OU Men’s Golf Tied for Second at Season Opener

The Oklahoma men’s golf team opened the 2013-14 season Sunday at the Golfweek Conference Challenge in Burlington, Iowa. Through 18 holes, the Sooners sit in a tie for second place after shooting a 290 (+2) at the 7,301-yard, par-72 Spirit Hollow Golf Course. 

OU, which is ranked No. 19 in the preseason Golfweek/Sagarin rankings, shares second place with No. 14 New Mexico. The Sooners trail Houston by one stroke and lead fourth-place Virginia Tech by two shots and fifth-place Jacksonville State by three strokes.
 
The three-day, 54-hole event features 15 teams from 15 different conferences. Following a rain delay that suspended play for 30 minutes early in the round, OU teed off from hole No. 1.
 
"I am proud of our guys and what we showed today," OU head coach Ryan Hybl said. "I was disappointed in how we finished the round, but overall, I think we played pretty well. Hopefully we can get back in that same position tomorrow and finish better."
 
Senior Michael Schoolcraft and junior Charlie Saxon led the Sooners through the first 18 holes, both recording an even-par score of 72, good for 11th place out of 75 competitors. Saxon registered four birdies in the round, while Schoolcraft pocketed three. The pair sits three strokes off leader Tyler Merkel of Ball State.
 
A trio of Sooners, including junior Michael Gellerman, sophomore Beau Titsworth and freshman Max McGreevy, is tied for 18th place after each shooting a 1-over-par 73 on Sunday.
 
Gellerman started the day strong, shooting par through the front nine and pocketing birdies on holes No. 10 and No. 11 before bogeying three of the last four holes.
 
Titsworth and McGreevy both finished with four birdies on the day. Titsworth opened the round with a triple bogey on the par-4 first hole but rebounded to birdie the second, fourth, eighth and 12th holes.
 
The second round of the Golfweek Conference Challenge is slated for 9 a.m. Monday, with tee times from holes No. 1 and No. 10. The final 18 holes are scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday with a shotgun start. Live scoring for the tournament will be available at GolfStat.com.
 

Golfweek Conference Challenge
Spirit Hollow Golf Course
Burlingame, Iowa

  Houston    289    E    +1
Roman Robledo (1)    71    E (0)    -1
Blair Hamilton (2)    72    E (0)    E
Curtis Reed (3)    73    E (0)    +1
Wesley McClain (5)    73    E (0)    +1
James Ross (4)    76    E (0)    +4

Oklahoma    290    E    +2
Charlie Saxon (2)    72    E (0)    E
Michael Schoolcraft (5)    72    E (0)    E
Michael Gellerman (1)    73    E (0)    +1
Beau Titsworth (3)    73    E (0)    +1
Max McGreevy (4)    73    E (0)    +1

New Mexico    290    E    +2
Victor Perez (2)    70    E (0)    -2
Gavin Green (1)    71    E (0)    -1
Sean Romero (3)    74    E (0)    +2
Joseph Abella (4)    75    E (0)    +3
Andrej Bevins (5)    75    E (0)    +3

Virginia Tech    292    E    +4
Trevor Cone (3)    72    E (0)    E
Scott Vincent (1)    73    E (0)    +1
Maclain Huge (4)    73    E (0)    +1
Bryce Chalkley (2)    74    E (0)    +2
Drew Johnson (5)    76    E (0)    +4

Jacksonville St.    293    E    +5
Pablo Torres (3)    71    E (0)    -1
Tomasz Anderson (1)    73    E (0)    +1
David Weeks (5)    74    E (0)    +2
Tom Lawton (4)    75    E (0)    +3
Franco Grillo (2)    77    E (0)    +5

Winthrop    295    E    +7
Taylor Dickson (1)    71    E (0)    -1
Zach Seabolt (2)    73    E (0)    +1
Nick Eberhardt (5)    75    E (0)    +3
Sam Whitehead (3)    76    E (0)    +4
Weston Bell (4)    77    E (0)    +5

Central Arkansas    296    E    +8
James Newton (2)    71    E (0)    -1
Richard Farmer (4)    71    E (0)    -1
James Steven (3)    77    E (0)    +5
Jacob Oaks (5)    77    E (0)    +5
Pep Angles (1)    78    E (0)    +6

Arizona    297    E    +9
Alex McMahon (2)    71    E (0)    -1
Erik Oja (1)    72    E (0)    E
Bertrand Mommaerts (3)    74    E (0)    +2
Christian Colegrove (5)    80    E (0)    +8
Brenden Redfern (4)    86    E (0)    +14

Iowa    298    E    +10
Ryan Marks (5)    73    E (0)    +1
Steven Ihm (1)    74    E (0)    +2
Nathan Yankovich (3)    75    E (0)    +3
Raymond Knoll (2)    76    E (0)    +4
Voramate Aussarassakorn (4)    76    E (0)    +4

Florida Gulf Coast    300    E    +12
Blake Biggs (4)    72    E (0)    E
Edward Figueroa (2)    74    E (0)    +2
Matt Cote (1)    75    E (0)    +3
Jack Hernandez (5)    79    E (0)    +7
Jake Sherwin (3)    81    E (0)    +9

LSU    300    E    +12
Stewart Jolly (1)    72    E (0)    E
Curtis Thompson (3)    75    E (0)    +3
Brandon Pierce (5)    76    E (0)    +4
Smylie Kaufman (2)    77    E (0)    +5
Zach Wright (4)    83    E (0)    +11

Ball State    303    E    +15
Tyler Merkel (1)    69    E (0)    -3
Keegan McKinney (4)    71    E (0)    -1
James Blackwell (3)    81    E (0)    +9
McCormick Clouser (2)    82    E (0)    +10
Quentyn Carpenter (5)    83    E (0)    +11

Chattanooga    305    E    +17
Brooks Thomas (2)    74    E (0)    +2
Benni Weilguni (4)    76    E (0)    +4
Ewan Scott (3)    77    E (0)    +5
Chris Robb (5)    78    E (0)    +6
Davis Bunn (1)    81    E (0)    +9

Louisiana Tech    306    E    +18
Victor Lange (1)    74    E (0)    +2
Ben Robinson (4)    74    E (0)    +2
Travis Wilmore (3)    78    E (0)    +6
John Lewis Sams (2)    80    E (0)    +8
Chuck Spears (5)    81    E (0)    +9

Texas State    310    E    +22
Stuart Smallwood (2)    75    E (0)    +3
Tyler Thomas (1)    77    E (0)    +5
Justin Newby (3)    77    E (0)    +5
Torbjorn Johansen (5)    81    E (0)    +9
Juan C. Rodriguez (4)    82    E (0)    +10
 

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