Sooners in seventh, need to move up Saturday

After carding a second-round 281 (-7), the 25th-ranked University of Oklahoma men’s golf team is in seventh place heading into Saturday’s final round of the NCAA Tallahassee Regional. The 54-hole tournament, one of six NCAA regionals, is being played at the 6,965-yard, par-72 Golden Eagle Golf and Country Club in Tallahassee, Fla.
 
The Sooners, who are the No. 5 seed in the 13-team tournament, sit at 11 under par through the first 36 holes of competition, 16 strokes behind leader North Florida and just one stroke out of the top five. The low five teams and the low individual not on those five teams will advance to the NCAA Championship finals, slated for May 28-June 2 at the Capital City Club Crabapple Course in Atlanta, Ga.
 
"It was another pretty good day, not great, but we are in the hunt, and that is all we can ask for," OU head coach Ryan Hybl said. "We have a four-team race for two spots, and our boys are ready for the challenge."
 
OU, making its third straight NCAA Regional appearance and 41st overall, teed off from hole No. 10 on Friday. After two rounds, junior Michael Schoolcraft is at 6 under par with a score of 138, good for 12th place out of 75 competitors. On Friday, he shot a 2-under 70 with the help of five birdies.
 
Abraham Ancer shot an even-par second round, bringing his 36-hole total to 139 (-5). The senior is tied for 13th place. 
 
Sophomore Charlie Saxon, who began the day in 55th place, climbed into a tie for 26th after firing a 5-under 67, his career-low round. Saxon pocketed seven birdies on the day, including four straight on holes 18, 1, 2 and 3.
 
With a score of 72 (E) in the second round, freshman Beau Titsworth is at 2 over par for the tournament. Senior Will Kropp sits at 9 over par after scoring a 3-over 75 on Friday.
 
"Charlie played really good golf, and Mike also got it under par, which was good to see," Hybl said. "We have to have everyone in the game tomorrow, and the emotions have to be handled properly because this is an anxious time for everyone."
 
The final round of the NCAA Tallahassee Regional is slated for Saturday. OU will tee off on hole 10 beginning at 7:30 a.m. ET. Live scoring will be available at GolfStat.com.

 

1    North Florida    272    277    549
1    MJ Maguire (3)    65    68    133
T6    Kevin Phelan (1)    68    68    136
T10    Sean Dale (2)    69    68    137
T39    Joey Petronio (4)    73    73    146
T55    Taylor Hancock (5)    70    79    149

2    Washington    276    275    551
T2    Cheng-Tsung Pan (2)    67    67    134
T6    Charlie Hughes (5)    71    65    136
T13    Chris Williams (1)    68    71    139
T26    Trevor Simsby (3)    70    72    142
T47    Jonathan Sanders (4)    73    74    147

3    Florida State    277    276    553
T2    Chase Seiffert (2)    66    68    134
T13    Daniel Berger (1)    70    69    139
T23    Hank Lebioda (3)    71    70    141
T26    Doug Letson (5)    70    72    142
T32    Rowin Caron (4)    74    69    143

4    Oregon    280    282    562
T6    Jonathan Woo (2)    69    67    136
T6    Brandon McIver (5)    69    67    136
T34    Sulman Raza (3)    70    74    144
T47    Rak Cho (1)    73    74    147
T63    Zach Foushee (4)    72    79    151

T5    Georgia Tech    280    284    564
T10    Anders Albertson (1)    66    71    137
T23    Ollie Schniederjans (2)    70    71    141
T26    Bo Andrews (3)    71    71    142
T39    Shun Yat Hak (4)    73    73    146
T39    Seth Reeves (5)    75    71    146

T5    South Florida    280    284    564
T4    Richard James (2)    68    67    135
T13    Chase Koepka (1)    68    71    139
T20    Trey Valentine (3)    69    71    140
T59    Devin Hernandez (5)    75    75    150
T71    Jeffrey Meltzer (4)    77    78    155

7    Oklahoma    284    281    565
12    Michael Schoolcraft (2)    68    70    138
T13    Abraham Ancer (1)    67    72    139
T26    Charlie Saxon (5)    75    67    142
T39    Beau Titsworth (4)    74    72    146
T68    Will Kropp (3)    78    75    153

8    Oregon State    292    285    577
T13    David Fink (1)    70    69    139
T34    Matt Rawitzer (4)    70    74    144
T39    Nick Sherwood (3)    77    69    146
T55    Nick Chianello (2)    76    73    149
T59    Brian Jung (5)    76    74    150

9    Wake Forest    284    296    580
T13    Evan Beck (1)    68    71    139
T39    Davis Womble (3)    72    74    146
T39    Charlie Harrison (5)    70    76    146
T63    Thomas Birdsey (2)    76    75    151
T63    John Varol (4)    74    77    151

10    North Carolina State    289    293    582
T26    Logan Harrell (3)    69    73    142
T37    William Herring (5)    73    72    145
T47    Albin Choi (1)    74    73    147
T55    Carter Page (4)    74    75    149
T63    Mitch Sutton (2)    73    78    151

11    Iowa    299    290    589
T37    Joseph Winslow (2)    72    73    145
T47    Steven Ihm (1)    74    73    147
T52    Ian Vandersee (4)    77    71    148
T59    Brian Bullington (3)    76    74    150
T59    Nathan Yankovich (5)    77    73    150

12    San Diego    299    295    594
T26    Alex Chiarella (5)    72    70    142
T34    Joe Carlson (3)    72    72    144
T68    Grant Forrest (1)    76    77    153
T71    Taylor Schmidt (2)    79    76    155
74    Mathias Dahl (4)    79    77    156

13    Loyola Univ-Maryland    301    300    601
T39    Bart George (1)    73    73    146
T52    Jon Ross (4)    76    72    148
67    Keegan Boone (5)    77    75    152
T71    Brian McCormick (3)    75    80    155
75    Jimmy Dengler (2)    77    81    158
 

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