LOS CABOS, Mexico (February 28, 2017) -- On a picture perfect day for golf No. 6 Oklahoma State sprinted away from the field to win the Querencia Cabo Collegiate. The Pokes led from start to finish and with a spectacular final round 13-under tally they finished 29-under and 10-strokes in front of runner-up, No. 14 Baylor (-19). For Oklahoma State who had previously won the The Carmel Cup and the Paintbrush Invitational this was their third win of the season.
Playing at Querencia Golf Club, Oklahoma State received contributions from their enter line up throughout the tournament and no member of the Cowboys finished worse than a tie for 21st.
Leading Oklahoma State was the tied for second duo of junior Kristoffer Ventura and sophomore Zach Bauchou. The duo was part of a quartet of players in second place that also included Cristian DiMarco (USF) and Garrett May (Baylor) at 8-under.
For the Cowboys the best round of the day came from Bauchou, who fired a 5-under 66. Teeing off on No. 3 Bauchou got as low as 10-under for the tournament before bogeying twice down the stretch. Bauchou birdied the 4th and 6th holes before rolling a third birdie on the 10th and then four in a row from Nos. 12-15.
The remainder of the Oklahoma State line up was rounded out by sophomore Hayden Wood (6th; -7), senior Zachary Olsen (T13; -4) and freshman Viktor Hovland (T21; -1).
In the medalist race the title went to Washington's Corey Pereira. After starting the week with a 1-under 70 Pereira fired consecutive 4-under 67's to reach 9-under.
Beginning the final round three back Pereira struggled out of the gates with consecutive bogeys before rebounding with birdies on each of the next two holes. One more bogey followed for the senior on the 6th but from then on it was flawless golf with three birdie and one eagle golf.
The eagle for the 13th ranked players in the World Amateur Golf Rankings came on the par-5 9th with the tournament winning birdie coming on the 15th hole. For Pereira the win was his first of the season and fourth of his career.
36-hole leader Steven Chervony of Texas ended up tying for 13th at 4-under after a disappointing day.
Thanks to the strong play by Pereira Washington was able to move into a tie for third along with No. 11 Wake Forest at 7-under while No. 16 Texas ended up in fifth at 6-under.