NCAA team match-play has concluded for 2017, and this year’s winner comes out of the Big 12.
Behind an incredible back-nine effort by Brad Dalke, Oklahoma defeated defending champion Oregon 3.5-1.5 to win the 2017 NCAA Men’s Golf Championship.
It is Oklahoma’s first title since 1989.
- Road Traveled: Oklahoma made the finals by defeating Baylor and then Illinois.
- Quick Score: Oklahoma, the tournament’s #2 seed, took the first point of the match when the Sooners’ Blaine Hale upset Oregon super-freshman Norman Xiong 4&3.
- Big Match: The marquee match between Oklahoma’s Brad Dalke and Oregon’s Sulman Raza was close until Dalke won three of four holes from 12-15. Dalke won the match 2&1.
- Sixty%: Oklahoma won three of the five matches.
“This is just so special. I’m so happy for our guys. I told my wife before we got here that I just hoped these guys had an opportunity to shine, because I knew there was an opportunity for these guys to get it done.”
–Ryan Hybl, Oklahoma golf coach