Texas A&M tops Oklahoma State by 17 at Aggie
Monday, April 18, 2011
Texas A&M notched an impressive victory April 17 at the Aggie Invitational, beating top-ranked Oklahoma State by 17 strokes. It was the second win of the season for the Aggies, who defended their title by finishing at 5-over 1,085 at Traditions Golf Club in Bryan, Texas.
“We were just really solid the whole way around,” said Texas A&M coach J.T. Higgins, whose team had five top-12 finishers. “I don’t think we were never really far under par, but we were never over, either. We just made a lot of pars, took advantage of opportunities when we had chances to make birdies, and no one ever blew up so we had a chance to put a good score up on the board.
“Beating Oklahoma State does not happen very often. That was nice, and hopefully it will give us some confidence going into the Big 12 Championship (April 25-27).”
Oklahoma State junior Peter Uihlein, who last week played in the Masters, became the prohibitive favorite in the player-of-the-year race after capturing medalist honors for the second time this season. The reigning U.S. Amateur champion finished at 6-under 210, five strokes ahead of Texas A&M’s Jordan Russell and teammate Kevin Tway.
Texas A&M, No. 6 in the Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings, led by seven entering the final round, then pushed further ahead with a final-round, 4-under 556.
Information from the Texas Tech athletic department was used in this report.