Goodman, Cowan, Dowell help push OU into lead in Southern Highlands Collegiate

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LAS VEGAS – No. 15 Oklahoma posted the lowest round of the day, a 3-over 291, to move six spots up the leaderboard and into solo first place after 36 holes at the Southern Highlands Collegiate.

Oklahoma (1, -1) will enter Tuesday’s final round with a three-shot lead over No. 1 North Carolina as the Sooners seek their second win of the season. Drew Goodman leads head coach Ryan Hybl‘s team at 4-under and in a tie for third.

The Sooners got off to a fast start after closing Sunday’s first round strong. After OU was 5-over par through three holes yesterday, the Sooners played the first three 2-under par and immediately put themselves back in contention. Goodman birdied four on the front nine, and freshman Ryder Cowan posted nine consecutive pars to make the turn at even-par. As conditions got tougher and the field’s scores rose, Oklahoma remained steady, playing the tough back nine just 4-over to sign for the day’s best round and secure the 36-hole lead.

Goodman (T3, -4) has posted back-to-back 70s (-2) at the par-72 track and trails Missouri’s Jack Lundin (1, -8) and Florida’s Ian Gilligan (2, -6) in the individual race. The event’s medalist is invited to the PGA Tour’s Shriners Children’s Open, held at TPC Summerlin (Las Vegas) in October. Goodman tallied four birdies and a bogey on the front nine before battling to a 1-over mark on the back to card a 70.

Jase Summy (T11, -1) closed with three birdies over his last five holes to get back to even-par on the day and into the red at 1-under for the week. The sophomore from Keller, Texas, shares 11th after day two and looks for the fifth top-10 finish of his career.

Ryder Cowan (T26, +2) and Jaxon Dowell (T26, +2) share 26th at 2-over par after firing 74 (+2) and 75 (+3), respectively.

Ben Lorenz (T46, +5) wrapped up the OU lineup with a 76 (+5).

The Sooners tee off starting at 12:40 p.m. CT with No. 1 North Carolina (2, +2) and No. 16 Texas (T3, +3).

Live scoring will be available on Golf Genius.

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