STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) - Oklahoma State freshman Austin Eckroat made a 6-foot birdie on the final hole Tuesday morning for a decisive victory, and then won the match that sent the Cowboys in the title match on their home course in the NCAA men's golf championship.
Oklahoma State faces Alabama, which swept its five matches to beat Duke in the other semifinal at Karsten Creek Golf Club.
The Cowboys will be going for their first NCAA title since 2006, and their first since the NCAA switched to match play for the team title in 2009. They have been runner-up twice since then.
Alabama is going for its third NCAA title in the last six years. The Tide beat Oklahoma State in the finals of the 2014 NCAAs.
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