Cowboys Cash in at Southern Highlands Invite

LAS VEGAS - Oklahoma State's men's golf team erased a 10-shot deficit over the course of its final round on Sunday at the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters en route to a come-from-behind victory at Southern Highlands Golf Club.

The top-ranked Cowboys began their final round 10 shots off the pace of California and four strokes behind Texas A&M at the par-72, 7,510-yard layout. Through the front nine, the Bears still held a sizable advantage before OSU mounted its furious comeback over the inward nine.

The Cowboys' four counting scores resulted in a combined 2-under total over the final nine holes to get OSU in at 5-under 283 for the day. The Cowboys finished as the lone team under par in the event at 1-under 863, while the Aggies finished at 870 and Cal came in at 873.

For OSU, the win was the fourth in seven starts this season and second in three events this spring.

Cowboy junior Morgan Hoffmann completed a comeback of his own during Round 3, erasing a two-shot lead by A&M's Jordan Russell with a 3-under 69 to claim medalist honors. The Wyckoff, N.J., native finished at 10-under 206 to come in two strokes clear of Russell.

The two-time All-American started quickly with birdies on three of his first five holes before turning at 2-under 34. Hoffmann carded six-straight pars to start his back nine before carding a birdie at the 16th and closing with a pair of pars to wrap up the victory.

The win was Hoffmann's fourth career victory and his first since winning the 2009 Big 12 Championship.

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54 hole men's college tournament hosted by UNLV. Team (best four scores of five players each day) and individual competitions.

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