Class in session: Oklahoma State wins Carmel Cup
05 Sep 2021
by Jim Young of

see also: View results for Carmel Cup, Pebble Beach Golf Links

Courtesy of Oklahoma State Athletics
Courtesy of Oklahoma State Athletics

The Pebble Beach Golf Links has been good to the Oklahoma State Cowboys over the years.

For the fourth time in seven years, the No. 2 ranked Cowboys emerged victorious at the Carmel Cup held on the famed layout with a winning score of 18-under 1062, good for a one-stroke victory over Big 12 Conference rival Oklahoma, which was ranked first in Golfweek's Preseason Top 25 poll.

Arkansas shot a 17-under-par 343 Sunday, which was the lowest round of the day and tournament to finish third with a 13-under-par total of 1,067 in the six-count-five scoring format.

Oklahoma's Logan McAllister defeated Trent Phillips of Georgia in a playoff for the individual title after both shot 11-under 206. McAllister, who posted a pair of 3-under 69s to start the tournament, carded a final round 68 to catch Phillips, who began the day with a two-stroke lead before settling for a 2-under 70 in his final round.

Kyle Hogan of Texas Tech turned in the lowest round of the tournament on Sunday, finishing with a 5-under 67 to earn a share of third place with Brian Stark of Oklahoma State and Mateo Fernandez De Oliveira of Arkansas.

Oklahoma State, which won four of their last six tournaments of last season but fell short in its quest for a national championship, finishing second to Pepperdine, returns plenty of firepower which should more than offset the loss of All-American Austin Eckroat.

Junior Eugenio Chacarra, a Golfweek first-team All-American and Big 12 Newcomer of the Year last season after finishing in the top 10 eight times, five times in the top five, is one of two Cowboys on the Haskins Award Watch List, along with teammate Bo Jin. The sophomore seems poised for a breakout year after finishing tied for second at the Big 12 Championship, NCAA Stillwater Regional and NCAA Championship, respectively.

Stark, a first-team All-Big 12 selection last season, advanced to the quarterfinals at the U.S. Amateur while senior Aman Gupta also advanced to match play at Oakmont.

Results: Carmel Cup
1OKLogan McAllisterOklahoma City, OK70069-69-68=206
2SCTrent PhillipsInman, SC50066-70-70=206
T3TXKyle HoganCypress, TX40069-75-67=211
T3CABrian StarkKingsburg, CA40073-70-68=211
T3ArgentinaMateo Fernandez de OliveiraArgentina40070-68-73=211

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ABOUT THE Carmel Cup

Started in 2011, the Carmel Cup is a 54-hole men's college event hosted by Vanderbilt University and played at the Number 1 ranked public golf course in the United States, Pebble Beach Golf Links. Its field comprised mostly of top teams from the Big 12 and SEC. There are team (best five scores out of six players each round) and individual competitions.

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