After two rounds, the Oklahoma men’s golf team is in eighth place at the Nike Golf Collegiate Invitational with an overall 562 (-10). The three-day, 54-hole tournament is being played at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Course in Portland, Ore., and round two took place at the venue’s par-72, 7,015-yard Witch Hollow Course.
No. 9 Wake Forest remains in first place at 546 (-26) overall against a competitive field, which features 11 teams ranked in the Golfweek/Sagarin top 50, including six in the top 10. No. 38 USC sits in second place and No. 10 Duke is in third, two and four strokes behind the Demon Deacons, respectively. No. 7 Stanford holds fourth place at 552 (-20), and No. 23 Texas rounds out the top five at 559 (-13).
Leading the Sooners for the second consecutive day is junior Max McGreevy. McGreevy shot an even-par 72 Monday, carding five birdies on the day. He remains at 3 under par and holds a share of 23rd place individually.
Sophomore Rylee Reinertson also recorded an even 72 for the round, pocketing two birdies and an eagle. Reinertson sits in a tie for 28th place at 2 under par overall.
Senior Luke Kwon showed improvement in the second round, shooting five birdies and an eagle en route to a 2-under-par 70. Kwon advanced into a share of 35th place with an overall 142 (-1).
After struggling in the first round, freshman Brad Dalke put together an impressive showing in the second. Dalke hit a bogey-free round and tallied two birdies and an eagle to total a career-best round of 68 (-4). He now holds an overall
score of 1 over par and is in a tie for 47th place.
Sophomore Grant Hirschman dropped in the standings Monday into a tie for 52nd. Despite recording three birdies and an eagle on the day, Hirschman could not overcome several bogeys and ended the round at 3 over par.
“We really had a chance today to get it going but just couldn’t quite stay sharp enough all day,” OU head coach Ryan Hybl said. “We made an equivalent of 20 birdies for our four counters, which is great, but only got 6 under out of it. It was good to see Brad play solid today with a bogey-free round. Tomorrow is a big day for us.”
The final round of the Nike Golf Collegiate Invitational is slated for Tuesday on the Witch Hollow Course. The Sooners’ tee times begin at 10 a.m. CT. Live stats will be available on GolfStat.com.
Sooners ninth in Jim West Challenge at Tapatio Springs
The University of Oklahoma women’s golf team remains in ninth place after Monday’s second round of the Jim West Challenge. The tournament, which features four squads in Golfweek’s top 20, is being played at the par-72, 6,373-yard Tapatio Springs Golf Resort in Boerne, Texas.
The Sooners carded a 296 (+8) on the day and sit at 593 (+17) after two rounds. No. 7-ranked Kent State leads the 13-team field at 10 under, while Texas A&M shot a two-round 570 (-6) and sits in second place. Florida State is in third at 572 (-4).
Hannah Wood leads the Sooners, firing a 72 (E) in Monday’s round. The sophomore, who has played all four rounds this season at par-or-better, is tied for 10th place out of 72 competitors at 143 (-1).
Classmate Rylee Pedigo improved by six strokes in the second round, recording an even-par 72. Pedigo shares 40th place with a 150 (+6), while fellow sophomore Ana Ruiz is tied for 34th place. Ruiz logged a 76 (+4) on the day for a two-round 149 (+5).
OU’s Valerie Tanguay registered a 77 (+5) in the round and is tied for 48th place at 152 (+8). After struggling in the opening round, freshman Julienne Soo improved by five strokes and shot a 76 (+4) on Monday. She is tied for 63rd place at 157 (+13).
Oklahoma sophomore Haley Hill is playing as an individual in the tournament and is unattached from team scoring. Hill registered an 84 (+12) on the day and is in 71st place with a 166 (+22).
Seventh-year OU Head Coach Veronique Drouin-Luttrell said she is seeing good improvements from her team and hopes to keep making adjustments for tomorrow’s final round.
“Hannah (Wood) is playing solid. She’s a grinder out there and she figures out a way to make pars and some birdies,” Drouin-Luttrell said. “Rylee (Pedigo) also played well today. She worked on a few things from yesterday and she was able to capitalize. Tomorrow we just need to get off to a fast start and create some positive energy to build on.”
The Sooners will tee off for Tuesday’s final round at 8:30 a.m. CT. Live stats are available at BirdieFire.com.
TOP FIVE TEAMS AND OU
1. Kent State 285-281=566
2. Texas A&M 285-285=570
3. Florida State 290-282=572
4. Texas Tech 290-285=575
5. Miami 292-289=581
9. Oklahoma 297-296=593
TOP FIVE INDIVIDUALS
1. Gabby Barker, Texas Tech 69-68=137
2. Maddie Szeryk, Texas A&M 66-72=138
T3. Kimmy Hill, Texas Tech 70-69=139
T3. Lydia Gumm, Florida State 71-68=139
T5. Matilda Castren, Florida State 73-67=140
T5. Michaela Finn, Kent State 71-69=140
T10. Hannah Wood 71-72=143
T34. Ana Ruiz 72-76=149
T40. Rylee Pedigo 78-72=150
T48. Valerie Tanguay 75-77=152
T63. Julienne Soo 81-76=157
71. Haley Hill 82-84=166