OSU, Arkansas golfers take top player honors
Morgan Hoffmann, Oklahoma State
The junior claimed his fourth career individual title, and first since the 2009 Big 12 Championship, when he shot a final-round 69 at Southern Highlands CC in Las Vegas to close the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters with a 10-under 206, two strokes better than Texas A&M's Jordan Russell. Hoffmann made three birdies in his first five holes Sunday and made a birdie on the 16th hole that clinched the victory.
Hoffmann's performance also helped spark the top-ranked Cowboys as they charged to the team title during an impressive final 18 holes. Trailing California by 10 strokes entering the final round, OSU shot a five-under 283, with Kevin Tway and Peter Uihlein shooting closing 70s to back up Hoffmann's finish. OSU would beat runner-up Texas A&M by seven strokes and third-place Cal by 10.
Click here to see Hoffmann's scorecards from the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters
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Emily Tubert, Arkansas
Like her Razorback teammates, the freshman from Burbank, Calif., struggled during the opening round of the LSU Golf Classic, shooting a 78 while the team shot a 17-over 305 to sit in a tie for 13th at the University Club in Baton Rouge, La.
But Tubert turned things around over the final 36 holes, pulling the rest of the Arkansas lineup with her. Rounds of 70 (the day's low round) and 71 left Tubert in third place individually, one stroke out of a playoff between Duke's Lindy Duncan and Louisville's AnnaKarin Ljungstrom (won on the third hole by Duncan). Meanwhile, the Lady Back posted a second-round 296 to vault into a tie for the team lead, then carded a final-round 287 to win the title by seven stroke over Virginia.
Click here to see Tubert's scorecards from the LSU Golf Classic.