NCAA Males’s Golf Nationwide Championship
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — The Oklahoma males’s golf crew is about to compete for its third nationwide championship subsequent week at Grayhawk Golf Membership in Scottsdale, Ariz. The Sooners enter the championship because the No. 2 seed, however are ranked first by the GCAA Coaches Ballot and Golfweek.
The Sooners accomplished a comeback on the ultimate day of the Albuquerque Regional, leaping 5 spots within the final spherical to complete fourth and advance to this system’s tenth straight NCAA Championship. Oklahoma is the one crew within the nation to advance to the earlier 4 NCAA Match Play Finals.
The championship will likely be contested over 72 holes of stroke play, with the sphere being reduce from 30 to fifteen after 54 holes. Following 72 holes, the sphere will likely be narrowed all the way down to eight groups who will sq. off in a quarterfinal, semifinal and closing match to find out a nationwide champion.
Head coach Ryan Hybl led Oklahoma to the nationwide championship in 2017, when the Crimson and Cream knocked off Baylor, Illinois and Oregon to win this system’s second-ever nationwide title. Present Oklahoma senior Quade Cummins was the alternate on the 2017 crew.
Spectators are permitted based mostly on native/state tips, that are topic to vary. It’s requested that spectators put on masks and observe bodily distancing protocols, together with remaining not less than 15 yards away from student-athletes, coaches and different crew personnel. Spectators should additionally hold distanced from tee packing containers and greens. The occasion is freed from cost.
HOW WE GOT HERE
The Sooners jumped 5 spots up the leaderboard on the ultimate day of the Albuquerque Regional to complete fourth and clinch a spot in its tenth straight NCAA Championship.
Jonathan Brightwell completed because the runner-up in Albuquerque, his finest end of the season. 4 under-par rounds within the closing spherical powered the Sooners’ comeback, highlighted by 4 birdies on the 18th gap. Oklahoma entered the postseason because the nation’s No. 1 total seed, ranked because the nation’s consensus prime crew.
Following the canceled 2020 postseason because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Oklahoma’s 4 seniors, plus switch Jonathan Brightwell, introduced their intent to return to Oklahoma for a closing season. Brightwell, Riley Casey, Quade Cummins, Thomas Johnson and Garett Reband have mixed for 532 collegiate rounds performed, led by Brightwell (157), Cummins (136) and Reband (120).
#CHAMPU TAKES OVER PGA TOUR U
No. 13 Jonathan Brightwell, No. 6 Quade Cummins and No. 5 Garett Reband all rank inside the highest 15 of the Might 26 PGA Tour U rankings, making Oklahoma the one college with three golfers inside the highest 15. The three have produced 80 top-20 finishes paired with a mixed 56 prime 10s and 33 prime fives, together with six All-America honors.
The highest 5 finishers from the ultimate official PGA TOUR U rankings will obtain Korn Ferry Tour membership and will likely be exempt into all open, full-field occasions starting the week following the conclusion of the NCAA Division I Males’s Nationwide Championship by the conclusion of the Korn Ferry Tour common season. The highest 5 finishers may even be exempt into the Remaining Stage of that 12 months’s Korn Ferry Tour Qualifying Match. Gamers ranked 6-15 will acquire standing on a world tour.
The Oklahoma lineup has amassed 93 rounds of postseason golf, greater than some other crew within the nation, and has mixed for 67 top-10 finishes, 102 prime 20s and eight wins over their careers. 5 of the Sooners’ six potential golfers rank inside Golfweek/Sagarin’s prime 35, powered by No. 15 Jonathan Brightwell.
THE NEW STANDARD
Since Hybl arrived in 2009, Oklahoma has reemerged as a nationwide powerhouse in males’s golf. The Sooners are certainly one of three colleges which have appeared in each NCAA Championship since 2011 and are the one program within the nation to advance to match play on the championship yearly since 2016, successful the nationwide championship in 2017.
Oklahoma has a mean nationwide rating of 4.65 over the past 5 seasons per Golfweek/Sagarin, the very best common rating within the nation by over two spots.
1. Florida State
3. Oklahoma State
6. North Carolina
7. Wake Forest
10. Arizona State
13. NC State
17. San Francisco
19. Texas Tech
21. San Diego State
22. Georgia Tech
24. Sam Houston State
25. Oregon State
28. East Tennessee State
29. Little Rock
30. San Diego
Jonathan Brightwell, R-Sr, Charlotte, N.C. – NOTES: Switch from UNC-Greensboro, making first NCAA Championship look … Completed as runner-up at Albuquerque Regional … Group-high 5 top-five finishes, paired with seven prime 10s in 2020-21 … Has completed inside the highest 15 at 9 tournaments this season… Member of the USA Palmer Cup crew … 2020 PING second-team All-American … Haskins Watch Checklist Honoree within the fall of 2020 … 2017 SoCon champion.
