Cowboys fifth, Sooners eighth after first round at Maridoe Collegiate Invite

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CARROLLTON, Texas – Oklahoma State’s men’s golf team posted a 304 during its first round at the Maridoe Collegiate Invitational on Sunday to stand alone in fifth place at Maridoe Golf Club. The second-ranked Oklahoma Sooners struggled to a share of eighth place after shooting 23-over 311.

The Cowboys’ 16-over day put them one shot off the pace of Texas for the fourth position at the par-72, 7,521-yard layout. Baylor grabbed the lead through 18 holes with its 11-over 299, while North Texas was a stroke back at 300. Pepperdine was third at 302.

A handful of individuals were unable to complete their rounds due to darkness.

Junior Austin Eckroat led the starting five, posting a 75 to finish the day tied for 13th place. Eckroat opened with four consecutive pars before carding a pair of double bogeys at the fifth and sixth. He would settle in with two more pars and a birdie at the ninth before putting together an inward side which consisted of nine pars.

Sophomore Rasmus Neergaard-Petersen and freshman Bo Jin each signed for opening 76s to stand in a tie for 22nd place.

Freshman Brian Stark opened with a 77 to end play tied for 29th place, while sophomore Eugenio Chacarra posted a 79 to come in tied for 41st place.

A pair of Cowboy freshmen are competing at the event individually. Jonas Baumgartner posted a 1-over 73 to stand in a tie for seventh place, while Dillon Stewart’s 79 tied him for 41st place.

The Cowboys will begin their second round Monday  at 9 a.m. and will be grouped with Oklahoma, Texas Tech and Kansas. Live scoring is available at golfstat.com.

With 36 holes of golf left, Oklahoma sits seven strokes outside of the top five and will have a chance to move up the leaderboard with a strong round on Monday.

Redshirt senior Thomas Johnson went to Maridoe as an individual competitor, firing a team-low 73 (+1) to grab a piece of seventh heading into Monday. Freshman Ben Lorenz made his Oklahoma debut as an individual but wasn’t able to finish his round before play was stopped due to darkness. The freshman was 2-over thru 16 when play was stopped and is tied for 10th.

Logan McAllister paced the Sooners on Sunday afternoon, carding a 4-over 76. The junior collected four birdies on day one and is tied for 22nd heading into Monday, just three strokes outside of the top 10. McAllister has had a breakout fall for Oklahoma, claiming medalist honors at the Big 12 Colonial Preview in September and amassing a perfect 5-0 record at the Big 12 Match Play Championship.

Two strokes off McAllister was Jonathan Brightwell, who shot a 78. He shares 33rd with teammate Riley Casey, who is making his first appearance in the Oklahoma lineup since 2018.

Rounding out the Sooners’ lineup were Quade Cummins and Patrick Welch who both carded 79s to hold shares of 41st.

The Sooners will resume play on Monday morning from 9 a.m. to 9:40 a.m. in the second round of the event.

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