OU, Tulsa men qualify for NCAA golf tournament; OSU's streak ends
NORMAN — While the men's golf teams at Oklahoma and Tulsa qualified for the NCAA Championship, Oklahoma State's amazing tournament run is over.
The Cowboys had qualified for 65 consecutive NCAA tournaments, dating back to the program's start in 1947. But OSU finished eighth at the Ann Arbor (Mich.) Regional. The top five teams in each regional advanced to the NCAA Championship.
OSU shot a final-round 290 to finish at 11-over 863, 14 shots behind fifth-place TCU. USC won the regional at 11-under 841.
OSU's Patrick Winther tied for seventh in the regional's individual race at 5-under 208 after a final round 72.
OU earned its NCAA berth Saturday by beating Georgia Tech by 12 strokes, good enough for fifth place in a regional tournament at Norman. It's the second consecutive championship appearance for the Sooners and 33rd overall.
OU's Michael Gellerman shot a 1-under 71 to capture fifth place.
Washington took team honors at the regional with a three-round 860 and was followed by Texas. Florida State and Illinois shared third place.
In a regional at Greensboro, N.C., Tulsa also finished in fifth place on Saturday. Tulsa is making its 10th trip to the NCAA Championship and first since 2007. Tulsa shot a final round 288 to close out the 54-hole tournament with an 878 total.
Tulsa's John Young Kim finished the tournament in seventh place with a 54-hole total of one-over par 217.
The Sooners and Golden Hurricane will travel to the Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif., for the championship, which will be played from May 29 through June 3.