STILLWATER, Okla. — Top-ranked Oklahoma State claimed the 2018 NCAA Division I men’s golf national championship with a 5-0 victory over Alabama in front of 3,042 fans at Karsten Creek Golf Club on Wednesday.

It is the 11th time that OSU has been crowned national champions and the first time since the tournament’s match-play format began in 2009. The Cowboys are the first No. 1 seed to win the championship since match play was implemented, and the first team to sweep both stroke and match play.

“That was quite a day and I hope everybody liked that,” OSU coach Alan Bratton said. “You get into coaching and you come to play college golf to have a chance to win a national championship. I think that’s why you want to coach to give kids an opportunity like that. Our kids had that today. This day was all about them and all the people that came before them. They’ll never forget how they stepped up on that stage and this will be a big catalyst for all the things they will do in the future. I talked about the goals we had at the start of the week. We had four of them and we got them all.”

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