Welch Finishes T21, Oklahoma 3rd at Maridoe Collegiate Invitational
Providence native Patrick Welch finished in a tie for 21st, while #2 Oklahoma finished third at the Maridoe Collegiate Invitational on Tuesday in Carrollton, Texas.
It is Welch’s ninth top-25 finish of his Oklahoma career, as he fired an even par 72 on Tuesday, and eight-over for the tournament.
“The Providence, R.I., product has been a rock in the Oklahoma lineup over the last three seasons as he owns a team-best -0.13 score versus par among Sooners with more than five events played,” writes Oklahoma athletics.
Welch opened his final round with a bogey on the first hole, but than birdied the third hole to get back to even.
After making four straight pars, Welch bogeyed the par three eighth hole, before closing the front nine with a par, to make the turn at one over.
Starting on the back, he parred five straight holes before bogeying the 15th hole, he rebounded with birdies on 16 and 17.
Welch closed with a par on 18 to finish even for the day and tied for 21st overall.
The Sooners (888, +24) battled tough conditions at the par-72, 7,521-yard Maridoe Golf Club all week, but posted the second-lowest combined score of 577 (+1) over the final 36 holes to move from eighth to third place over the last two days.
“Today was a very solid day on the golf course,” Hybl said. “To have three guys under-par at Maridoe is a great accomplishment and to not count a score over par is a nice way to end the event.”
Oklahoma was once again led by All-American Quade Cummins (220, +4) who shot a 71 (-1) to claim ninth at the event. The top-10 placement is the redshirt senior’s 16th of his illustrious career and 23rd top-20 finish, as the Weatherford, Okla., product hasn’t finished outside of the top 20 at a tournament since his junior season.
The tournament served as the final event of the Big 12’s fall season.
Oklahoma will next compete in the East Lake Cup from October 26 to 28.
Welch’s Final Round