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Number of times in the past nine years, since the advent of match play to decide the NCAA Division I men’s golf team champion, that the top-seeded team after stroke play has won the title. Today at Karsten Creek Golf Club in Stillwater, Okla., host Oklahoma State will take the first step toward changing that trend. The Cowboys won the four-round stroke-play qualifier Monday with an even-par 1,152 total to lead the top eight teams into the match-play rounds. The matches: Top-seeded Oklahoma State vs. No. 8 Texas A&M, No. 2 Duke vs. No. 7 Texas, No. 3 Texas Tech vs. No. 6 Alabama and No. 4 Oklahoma vs. No. 5 Auburn  (scores).

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Number of career college tournament victories for Augusta’s Broc Everett, who won the NCAA Division I men’s championship on Monday. Everett sank a 12-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole, the par-5 18th at Karsten Creek Golf Club in Stillwater, Okla., to defeat Auburn’s Brandon Mancheno for the medal. Everett, a 6-foot-4-inch, left-handed senior and former walk-on from West Des Moines, Iowa, and Mancheno, a freshman from Jacksonville, Fla., had tied at 7-under 281. It was the first NCAA individual title for Augusta, which won the 2010 and 2011 NCAA team titles. That 2011 team title for the Jaguars also occurred at Karsten Creek. Everett came into the NCAAs at No. 153 in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings. He shot 70-70-70-71, the only player to break par in every round (scores).

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Number of the top four Americans in the Rolex Rankings who will be paired together Thursday in the first round of the U.S. Women’s Open at Shoal Creek (Ala.) Club. No. 3 Lexi Thompson, No. 10 Jessica Korda and No. 18 Michelle Wie will play in the 7:46 a.m. CDT time on No. 10 (tee times).

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Number of times that Tiger Woods has won the PGA Tour’s Memorial Tournament. Woods, the 1999, 2000, ’01, ’09 and ’12 champion, returns this week to Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio, for the first time since 2015 (tee times).

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Position in the Official World Golf Ranking for Italy’s Francesco Molinari, an improvement of 12 spots, after his victory Sunday in the BMW PGA Championship on the European Tour (ranking).


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