Oklahoma won the UTSA/Lone Star Invitational in record setting fashion
(Oklahoma Athletics Photo)
SAN ANTONIO, TX (March 21, 2017) -- On Tuesday No. 13 Oklahoma turned in the best round in program history to come from behind and win the Lone Star Invitational.
“It was one of the best rounds I have ever been a part of, and I can’t be more excited for our guys,” Oklahoma head coach Ryan Hybl said of his teams second win of the season. “We have been talking about finishing, and this is what this team is capable of doing. It was great to see, and a fun day for everyone involved.”
Led by medalist winner Max McGreevy at Briggs Ranch Golf Course, Oklahoma fired a 21-under final day to finish 40-under and four shots in front of runner-up, No. 6 Illinois.
On the way to his 20-under finish, McGreevy combined rounds of 69-63-64 as he played the 54-hole event without a bogey.
The stellar play ultimately put McGreevy six-strokes in front of runner-ups Tanapat Pichaikool (Mississippi State); Dylan Meyer (Illinois) both whom were 14-under and Michael Feagles (Illinois); Rylee Reinertson (Oklahoma) at 10-under as they shared fourth.
In the second round on Monday afternoon McGreevy tied the Oklahoma single round record with his 9-under 63. During the round McGreevy birdied nine-times with all of his circles coming in bunches. The birdies came on Nos. 5-8, 14-16 and 1-2.
McGreevy, a two-time winner this year, then followed up his second round with a closing 8-under 64 and he started the day by carding an eagle on his opening hole, the par-5 2nd.
“It was about as fun of a week as you could have,” Max McGreevy said. “Everything was going, and it just felt like nothing bad was ever going to happen. My teammates helped me out that last round by having fun and just enjoying the great round we had going, and coming back to beat Illinois was just icing on the cake for an unforgettable week.”
Overall the entire Oklahoma finished under-par for the tournament; Reinertson (T4; -10), Grant Hirschman (T11; -6), Brad Dalke (T18; -3) and Blaine Hale (T30; -1).
Behind Oklahoma in team standings it was No. 6 Illinois at 36-under, Mississippi State was third at 27-under, Texas El Paso was 22-under in fourth while host UTSA was fifth at 17-under.
-Oklahoma Athletics contributed to this story
ABOUT THE UTSA/Lone Star Invitational
54-hole men's college tournament hosted by the
University of Texas San Antonio. Team (best four
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