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WATCH: Oklahoma State's historic run ends via brutal horseshoe lip-out in sudden death

May 28, 2019

The Oklahoma State Cowboys historic run in men's college golf came to an end Tuesday night. And in brutal fashion.

The Cowboys, who earned the No. 1 seed in match play by winning the stroke-play portion of the NCAA Championship by a whopping 31 strokes, faced the Texas Longhorns in Tuesday's semifinals. Though U.S. Amateur champ Viktor Hovland won the opening match, NCAA individual champ Matthew Wolff fell, 4 and 3, to Texas standout Cole Hammer, and Longhorn Pierceson Coody's 5-and-4 dispatch of OSU's Hayden Wood put Texas just a win away from the finals. But Austin Eckroat's 3-and-2 victory put the onus on the final tilt featuring OSU's Zach Bauchou and UT's Steven Chervony.

Bauchou won the 16th and 17th holes to take a 1-up lead into the final hole, but Chervony answered with a birdie to send it into sudden death:

As light faded at Blessings Golf Club in Fayetteville, Ark., Bauchou faced a three-footer on the first playoff hole to prolong the match. Unfortunately for the OSU senior and the Stillwater faithful, Bauchou's putt horseshoed around the cup, giving Texas a berth in the finals.

That heartbreak ends OSU's title defense, and with Wolff and Hovland expected to turn pro, ends one of the best two-year runs in men's collegiate golf history.

Texas will face Stanford on Wednesday morning for the NCAA crown.