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OU men's golf: Former Sooners standout Abraham Ancer wins WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational

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Former Sooners golfer Abraham Ancer won the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational in Memphis on Sunday after birdieing the second playoff hole.

The victory is Ancer's first on the PGA Tour and makes him just the fourth Mexican-born golfer with a Tour win. He shot -3 through 18 holes in the fourth and final round and shot -12 for the tournament overall.

After finishing round three in a three-way tie for 11th place, Ancer stormed back to finish the final 18 holes in a three-way tie for first place with American Sam Burns and Japan's Hideki Matsuyama. He was able to overcome his opponents on the second playoff hole by a lone stroke, and Burns and Matsuyama finished tied for second.

Ancer played at Oklahoma from 2010-13, setting school records for the lowest 18-hole and 54-hole scores. He also recently represented Mexico during Olympic competition in Tokyo.

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Mason Young is the OU Daily's sports editor and covers OU football. He was previously assistant sports editor and has covered women's gym, wrestling and former Sooners in the NFL. Email Mason at and follow him on Twitter @Mason_Young_0

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