NORMAN, Okla.–The No. 4 Oklahoma men’s golf team sits in a tie for seventh place after the opening round of the Nike Golf Collegiate Invitational with a 280 (-4). The three-day, 54-hole tournament is being played at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Course in Portland, Ore., and round one took place at the venue’s par-71, 6,834-yard Ghost Creek Course.
At 15 under par, No. 9 Wake Forest leads the competitive field, which features 11 teams ranked in the Golfweek/Sagarin top 50, including six in the top 10. Sitting three strokes behind in a tie for second place are No. 7 Stanford and No. 38 USC. No. 8 Georgia holds fourth place with a 276 (-8), and No. 10 Duke and TCU share fifth at 5 under par.
Junior Max McGreevy paces the Sooners after shooting a 68 (-3) on the day, placing him in a tie for ninth place. McGreevy pocketed an eagle and three birdies during the first round.
Also in the top 20 for the Sooners is sophomore Rylee Reinertson, who shares a piece of 17th place. Reinertson overcame early bogies to shoot five birdies and earn a 2-under-par 69 for the round.
Sophomore Grant Hirschman sits in a tie for 32nd place with an even-par 71, recording five birdies. Senior Luke Kwon is tied for 46th after tallying a 1-over 72. After shooting par on the front nine holes, freshman Brad Dalke struggled on the back nine and ended the round at 5 over par.
The second round of the Nike Golf Collegiate Invitational is scheduled to begin Monday on Pumpkin Ridge’s second course, the par-72, 7,015-yard Witch Hollow. The Sooners’ tee times start at 10 a.m. CT from hole No. 1. Live stats will be available at Golfstat.com.
OU women ninth at Tapatio Springs
The University of Oklahoma women’s golf team finished Sunday’s first round of the Jim West Challenge in ninth place. The 13-team event is being played at the par-72, 6,373-yard Tapatio Springs Golf Resort in Boerne, Texas.
The Sooners, who logged a 297 (+9) in Sunday’s round, finished 12 strokes behind No. 7-ranked Kent State and Texas A&M who share the tournament lead at 285 (-3). Florida State and Texas Tech are tied for third place, each recording a 290 (+2).
Oklahoma’s Hannah Wood pocketed four birdies in the opening round en route to a 71 (-1). The sophomore is tied for seventh place individually out of 72 competitors.
OU sophomore Ana Ruiz carded a 73 (+1) on the day and is tied for 17th place, while classmate Valerie Tanguay shares 36th place with a 75 (+3).
Sophomore Rylee Pedigo is tied for 54th place at 78 (+6) and freshman Julienne Soo shares 62nd place, registering an 81 (+9).
OU sophomore Haley Hill is playing as an individual in the event and is unattached from team scoring. Hill shot an 82 (+10) in Sunday’s round and is in 69th place.
Seventh-year OU head coach Veronique Drouin-Luttrell said she sees improvements in her team’s play.
"We did quite a few good things out on the course today, but we have to get better at remembering the little things," Drouin-Luttrell said. "We will make a few adjustments and try to improve on those things over the next two rounds."
The Sooners will tee off for Monday’s second round at 10:40 a.m. CT. Live stats and results are available at BirdieFire.com.
Top Five Teams and OU
T1. Texas A&M 285
T1. Kent State 285
T3. Florida State 290
T3. Texas Tech 290
5. Miami 292
9. Oklahoma 297
Top Five Individuals
1. Maddie Szeryk, Texas A&M 66
T2. Gabby Barker, Texas Tech 69
T2. Dewi Weber, Miami 69
T2. Wad Phaewchimplee, Kent State 69
T5. Kimmy Hill, Texas Tech 70
T5. Daniela Darquea, Miami 70
T7. Hannah Wood 71
T17 Ana Ruiz 73
T36. Valerie Tanguay 75
T54. Rylee Pedigo 78
T62. Julienne Soo 81
*69. Haley Hill 82