Cowboy Golfers Advance

HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS, Fla. (www.okstate.com) – Oklahoma State's men's golf team reeled off three consecutive victories over the past two days en route to earning a berth in the championship match at the Hooters Collegiate Match Play Championship at Mission Inn Golf and Tennis Resort.

The second-seeded Cowboys began the tournament with a 3-2 victory on Sunday over defending NCAA champion and No. 15 seed California before rain delayed the second round until Monday morning.

Freshman Pablo Martin, who is currently ranked No. 1 nationally, cruised to victory at the No. 1 spot for OSU, disposing of Michael Jensen, 4 and 3, while junior Chris Clarke picked up a 4-and-3 win over Frederick Svanberg.

Playing in just his second event of the fall, sophomore Zac Reynolds rolled to a 5-and-4 win at the No. 5 position over Eric West.

A matchup with No. 7 seed Florida ended with a 4-1 OSU victory as senior Alex Noren paced the Cowboys, winning 5 and 3 over James Vargas. Clarke and Reynolds were impressive again in victory as well, while Martin won two of his final three holes for a 2-and-1 win over Richard Treis.

OSU returned to the course on Monday afternoon and promptly took four of its five matches against Big 12 foe Texas A&M. At the top spot with Martin picking up a 2-up victory, while junior Zack Robinson logged his first individual win at the event, defeating Andrew Parr 4 and 3.

Clarke and Reynolds both ran their records to 3-0 for the event, turning in a 3-and-2 triumph over David Schultz and a 2-and-1 win over Jerad Harklau, respectively.

The championship match will pit OSU against top-seeded Georgia Tech with action slated to begin at 8 a.m. (EST).

First Round
(2) Oklahoma State def. (15) California, 3-2
Pablo Martin, Oklahoma State def. Michael Jenson, California, 4 and 3
Kyle Dowden, California def. Zack Robinson, Oklahoma State, 4 and 3
Jeff Hood, California def. Alex Noren, Oklahoma State, 2 and 1
Chris Clarke, Oklahoma State def. Frederick Svanberg, California, 4 and 3
Zac Reynolds, Oklahoma State def. Eric West, California, 5 and 4

Second Round
(2) Oklahoma State def. (7) Florida, 4-1
Pablo Martin, Oklahoma State def. Richard Treis, Florida, 2 and 1
James Vargas, Florida def. Zack Robinson, Oklahoma State, 3 and 2
Alex Noren, Oklahoma State def. Duke Butler, Florida, 5 and 3
Chris Clarke, Oklahoma State def. Manuel Villegas, Florida, 3 and 2
Zac Reynolds, Oklahoma State def. Will Strickler, Florida, 3 and 1

Third Round
(2) Oklahoma State def. (14) Texas A&M, 4-1
Pablo Martin, Oklahoma State def. Robert Gates, Texas A&M, 2-up
Zack Robinson, Oklahoma State def. Andrew Parr, Texas A&M, 4 and 3
Martin Piller, Texas A&M def. Alex Noren, Oklahoma State, 1-up
Chris Clarke, Oklahoma State def. David Schultz, Texas A&M, 3 and 2
Zac Reynolds, Oklahoma State def. Jerad Harklau, Texas A&M, 2 and 1

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