Niebrugge fires 62 to grab individual lead, OSU stays fifth in New Haven Regional

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Oklahoma State’s men’s golf team posted a 284 during its second round at the NCAA New Haven Regional on Friday to remain in fifth place at The Course at Yale.

The Cowboys’ 4-over score at the par-70, 6,803-yard layout gave them a 10-over total of 570, putting them three shots behind Vanderbilt and San Diego State for third place. South Florida used a 276 during its second round to get to 557, 3-under par, and nine shots clear of North Carolina State.

OSU’s Jordan Niebrugge vaulted to the top of the leaderboard, firing an 8-under 62 to climb 19 spots into first. The junior stands at 6-under 134 and a shot clear of the field. His 62 broke the course record set by Jon Christian at the 1992 Ben Hogan New Haven Open and also matched the school’s 18-hole scoring record held by Morgan Hoffmann, Hunter Mahan and Jonathan Moore.

"I got off to a really good start and then hung in there all day and kept the momentum," Niebrugge said. "I think I had one putt outside two and a half feet all day. I stayed consistent."

"This is a fun track. I feel like from tee-to-green it’s pretty easy, but the greens make the course difficult. Where they put the pins and the nuance of the greens make it tough. You have to be so precise with your irons."

Niebrugge got started quickly with birdies at Nos. 1, 2 and 4. He added his fourth birdie of the day at the sixth before posting three pars in a row to turn at 4-under 30. After birdies at the 10th and 11th, Niebrugge reeled off four pars in a row before posting his seventh and eighth birdies of the day at the 16th and 17th.

Sophomore Zachary Olsen posted a 74 to get in with a 144 total and tied for 29th place.

Sophomore Wyndham Clark also turned in a 74 to stand in a tie for 36th place at 146.

Freshman Kristoffer Ventura’s 76 tied him for 46th place at 148, while redshirt freshman Brendon Jelley signed for a 74 to come in a stroke back at 149 and tied for 50th place.

The Cowboys will begin their final round tomorrow at 7:50 a.m. (EST) and will be grouped with Vanderbilt and Iowa. The top five teams advance to the NCAA Championship May 29-June 3 at the Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Fla. The Cowboys are three strokes out of third place but also just one stroke ahead of sixth-place Iowa.

1    South Florida        276    557
2    Rigel Fernandes (2)        71    135
T8    Claudio Correa (3)        67    140
T12    Ryan Fricker (4)        70    141
T21    Chase Koepka (1)        70    143
T31    Trey Valentine (5)        69    145

2    North Carolina State        277    566
T5    Carter Page (2)        68    139
T8    David Cooke (1)        67    140
T12    James Chapman (4)        70    141
T36    Stanhope Johnson (3)        72    146
74    Colby Lyles (5)        77    156

T3    San Diego State        283    567
T8    Xander Schauffele (1)        70    140
T12    Riccardo Michelini (5)        71    141
T21    PJ Samiere (3)        72    143
T31    Nahum Mendoza III (4)        70    145
T36    Ryann Ree (2)        73    146

T3    Vanderbilt        282    567
3    Matthias Schwab (2)        67    136
T12    Hunter Stewart (1)        71    141
T21    Theo Humphrey (3)        71    143
T46    Zack Jaworski (4)        73    148
T50    Carson Jacobs (5)        75    149

5    Oklahoma State        284    570
1    Jordan Niebrugge (1)        62    134
T29    Zachary Olsen (2)        74    144
T36    Wyndham Clark (5)        74    146
T46    Kristoffer Ventura (4)        76    148
T50    Brendon Jelley (3)        74    149

6    Iowa        280    571
T8    Carson Schaake (1)        68    140
T21    Brian Bullington (3)        70    143
T21    Raymond Knoll (4)        68    143
T36    Ian Vandersee (2)        75    146
T62    Sam Meuret (5)        74    151

T7    Ohio State        291    573
T12    Clark Engle (1)        73    141
T17    Addison Coll (5)        70    142
T31    Tee-k Kelly (2)        73    145
T36    Boo Timko (4)        75    146
T46    Grant Weaver (3)        77    148

T7    North Texas        282    573
T17    Jason Roets (3)        70    142
T21    Juan Munoz (1)        70    143
T36    Michael Cotton (2)        72    146
T50    Alejandro Villasana (5)        70    149
T58    Cory Churchman (4)        78    150

9    Troy        289    578
T5    Tolver Dozier (5)        69    139
T17    Jake Tucker (1)        71    142
T50    Jared Bettcher (3)        73    149
T64    Clay Vannoy (4)        76    152
T71    Luke Moser (2)        82    154

10    LSU        287    581
T21    Stewart Jolly (1)        69    143
T36    Benjamin Taylor (2)        73    146
T36    Eric Ricard (4)        72    146
T36    Brandon Pierce (5)        73    146
T64    Zach Wright (3)        78    152

11    College of Charleston        285    588
T29    William Rainey (5)        68    144
T36    John Jonas (2)        71    146
T50    Zach Munroe (1)        72    149
T50    Josh Lorenzetti (4)        74    149
T67    Anthony Gabriele (3)        74    153

12    Arkansas        289    590
T17    Kolton Crawford (1)        72    142
T46    Alvaro Ortiz (2)        71    148
T50    Alec Tahy (5)        71    149
T62    Gonzalo Rubio (4)        75    151
T71    Zach Coats (3)        75    154

13    Robert Morris – PA        292    597
T31    Dan Maier (5)        70    145
T58    Santiago Mejia (2)        74    150
T58    Matt Gurska (4)        73    150
T64    Garrett Browning (3)        75    152
73    Ryan Prokay (1)        77    155

14    St. Peter’s University        294    601
T31    Eric Edmunds (1)        69    145
T58    Brandon Molson (5)        75    150
T67    Brian Grubbs (2)        75    153
T67    Nicholas Dilio (3)        75    153
75    Dominic Diaz (4)

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