 = 1149 (+29)
2. Colorado  298-283-290-292 = 1163 (+43)
3. Texas A&M  301-284-296-286 = 1167 (+47)
4. Kansas State 304-301-289-276 = 1170 (+50)
5. Baylor  297-293-293-291 = 1174 (+54)
6. Texas Tech  295-304-300-289 = 1188 (+68)
7. Kansas  298-306-290-297 = 1191 (+54)
8. Texas  303-305-306-280 = 1194 (+74)
9. Missouri  310-307-290-297 = 1204 (+84)
10. Oklahoma  310-301-306-288 = 1205 (+85)
11. Nebraska  319-293-300-294 = 1206 (+86)
12. Iowa State  306-308-295-301 = 1210 (+90)

Individual Leaders (All-Tournament Team)
1. Morgan Hoffmann, OSU 71-71-68-66 = 276 (-4)
2. Bill Allcorn, BU  68-71-70-70 = 279 (-1)
3. Robert Streb, KSU  69-75-67-69 = 280 (0)
4. Bronson Burgoon, TAMU 72-68-72-70 = 282 (+2)
5. Rickie Fowler, OSU  74-71-72-69 = 286 (+6)
6. Pat Grady, CU  71-71-70-75 = 287 (+7)
7. Derek Tolan, CU  71-68-74-75 = 288 (+8)
8. Andrea Pavan, TAMU 78-68-73-73 = 292 (+12)
9. Peter Uihlein, OSU  72-71-75-75 = 293 (+13)
10. Zach Pederson, KU  71-76-73-74 = 294 (+14)

< Golf
Popular on Big12Sports.com
Load More