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High Noon Highlights(3/22): What it takes to be a great wrestler, Viktor Hovland talks competing in the Masters

Welcome to High Noon Highlights, a place to catch up on everything you missed in Oklahoma State Athletics.

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Daton Fix and John Smith talk about what it takes to be a wrestler:

The NCAA Wrestling Tournament got underway in Pittsburgh yesterday. Both John Smith and Daton Fix sat down with the NCAA to talk about what goes into being involved in the sport and how tough it is to compete.

Viktor Hovland talks chance to play at the Masters:

Yesterday Viktor Hovland sat down to speak with the media. Pistols Firing Blog’s Marshall Scott was there and put together a great article about Hovland’s thoughts on playing at Augusta National in a few weeks. He also got some thoughts on the U.S. Amateur race between Hovland and teammate Matthew Wolff.

“I think playing in the U.S. Amateur and even the national championship out here, it’s definitely prepared me to play on a bigger stage,” Hovland said. “I’ve also gotten to play on a couple PGA tour events and you get used to the crowds being around you and TV cameras up in your face. That definitely helps a lot, but there’s nothing given to you. You still gotta preform well.”

After his U.S. Amateur victory, Hovland sat down with OSU coach Alan Bratton and the two laid out Holvand’s schedule and some of his season goals. On of those goals was the be the collegiate player of the year. To track that goal down, Hovland has had to turn down some opportunities to play on the PGA Tour so he could participate in collegiate events. Bratton said Hovland turned down the Valspar Championship this week in Florida to be with his team for the Valspar Collegiate, where Hovland finished fifth.{Pistols Firing}

Hueston Morrill settling into lead-off spot:

Second baseman Hueston Morill is finding his place on the Cowboy baseball team at the top of the lineup. Scott Wright of the Oklahoman talked to Morrill about this and what this year has been like for the freshman.

“Our confidence in the box has been really strong this season,” Morrill said. “We’ve had a good approach throughout the lineup. We’ve got good diversity in there. We still have some work to do, but I think everything’s pretty steady with the bats.”

After Kansas State, the Cowboys will host Reynolds Stadium’s final Bedlam showdown when Oklahoma visits Tuesday.

Morrill didn’t know much about the celebrated Allie P. Reynolds Stadium before he arrived, but he has learned quickly.

“I didn’t have a clue about what Allie P. was until I stepped into the locker room,” Morrill said. “It’s been a fun thing to learn about. This place is awesome.” {The Oklahoman}

That’s your highlights for today. Have a great weekend and we’ll be back on Monday.