2018 Tournament Participant Profile

Blaine Hale Oklahoma


Lowest 18-hole score: 64, Nike Golf Collegiate Invitational (fall 2017)
Lowest 54-hole score: 202, Ka’anapali Collegiate Invitational (fall 2016)
Top-10 finishes: 11, last: first at Gopher Invitational (fall 2018)
Top-20 finishes: 15, last: first at Gopher Invitational (fall 2018)
Best finish: First at Gopher Invitational (fall 2018)

AS A JUNIOR (2017-18):
Competed in twelve team events … Carded a career-low 64 (-7) in the first round of the Nike Collegiate Invitational and finished the tournament tied for seventh place at 205 (-8) … Recorded five top-10 finishes … Shot a 54-hole score of 208 (-5) at The Goodwin to finish tied for seventh … Tied for 12th place at 209 (-4) at the ASU Thunderbird Invitational … Recorded OU’s lowest score in the final round of the Big 12 Championship with an even-par 72 … Finished fourth at The NCAA Norman Regional shooting a 54-hole score of 209 (-7) … Division I PING All-America honorable mention selection … All-Region selection by the GCAA … Finished with career-best 71.69 stroke average.

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.