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Week's best: Ancer tops AK's Okla. mark


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Abraham Ancer, Oklahoma

While teammate Will Kropp wouldn't let the sophomore from Misson, Texas, have the spotlight all to himself during the final round of the Desert Shootout, the pair shooting school-record-tying 63s, Ancer's 21-under 195 total was six strokes better than runner-up Kropp, easily giving him medalist honors at Palm Valley GC in Goodyear, Ariz.

Ancer's overall score also gave him the Sooners' 54-hole school record all to himself. The previous OU mark was held by Anthony Kim, who shot a 203 at the TaylorMade/Waikoloa Intercollegiate in 2005.

"I'm incredible proud of the team," said Oklahoma men's coach Ryan Hybl, the Sooners outpacing Iowa State by 22 strokes after posting a 48-under 816 total, one off the school's 54-hole team record. "The boys played dominant. Abe was just a dominant force to be reckoned with."

Ancer's performance was indeed dominant; he was 22 strokes lower than average 54-hole total of the 90 players in the field.


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Casey Kennedy, Augusta State

The freshman from Cape May, N.J., made it back-to-back individual victories when she claimed medalist honors at the Administaff Lady Jaguar Intercollegiate March 14. Playing the team's home course, Forest Hills GC, Kennedy shot an 11-under 205, beating runner-up Paula Reto of Purdue by five strokes and third-place finisher Numa Gulyanamitta of Purdue by 12.

Kennedy made 17 birdies over 54 holes, including eight during a second-round 66