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Reinertson wins match, helps OU to NCAA match-play final

Oklahoma junior Rylee Reinertson walks on the green of the 17th hole at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Ill. on May 30, 2017 (Golf Channel)

The NCAA Division One men's golf championship taking place Tuesday in the semifinal round.

"The junior from Gibbon, Neb., has two putts to send Oklahoma to Wednesday's championship match," called Steve Burkowski, the Golf Channel's college insider as Rylee Reinertson stood over a potential match-closing putt.

Reinertson had two chances but only needed to attempt one putt to close out the match 3&1. After his opponent, Michael Feagles, lipped his bogey putt out on the 17th, he conceded the bogey to Reinertson who clinched the Sooner victory, 3-1-1 over Illinois.

Surprising how he got there, at least early on. Reinertson was two down thru four after losing the second, third, and fourth holes. The damage could have been even more difficult had Reinertson not won the first hole.

But he was all–square three holes later after a birdie on the par–5 7th. He even had a birdie on the par–4 10th, the only one of the match between Oklahoma and Illinois.

Reinertson went on a three-hole tear of his own, winning 9-11 to go three up.

It's Oklahoma and Oregon for the men's championship tomorrow from 3–7 p.m. CT on the Golf Channel.

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