Cowboys in seventh, need final-round rally to advance to NCAA Championship
LAS VEGAS – Oklahoma State’s men’s golf team posted a 275 during its second round at the NCAA Las Vegas Regional on Tuesday to stand in seventh place through 36 holes at Bear’s Best.
After enduring a three-hour lightning delay, the Cowboys returned to the course to finish off their 13-under tally to stand at 551 and four shots behind East Tennessee State at the par-72, 7,217-yard layout. The Cowboys are five shots behind Northwestern for the fifth and final spot that will advance to the NCAA Championship. Stanford moved into the top spot in the team race with its 534 total, while Arizona State is second at 538 and Virginia is third with its 543 total. San Francisco (545) and Northwestern (546) rounded out the top five.
Stanford’s Ethan Ng and USF’s Matthew Anderson both reached 14-under and share the individual lead at 130.
Fifth year Rasmus Neergaard-Petersen finished the day in 19th place after carding a 69 for a 137 total. After opening with three consecutive birdies, he offset a pair of bogeys with an eagle at the 17th to post a 3-under 33 on his opening nine. Neergaard-Petersen came home in even-par 36.
Junior Jonas Baumgartner improved his position by nine spots with a 4-under 68 moving him into a tie for 24th place at 138.
Junior Bo Jin moved into a tie for 37th place at 140 after signing for a 69 on Tuesday. Jin’s round included seven birdies and an eagle.
Senior Hazen Newman finished the day tied for 44th place after posting a 75 to stand at 142.
Fifth year Leo Oyo fired a 3-under 69 to move into a tie for 51st place at 1-under 143.
The Cowboys will get their final round underway tomorrow at 8:25 a.m. (PST) and will be looking to secure one of the five advancing spots to the NCAA Championship at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona. The finals are slated for May 26-31.
2. Arizona State—262-276=538
4. San Francisco—277-268=545
6. East Tennessee State—272-275=547
7. Oklahoma State—276-275=551
T1. Matthew Anderson, USF—66-64=130
T1. Ethan Ng, Stanford—64-66=130
T19. Rasmus Neergaard-Petersen, OSU—68-69=137
T24. Jonas Baumgartner, OSU—70-68=138
T37. Bo JIn, OSU—71-69=140
T44. Hazen Newman, OSU—67-75=142
T51. Leo Oyo, OSU—74-69=143