The No. 4 Oklahoma men’s golf team moved into fourth place on the team leaderboard Friday at The Goodwin. Playing in the morning session, the Sooners carded an even-par 280 during Friday’s second round.
The three-day, 54-hole event is being played at the par-70, 6,758-yard Stanford Golf Course in Stanford, Calif. Sixteen of the 28 teams at the event are ranked in the top-50 of the latest Golfweek/Sagarin rankings.
Host Stanford leads the field through 36 holes at 558 (-2), while No. 5 USC is seven shots back at 565 (+5). No. 9 California holds third place with a two-day 566, followed by OU in fourth at 568. After holding the lead through 18 holes, Washington dropped to fifth place at 569 as the Huskies posted a 291 (+11) in the second round.
The top-four squads on the leaderboard at the end of Friday’s action were the only teams to finish at even-par or better during the second round.
Junior Garett Reband led the Sooners with a 2-under 68 during the second round and moved into a tie for third place with a two-day 2-under 138. The junior is just three shots back of the individual lead, which is held by USC’s Kaito Onishi at 135, heading into Saturday’s final round.
Reband carded his sixth round in the 60s this season and finished with three birdies during Friday’s action. He was just one of 11 players in the field to post a round under par during the second round.
Redshirt junior Quade Cummins and freshman Patrick Welch share 27th place through 36 holes. Welch turned in an even-par 70 and carded three birdies during his round, while Cummins logged a 73.
Senior Brad Dalke recorded a 72 in the second round and holds a share of 60th place with a two-day 147.
Redshirt junior Thomas Johnson moved up the individual leaderboard with an even-par 70 on Friday. Johnson sits in a tie for 70th place through 36 holes at 148.
The Sooners wrap up play at The Goodwin on Saturday and will tee off at 2:55 p.m. CT. OU will be paired with Florida and Washington for the final round.
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