Cowboys fourth, Sooners seventh entering final round

TRINITY, Texas – Oklahoma State’s men’s golf team carded a 293 during its third round at the Big 12 Championship on Saturday to move into a tie for fourth place at Whispering Pines Golf Club.

Through 54 holes, the Cowboys have tallied a 23-over total of 887 at the par-72, 7,473-yard layout and are tied with TCU. OSU will enter tomorrow’s final round four shots behind Iowa State and its 883 total for third place. Texas Tech and Texas separated from the field with Tech posting an 866 total to lead the Longhorns by one stroke.

TCU’s Julien Brun fired a 6-under 66 to move into the top spot in the individual race. He holds a three-shot advantage over the field with his 5-under total of 211.

OSU senior Talor Gooch and freshman Zachary Olsen paced the Cowboy starting five, finishing the day tied for 13th place at 221. Gooch carded the squad’s low round of the day with a 71, while Olsen turned in a 75.

Senior Ian Davis joined the duo in the top 20, wrapping up play tied for 19th place at 223 after posting a 77 during his third round.

Sophomore Jordan Niebrugge carded a 73 to stand in a tie for 26th place at 225, while redshirt freshman Wyndham Clark’s 74 tied him for 33rd place at 229.

The Cowboys will begin their final round tomorrow at 7:30 a.m. and will be grouped with TCU and Baylor.

Live scoring for the event is available at

 The No. 15 University of Oklahoma men’s golf team fell to seventh place after the third round of the Big 12 Championship. 

On Saturday, the Sooners tallied a 12-over 300 against the nine-team field, which includes six squads ranked within the top 50 of the latest Golfweek/Sagarin poll. OU, who started the day in fifth place, has a 54-hole total of 893 (+29).

Beau Titsworth, OU’s most consistent player of the tournament, remained in sixth place, one stroke outside the top five. The sophomore carded a 1-over 73 on Saturday, bringing his three-round total to 218 (+2).

With a 223 (+7), senior Michael Schoolcraft is in a tie for 19th place. In the third round, Schoolcraft pocketed four birdies en route to a 4-over 76.

One stroke behind Schoolcraft is Michael Gellerman, who is in a tie for 23rd place with a 224 (+8). On Saturday, Gellerman shot a 5-over-par 77.

In an up-and-down round, freshman Max McGreevy finished with a 2-over 74, his lowest of the event. McGreevy pocketed seven birdies on Saturday, including on the first two holes, but added six bogeys and one double bogey. His total of 228 (+12) has him in 32nd place.

Junior Charlie Saxon recorded an 80 (+8) for the third round, placing him in a tie for 38th with an 18-over 234.

The fourth and final round of the Big 12 Championship is scheduled for Sunday. The Sooners will be paired with Kansas and Kansas State and will tee off from hole No. 1 at 8 a.m. CT. Live stats will be available at


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