Alabama Golf Defeats Oklahoma State for Back-to-Back National Championships
The Alabama men’s golf team won its second consecutive NCAA Championship Wednesday, beating Oklahoma State 4-1 in match play on the par-70, 6,941-yard Prairie Dunes Country Club.
Senior Bobby Wyatt picked up Alabama’s first win, beating Talor Gooch 3 and 2 while freshman Robby Shelton put the Crimson Tide up 2-0 by winning at No. 2 up 1 against Zachary Olsen. Oklahoma State’s Wyndham Clark picked up a point for the Cowboy’s at No. 3, defeating sophomore Tom Lovelady 3 and 1.
At that point it came down to seniors Trey Mullinax and Cory Whitsett. A win by either would push Alabama over the top. Leading his match at No. 4 from the fourth hole on, Mullinax closed out OSU’s Ian Davis 2 and 1 to clinch the title. Whitsett then beat Jordan Niebrugge 2 and 1 to give the Tide a final tally of 4-1, matching its score from last year’s national championship match against Illinois.
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Alabama vs. Oklahoma State NCAA Finals Match
Bobby Wyatt (UA) defeated Talor Gooch (OSU), 3 and 2
Robby Shelton (UA) defeated Zachary Olsen (OSU), 1 Up
Wyndham Clark (OSU) defeated Tom Lovelady (UA), 3 and 1
Trey Mullinax (UA) defeated Ian Davis (OSU), 2 and 1
Cory Whitsett (UA) defeated Jordan Niebrugge (OSU), 2 and 1