Oklahoma State gets 4th season win; Eckroat latest indy champ
Austin Eckroat (OSU Athletics photo)
Oklahoma State increased its win count on two levels on Tuesday in Los Cabos, Mexico. The Cowboys not only claimed another team title at the Querencia Cabo Collegiate – their fourth this season – but kept a rare streak alive by claiming another individual champion. Sophomore Austin Eckroat
edged teammate Matthew Wolff by two shots to win his first title of the season, and the second of his career. It’s the seventh individual title of the season for Oklahoma State – which means a Cowboy has won a title in every start.
Oklahoma State began its rally in Round 2 with a 15-under 269. That gave the team a nine-shot lead entering the final day. First-round leader Arizona State outscored the Cowboys by two shots on Tuesday at Los Cabos Querencia, but still couldn’t catch them. Oklahoma State even played without Viktor Hovland
, who is in Orlando, Fla., this week preparing to play the Arnold Palmer Invitational.
This is the third consecutive Cabo Collegiate win for the Cowboys.
Oklahoma State won with its 32-under total while Arizona State was runner-up at 24 under. That makes five runners-up for the Sun Devils so far this season. The team won the John Burns Invitational late last month in Hawaii.
Wolff had won the individual title in each of three fall stroke-play starts, and extended that streak to four when he won the spring-opening Amer Ari Invitational. He fired a final-round 64 in Los Cabos but teammate Eckroat started the day with a five-shot lead. Eckorat had a final-round 67 to reach 14 under.
Behind Wolff in solo second at 12 under, Arizona State’s Chun An Yu
was third at 11 under and Arizona’s Trevor Werbylo
was fourth at 8 under.
In the team competition, the scores dropped off after Arizona State, but Baylor finished third with a 9-under total. Vanderbilt was fourth at 6 over and Arizona was fifth at 10 over.
ABOUT THE Cabo Collegiate
54-hole collegiate event co-hosted by the
University of Arkansas and Houston University.
Draws a very impressive field and is typically a
top-10 collegiate event each year.
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