Sooners sixth, TU seventh in UTSA/Oak Hills Invitational

After two rounds at the UTSA/Oak Hills Invitational in San Antonio, Texas, the No. 16 Oklahoma men’s golf team sits in sixth place with a 17-over-par 585 while the University of Tulsa is a spot back in seventh place. The 54-hole, two-day event is being played at the 6,765-yard, par-71 Oak Hills Country Club.

For the first 18 holes, the Sooners tallied a 295 (+11) before adding a 6-over 290 in the afternoon round to close the day just one stroke out of fifth place.

"Today wasn’t the day we were looking for as a team," sixth-year OU head coach Ryan Hybl said. "We looked out of sorts all day long and it has to get better tomorrow. Luckily, we have 18 more holes to make up some ground."

Tenth-ranked Baylor paces the 15-team field with a 572 (+4), while host school UTSA holds second with a 9-over 577. Sam Houston State and Houston Baptist are tied for third at 14 over par, and Wichita State rounds out the top five with a 584 (+16). Houston Baptist’s Preston Stanley, Baylor’s Kyle Jones and Sam Houston State’s Logan Boatner are tied for the individual lead at 4 under par.

Leading the Sooners were senior Michael Gellerman and sophomore Max McGreevy, who share 14th place with scores of 144 (+2). Gellerman opened the tournament with a 2-over 73, followed by a second-round 71.

After shooting a 4-over-75 in the first round, McGreevy responded with a team-low 69 to close the day. McGreevy pocketed five birdies in the second round, including three consecutive on holes No. 7, 8 and 9.

With a 3-over 145, Grant Hirschman is tied for 19th place. Hirschman tallied scores of 71 (E) and 74 (+3) in the first and second rounds, respectively.

Senior Charlie Saxon, who is making his season debut following an injury that kept him out of competition in the fall, shot a pair of 5-over 76s to tie for 55th at 10 over par. Junior Beau Titsworth shares 71st with a 156 (+14) after shooting a 77 (+6) and 79 (+8).

Playing as an individual, junior Luke Kwon fired a 1-over 143 to tie for ninth place. Kwon recorded rounds of 70 (-1) and 73 (+2) on the day.

The Sooners will tee off for the final round beginning at 8:15 a.m. CT from hole No. 1. Live results will be available on BirdieFire.com.

Tulsa carded rounds of 289 and 297 for a 586 total. Senior Matt Mabrey is in 14th place after a two-round score of

Tulsa had the second-best opening round of the tournament with a 5-over par 289, just five strokes behind Baylor’s even-par score of 284. Tulsa’s first round scores included an even-par 71 from Colton Staggs, scores of 72 from Francisco Yanez and Mabrey and a round of 73 from Sebastian Smith.

The second round of the day was not as productive.  Mabrey turned in an even-par 71 while Staggs shot 75 and is in 23rd place.
 
TEAM RESULTS
1.      Baylor                                284-288=572
2.      UTSA                                290-287=577
T3.   Sam Houston State             296-286=582
T3.   Houston Baptist                 295-287=582
5.      Wichita State                     293-291=584  
6.      Oklahoma                          295-290=585
7.      Tulsa                                  289-297=586

8.      North Texas                      298-290=588
9.      Texas State                        296-294=590
10.    UL-Lafayette                     298-294=592
11.    Denver                               295-296=593
12.    Central Arkansas                306-290=596
13.    Rice                                   296-303=599
14.    LA Tech                            308-293=601
15.    Northern Colorado             307-303=610
 
 
TULSA INDIVIDUALS
T14. Matt Mabrey                      72-71=144
T23. Colton Staggs                     71-75=146
T38. Francisco Yanez                 72-77=149
T55. Sebastian Smith                  73-79=152
T60. Matthew Marquez              79-74=153
 
 
TOP-5 INDIVIDUALS
T1.   Preston Stanley, HBU        66-72=138 (-4)
T1.   Kyle Jones, Baylor             71-67=138 (-4)
T1.   Logan Boatner, SHSU        72-66=138 (-4)
4.      Patrick Frodigh, Denver     71-69=140 (-2)
5.      Reed Stegall, UTSA            72-69=141 (-1)
 

 

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