OSU Claims PingGolfweek Preview Title


Courtesy of okstate.com
College CentralOWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Oklahoma States mens golf team held on during the final round of the PING/Golfweek Preview on Monday to open the fall season with the schools third title in the 16-year history of the event.
Georgia Tech jumped into the lead during the final round, but the Cowboys came on strong down the stretch, playing the final four holes in 4-under to earn its first title at the event since 1998. OSU also won the inaugural tournament in 1989.
The fifth-ranked Cowboys entered the day with a three-shot lead over TCU and Georgia Tech before carding a 4-over 284 at Caves Valley Golf Club to finish with a 54-hole total of 848, 8-over, and outdistance the Yellow Jackets by four shots.
Freshman Pablo Martin led the way individually, recording birdies on two of his last three holes to wrap up medalist honors in his first collegiate outing. The Malaga, Spain native carded a final-round 71 en route to a 4-under 206 total and a two-stroke victory over Texas Matt Rosenfeld.
The victory by Martin was the first by a Cowboy freshman since Edward Loar won two events (1996 Jerry Pate and 1997 Maxwell) during his first season and was OSUs first medalist since Hunter Mahan won The Maxwell in 2003.
Sophomore Tyler Leon posted his best round of the tournament with a 69 on Monday, giving him a 211 total and a tie for seventh place, while junior Zack Robinson followed up his second-round 68 with a closing 72 for a 5-over total of 215 and a tie for 16th place.
Sophomore Zac Reynolds moved up nine spots with a 72 to finish tied for 36th at 221 and senior Alex Norn rounded out the OSU lineup with a 222, 12-over total.
The Cowboys will resume their fall schedule on Oct. 11 when they attempt to defend their title at the Jerry Pate Intercollegiate in Birmingham, Ala.

Team Scores
1 Oklahoma State 288 276 284 848
2 Georgia Tech284 283 285 852
3 Georgia 290 292 279 861
T4 Texas 284 289 289 862
T4 Florida 296 278 288 862
6 Arizona State 284 293 286 863
7 TCU 286 281 297 864
8 Kentucky296 291 279 866
9 UNLV 290 292 286 868
10 Pepperdine 292 297 288 877
11 Clemson 300 285 297 882
T12 California305 294 285 884
T12 Arizona 296 293 295 884
T12 UCLA 298 293 293 884
15 Loyola College 304 309 304 917
Top Five Individuals and OSU Scores
1Pablo Martin, Oklahoma State 696671206
2Matthew Rosenfeld, Texas 707167208
T3Ryan Moore, UNLV 737066209
T3Jesse Mueller, Arizona State 677171209
T5Matt Every, Florida 736869210
T5Michael Putnam, Pepperdine 707169210
T7Tyler Leon, Oklahoma State 717169211
T16Zack Robinson, Oklahoma State756872215
T36Zac Reynolds, Oklahoma State787172221
T43Alex Norn, Oklahoma State737574222