Sulman Raza poured in a birdie putt on the third hole of sudden death to propel Oregon past Texas at the NCAA golf national championship Wednesday, setting off one of the most boisterous celebrations you’ll ever see on a golf course.
Raza, a junior, beat Longhorns sophomore Taylor Funk, the son of Tour pro Fred Funk.
“I felt like everybody was watching, and I just felt like everything was on my shoulders,” Raza said.
After Raza, who grew up in Eugene, made his putt, he was mobbed by his teammates in a raucous dog pile — or should we say Duck pile?
The title was Oregon’s first golf national championship.
The underdog Ducks entered the finals ranked 20th in the country after having won only one tournament all season.
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