Several Oklahoma professionals are in tremendous shape halfway through the first stage qualifying tournaments on the Web.Com Tour, while others have ground to make up over the final 36 holes today and Friday.
The top 32 and ties move on to second stage in the events at Lantana (Texas) Golf Club and The Woodlands near Houston, while the top 31 and ties move on in the event in Nebraska City. All have Oklahoma professionals competing.
At Lantana, Talor Gooch of Choctaw is tied for seventh at 8-under par after rounds of 67-69. Also at 8 under is former Oklahoma State golfer Kevin Dougherty, while Hunter Sparks of Oklahoma City (and Wichita State) is tied for 16th at 7-under.
Former University of Tulsa golfer Stephen Carney and Dillon Rust of Edmond are tied for 44th at 2-under. Greg Mason of Jenks is tied for 60th at 2 over.
At The Woodlands, former Alabama golfer Cory Whitsett leads the way at 11 under. Chris Worrell of Jenks and the University of Tulsa is tied for sixth at 7 under. Former University of Oklahoma golfer Abraham Ancer is tied for 12th at 5 under. Robby Ormand of Austin, Texas, winner of the 2014 Oklahoma Open, is tied for 31st at 2 under.
Also, Cameron Meyers of Edmond shot even par Wednesday and is tied for 40th at 1 under, while James Marchesani, former Oklahoma City University golfer, is tied for 62nd at 4 over. Former Enid resident Lance Combrink is tied for 74th at 11 over.
In Nebraska City, Trent Whitekiller of Sallisaw and Oklahoma State moved into a tie for sixth after a second-round 66, matching the best score of the tournament in that event. He opened with a 75 and is now at 3-under. Another former OSU golfer, Ian Davis of Edmond, is tied for ninth after a second consecutive 1-under 71.
Vilhelm Bogstrand of Edmond, a former Oklahoma Christian golfer, is tied for 42nd after a second-round 73. Logan McCracken bounced back from an opening 82 with a second-round 70 and is tied for 60th, five shots behind the group in 32nd.
Complete results for all qualifying sites are here.