Cowboys remain four strokes back of SMU at Erin Hills

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ERIN, Wis. — Oklahoma State’s men’s golf team posted a 290 during the second round of play at the Erin Hills Intercollegiate on Monday to maintain its second-place position on the leaderboard at Erin Hills Golf Course.

With their 2-over score, the Cowboys stand at 4-under 572 through 36 holes at the par-72, 7,236-yard layout. SMU posted a 288 to stand at 8-under 568, while UCLA moved under par with its 286 to remain in third place at 1-under 575.

UCLA’s Jonathan Garrick followed an opening 68 with a 69 to stand at 7-under 137 and two shots clear of the field in the individual race.

OSU’s low round of the day came courtesy of junior Wyndham Clark, who fired a 68 to climb into a tie for third place at 140. Clark went out with a bogey-free 2-under 34 that featured birdies at the second and sixth holes. After carding his lone bogey of the day at the 12th, Clark reeled off three consecutive birdies at Nos. 14-16 to get to 4-under for the day.

Joining his teammate at 140 was senior Jordan Niebrugge. After posting a 69 on Sunday to open play, he carded a 71 during his second round to move to 4-under par.

Sophomore Kristoffer Ventura posted a 74 to stand at 143 and tied for 12th place, while sophomore Brendon Jelley came in tied for 29th after his 77 gave him a 149 tally.

Sophomore Sam Stevens also turned in a 77 to finish at 153 and tied for 50th place.

Competing individually, sophomore Stratton Nolen signed for his second consecutive 71 to move into a tie for ninth place at 142.

OSU will begin its final round tomorrow morning at 9:20 and will be grouped with SMU and UCLA. Live scoring for the event is available at golfstat.com.

A pair of Cowboys are also competing this week at The Firestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio.

Freshman Zach Bauchou and redshirt freshman Hayden Wood each wrapped up the day inside the top 10. Bauchou posted scores of 71 and 69 to finish tied for fourth, while Wood’s rounds of 69 and 72 tied him for seventh place.

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