Oklahoma golf: Sooners just miss out advancing to NCAA Championship quarterfinals

The men’s Oklahoma golf team found itself on the wrong side of the cutline in the NCAA Golf Championship and will not advance as one of the top 15 teams to the matc- play portion of the championship format.

It will be the first time in the last six seasons the NCAA Championship has been held (the tournament was cancelled in the 2020 pandemic year) that the Sooner men have not made it into the quarterfinal round.

Oklahoma finished the 54-hole stroke-play portion of the championship in 17th place with a team score of 27-under-par 867 at the par 70 Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona. The Sooners finished just one stroke back of No. 5-seeded Texas Tech and No. 23 Ohio State, who tied for the 15th and final spot in the quarterfinals.

Ohio State earned final spot in the quarterfinals on Monday in a one-hole playoff with Texas Tech.

The 10th-seeded OU squad ended the first day of the championship on Friday tied for 12th place at 7-over 287. The Sooners dropped back to 19th on Day 2 with a two-round total of 20-over-par 580.

Oklahoma was just four shots back of the 15th-place cutline entering the final day of stroke play and actually moved up as high as 13th before encountering trouble on the back nine and dropping back.

Two Sooners will move on, however, to Monday’s stroke play individual championship as two of the top-nine low individuals who are not part of one of the teams advancing in the championship.

Drew Goodman tied for 28th on the overall individual leaderboard with a 54-hole score of 3-over 213. This will be the second straight season Goodman has played on the final day of stroke play, and he is hoping for a second consecutive top-20 finish. Freshman Jase Summy also advances in individual stroke play. He had a 54-hole total of 4-over 2014, tied for 32nd.

You can check out all of the results for the first three days of the NCAA Men’s Golf Championship by clicking here.

Oklahoma was ousted in the quarterfinals last year by the team from Arizona State. The year before (2020-21), OU was national runner-up, losing in the championship final to Pepperdine. The Sooners won the national championship in 2016-17 over Oregon.