2017 Tournament Participant Profile

Blaine Hale Dallas, Texas


Hometown: Dallas, Texas
High School: Lake Highlands

Lowest 18-hole score: 66, Nike Golf Collegiate Invitational (fall 2016), Ka’anapali Collegiate Classic (twice) (fall 2016)
Lowest 54-hole score: 202, Ka’anapali Collegiate Invitational (fall 2016)
Top-10 finishes: 5, last: tied for tenth place at Gopher Invitational (fall 2017)
Top-20 finishes: 6, last: tied for tenth place at Gopher Invitational (fall 2017)
Best finish: Tied for fourth place at Ka’anapali Collegiate Classic (fall 2016)

AS A SOPHOMORE (2016-17):
Named a 2017 Division I PING All-America honorable mention selection … Competed in 13 team events … Helped the Sooners secure the 2017 national championship by going 2-1 in NCAA Championships match play, earning wins in the semifinal and final matches … Earned two top-five finishes, tying for fourth at the Ka’anapali Collegiate Classic and sharing fifth at the Gopher Invitational, the first top-five placings of his career … Tied for 11th at the NCAA Championships to mark the Sooners’ best individual finish at the national tournament since 2012 … In total, placed in the top 20 four times … Shot a career-low round, 66, three times (Nike Golf Collegiate Invitational first round, Ka’anapali Collegiate Classic second and third rounds) and totaled five rounds in the 60s on the season … Recorded a 72.30 (+1.18) scoring average … Named Big 12 Co-Golfer of the Month in November … Placed on the 2017 Academic All-Big 12 first team.

AS A FRESHMAN (2015-16):
Entered the team lineup at the beginning of the spring season and competed in all eight team events after … Opened his OU career with a tie for sixth place at the UTSA/Oak Hills Invitational, his best finish of the season … Posted two total rounds in the 60s, both in his first two collegiate events … Carded his season-low 54-hole score, 215 (-1), at the Puerto Rico Classic … Recorded a 73.92 (+2.52) scoring average … Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team member … Named to Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

Runner-up at the 2016 W. E. Cole Cotton States Invitational.

Four-year varsity letter … Served as team captain for junior and senior years … Tournament wins include 2014 Bart Granger Memorial, 2014 AJGA David Toms Foundation Classic and 2013 Lanny Wadkins Junior … Four year member of the Jackie Burke Cup … First team Texas UIL 6A All-State senior year… First team Texas UIL 5A All-State sophomore year.

Parents: Blaine and Millye Hale … Sisters: Sallye and Grace … Major: business undecided … Home course: Dallas Athletic Club … Career low round: 64 … Has recorded two holes-in-one.