RANK: Golfstat – 20 | Golfweek/Sagarin – 15 | WAGR – 57 | PGA Tour U – 13
Quade Cummins, R-SR, Weatherford, Okla. – Fourth NCAA Championship (alt. in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021) … Three-time All-American … Second-lowest profession scoring common in Oklahoma historical past of 71.39 … Profession versus par of 0.20 is third finest at OU all-time … 30 top-20 finishes, 21 prime 10s and 10 prime fives… Faculty report holder for par or higher rounds (85), birdies per spherical (3.53) and low spherical (62) … Helped USA to Walker Cup win in Might 2021.
RANK: Golfstat – 45 | Golfweek/Sagarin – 20 | WAGR – 14 | PGA Tour U – 6
Ben Lorenz, FR, Peoria, Ariz. – First look at NCAA Championship after subbing and enjoying two rounds on the Albuquerque Regional (74-70) … Finest end at Maridoe Collegiate in first collegiate occasion, shot 222 to complete T13 … Made first exhibiting in lineup at Calusa Cup, the place his second-round rating of 71 helped tempo the Sooners to a win … Was No. 1 prospect out of Arizona and No. 16 nationally, incomes AJGA Participant of the 12 months honors.
RANK: Golfstat – NR | Golfweek/Sagarin – 200 | WAGR – 866
Logan McAllister, JR, Oklahoma Metropolis, Okla. – First NCAA Championship… Placing collectively the most effective season of his profession, amassing a win on the Colonial Preview and two runner-up finishes this spring … Profession-scoring common of 71.60 is third-lowest in Oklahoma historical past, and his profession rating versus par of 0.16 is second-best all-time in Norman … 11 rounds within the 60s this 12 months are most on the crew and his low spherical of 65 is the most effective amongst all Sooners in 2020-21 … September 2020 Massive 12 Golfer of the Month.
RANK: Golfstat – 32 | Golfweek/Sagarin – 25 | WAGR – 38
Garett Reband, R-SR, York, S.C. – Third NCAA Championship (2018, 2019, 2021) … Two-time All-American … Owns the bottom scoring common (71.30) and rating versus par (-0.17) in Oklahoma historical past … Completed prime 15 in 14 of his final 15 54-hole tournaments … 25 prime 20s, 16 prime 10s, eight prime fives and two wins, together with on the 2021 Males’s NIT … Member of U.S. Palmer Cup crew in 2020 … 77 par or higher rounds are second all-time at OU.
RANK: Golfstat – 12 | Golfweek/Sagarin – 26 | WAGR – 6 | PGA Tour U – 5
Patrick Welch, JR, Aliso Viejo, Calif. (ALT) – Alternate for 2021 NCAA Championship, could be second look (2019) if he performs … Received the East Lake Cup in October 2020, firing a 67 … Profession-scoring common of 71.69 is the fourth-best in program historical past … Honorable point out All-American as a freshman in 2019 … Received the drive, chip and putt competitors at Augusta Nationwide in 2014.
RANK: Golfstat – 72 | Golfweek/Sagarin – 34 | WAGR – 90
The Raptor Course at Grayhawk Golf Membership will likely be performed at 7,289 yards and as a par-70 for the championship. The course, designed by Tom Fazio, opened in 1994 and is listed among the many finest public golf programs in Arizona by Golfweek and Golf Journal. Raptor is certainly one of solely two Scottsdale golf programs to host a PGA TOUR occasion – the Frys.com Open 2007-2009. Different tour-sanctioned tournaments embrace the inaugural Williams World Problem, Andersen Consulting World Championship of Golf and Waste Administration Phoenix Open professional ams.
The NCAA Males’s Golf Championship include three days of stroke play on Friday via Sunday (54 holes) with the highest 15 groups and 9 people not on an advancing crew shifting on. That’s adopted by a closing day of 18 holes of stroke play on Monday to find out the highest eight groups that can advance to match play and the 72-hole particular person champion. The crew nationwide champion will likely be decided by match play. The Golf Channel will broadcast the person championship spherical on Monday, and the match-play rounds on Tuesday and Wednesday.
TEE TIMES AND PAIRINGS
Oklahoma tees off in Friday’s first spherical with No. 1 Florida State and No. 3 Oklahoma State at 1:30 p.m. CT after which on Saturday at 8:10 a.m. CT with the Seminoles and Cowboys.
Dwell scoring will likely be out there on Golfstat.com.
Golf Channel will present dwell protection on the closing three days of the championship, showcasing the most effective collegiate golf within the nation because the NCAA will crown and particular person champion on Monday and a crew champion on Wednesday.
Monday, Might 31: 3-7 p.m. CT (Particular person Nationwide Championship)
Tuesday, June 1: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. CT (Quarterfinals); 1-5 p.m. CT (Semifinals)
Wednesday, June 2: 3-7 p.m. CT (Nationwide Championship)