EDMOND — When Edmond Santa Fe golfer Max McGreevy verbally committed to Oklahoma last Christmas, he believed he found a college team that felt like home — in more ways than one.
“(OU coach Ryan Hybl) is very straightforward with people,” said McGreevy, The Oklahoman's All-City Boys Golfer of the Year. “My dad is very straightforward with me, so he's a lot like my dad, which could bode well for me in the future.”
Of course, McGreevy still has another year of high school golf before he heads to OU, and he'll get the chance to defend his Class 6A state championship.
Ironically, McGreevy won the title on the home course of the golf team he always considered his favorite — Oklahoma State's Karsten Creek.
“I had never really thought about the OU program,” he said with a smile. “I was always rooting for OSU as a golf school when I was growing up.
“But Coach Hybl has really turned the program around. He has really made the team a well-organized team that bonds well and plays well together.”
McGreevy has a busy summer on tap, starting with the Junior Golf World Cup in Japan later this month, so he hasn't had a lot of time to relax and soak in the joy of a state championship. But he certainly had a season worth celebrating.
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