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Sulman Raza gives Oregon its first golf title as Ducks clip Horns

EUGENE, Ore. -- Sulman Raza made a 7-foot birdie putt on the third extra hole to outlast Taylor Funk and give Oregon its first NCAA golf title, 3-2 over short-handed Texas on Wednesday.

A junior from Eugene, Raza rallied in regulation at Eugene Country Club and finished off Funk, the son of PGA Tour Champions player Fred Funk, and the Longhorns with the birdie on the par-4 10th on the 21st hole. Raza also scored the deciding point in the Ducks' 3-2 semifinal victory over Illinois on Tuesday.

Spotted a 1-0 lead when Texas star Beau Hossler withdrew against Zach Foushee because of a left shoulder injury, Oregon became the first host school to win since Oklahoma in 1989 at Oak Tree. Hossler was unable to play after fighting through pain Tuesday to score the winning point in the Longhorns' 4-1 semifinal victory over Southern California.

Edwin Yi also won for Oregon, beating Gavin Hall 4 and 3 in the first match. The Ducks entered the tournament 26th in the NCAA ranking and were the No. 6 seed in match play.

Scottie Scheffler and Doug Ghim won for Texas. Scheffler beat individual champion Aaron Wise 4 and 3, and Ghim beat Thomas Lim 2 and 1.

Set to turn pro, Wise became the first individual champion to also play on the team winner since Kevin Chappell at UCLA in 2008, the year before the switch to match play.

Top-ranked Texas missed a chance to become the first No. 1 seed to win since the format changed to match play. Texas won the last of its three titles in 2012 at Riviera when Jordan Spieth was a freshman.

Spieth weighed in Wednesday via Twitter.

Raja tied Funk with a par on the par-4 17th, and they halved the par-4 18th with pars. On 18, Funk made a 5-footer to extend the match after Raja two-putted from 35 feet. On the 10th on the first extra hole, Raza's 6-foot birdie try for the victory slid right, and Funk made a 3 1/2-footer for par to extend the match. On the 18th on the second extra hole, Funk had a chance to win, but missed a 10-foot birdie try.

Funk took the lead with a 7-foot birdie putt on the par-5 15th. The sophomore escaped with a halve on the par-3 16th, getting up-and-down for bogey from the drop zone after hitting into the water.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.