May 19, 2012
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Oklahoma State saw its record string of 65-straight NCAA Championship appearances come to an end on Saturday after the Cowboys finished eighth at the NCAA Ann Arbor Regional held at the University of Michigan Golf Course.
The Cowboys carded a 6-over 290 to finish at 11-over 863 at the par-71, 6,723-yard layout. OSU finished 14 shots out of the fifth and final qualifying spot held by TCU. Southern California finished at 841, 11-under par, and a shot ahead of Oregon to win the event. Kent State finished third at 844 and was followed by Virginia at 846 and TCU at 849.
OSU had made the championship every year since the program's inception in 1947. The longest current string is now 12 years in a row held by Florida.
North Carolina State's Albin Choi fired a 3-under 68 to finish at 10-under 203 and three shots clear of the field in the individual race.
Redshirt freshman Patrick Winther logged a top 10 for the Cowboys, tying for seventh place at 208 after closing with a 72.
Sophomore Talor Gooch posted the squad's low round of the day with a 71 to finish at 216 and tied for 31st place.
Freshman Tanner Kesterson's 76 tied him for 56th place at 225.