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Cowboys clinch Big 12 Championship on final hole

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Men's golf Big 12 Championship

Texas’ Pierceson Coody hit his bunker shot over the green on the 18th hole in the final round of the Big 12 Championship at Prairie Dunes in Hutchinson, Kansas.

His next shot went back over the green, Coody finally tapped in for a triple bogey, seven, on his final hole. Oklahoma State’s Austin Eckroat bogeyed his 18th hole, which he played alongside Coody. What was a two shot lead for No. 3 OSU and No. 6 Texas over No. 1 Oklahoma became a just a one stroke lead for OSU, and Texas fell into third, with only one group left on the course.

Bo Jin, OSU, and Cole Hammer of Texas had just one hole left, and both the team and individual championship rode on the hole. Hammer needed to beat Jin by one or tie the hole to clinch the individual title, Jin needed just a par to clinch the tournament for OSU.

Jin and Hammer both parred the hole. Hammer (4-under) won the individual title one stroke over Jin (3-under). Jin clinched the Big 12 Championship for the Cowboys.

It is the 56th conference championship in the program's 74-year history. The Cowboys join the OSU women’s team as 2021 Big 12 Champions.

Four of the Cowboys five golfers in the event finished in the top 10, Jin (second), Austin Eckroat (fifth), Eugenio Chacarra (tied 10th) and Aman Gupta (tied 10th).

The Cowboys will now make a run for another NCAA Championship starting May 16-19 at the NCAA Regional, which OSU will host at Karsten Creek.