- University of Oklahoma photo
Behind the best round in program history, the No. 5 Oklahoma men's golf team was victorious Sunday at the Ka'anapali Collegiate Classic. The three-day, 54-hole tournament was held at the par-71, 6,700-yard Royal Ka'anapali Course at the Ka'anapali Golf Club in Lahaina, Maui, Hawai'i.
The Sooners fired a 263 (-21) in Sunday's final round, marking a school record (according to records dating back to the 1993-94 season). The squad registered 29 birdies and an eagle on the day with all five members of the team lineup finishing under par for the round and the tournament.
Sunday's 263 topped the previous school record for low round by four strokes. It brought the Sooners' total score to 805 (-47), also a tournament record, a staggering 19 strokes ahead of the previous standard.
"This has been a great week for us and to finish the fall off this way is icing on the cake," said OU head coach Ryan Hybl. "All of our guys did a great job this week at some point and we did a great job of finishing today. The guys really executed coming down the stretch and that keeps showing me growth in them."
Starting the day one back, OU passed No. 18 Washington, which finished with an overall 810 (-42). UCLA took third at 817 (-35) and was followed by Georgia at 819 (-33) and South Carolina at 820 (-32).
Senior Quade Cummins led the Sooners in a star performance. Cummins started the day birdying his first seven holes. The senior went on to post a 29 on the front nine and an overall 62 (-9) on the day. It was his second bogey-free round ot the weekend to end up in a playoff against Georgia's Trent Phillips. Phillips birdied the seventh playoff hole while Cummins parred to finish second overall.
For Phillips, it was the first victory of his career after finishing second once and third four times.
For Cummins, there was some consolation.
The Weatherford, Okla., native's 62 (-9) marked his lowest collegiate round and matched the school's record also held by Blaine Hale. Cummins' 54-hole 193 (-20) also represented the school record, breaking PGA Tour star Abraham Ancer's 195 (-21) at the Desert Shootout in 2011.
"Quade had one of the best events in our program's history and he has worked hard to get to this point," said Hybl. "I am excited to see him continue to reap the benefits of his work."
Thanks to Oklahoma Men's Golf for this report
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