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Thursday, June 2, 2011

College notebook: Peter Uihlein leads Cowboys into match play

Peter Uihlein at this year's Masters. Photo courtesy of McClatchy-Tribune News Service.

Peter Uihlein, a former IMG Academy standout, closed the final stroke play round at the NCAA Division I Men's National Golf Championship four shots behind champion John Peterson.

Uihlein, an honorary member at the Ritz-Carlton Members Golf Club in Lakewood Ranch, carded a 1-under par 215 at the Karsten Creek course in Stillwater, Okla.

Meanwhile, Peterson joined Austin Ernst as national champs for LSU this year - the first time that has happened in the same season in NCAA history.

Uihlein's junior season isn't over, though, as Oklahoma State University qualified for the match-play portion to decide a national champ.

The tournament is held on the Cowboys home course, with OSU facing off against Ohio State in the quarterfinals on Friday.

Uihlein's opponent is Bo Hoag and he tees off at 12:51 p.m. local time off No. 1 - the last tee time of the day.

Uihlein's banner 2010-11 year included last summer's U.S. Amateur title, which earned an invitation to April's Masters as well as exemptions into the upcoming U.S. and British opens. Uihlein was recently named the winner of the prestigious Ben Hogan Award, which goes to the best male collegiate golfer from the past 12 months.

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