Ponte Verde Beach, Fla. –– Brendon Jelley is tied for the lead at 2-under and his Oklahoma State team is in third place overall after the first round of the John Hayt Collegiate Invitational Friday.
Jelley, a sophomore from Jenks, is tied with Phillip Knowles of North Florida, while OSU teammate Zach Bauchou is tied for third after a 1-under 71.
The Tulsa men’s golf team sits in 13th place. The youthful Hurricane squad opened play with a score of 315 on the par-72 Sawgrass Country Club course.
Tulsa redshirt freshman Sam Humphreys finished the day at 75 and in a tie for 18th place to lead the Hurricane. Humphreys went 5-over par with a bogey on the par-4 5th hole, which was his 14th hole of the day, but sank birdie putts on two of his final three holes to close out the round to finish at 3 over.
Freshmen Jack Knoesel and Marc Kepka shot first round scores of 78 and 79, respectively. Knoesel is in a 46th place tie and Kepka is tied for 54th place. Sophomore Francisco Yanez carded a round of 83 for 79th place, and freshman Preston Crawford in in 85th place with a score of 84.
North Florida leads the field after a first round score of 5-over par 293, while Jacksonville is in second place at 299. UNF’s Phillip Knowles and Oklahoma State’s Brendon Jelley are tied for first place after turning in 2-under par rounds of 70 today.
Tournament play continues on Saturday with the final round on Sunday.
1. North Florida 293
2. Jacksonville 299
3. Oklahoma State 300
4. Louisville 301
5. North Texas 302
T6. UCLA 303
T6. Coastal Carolina 303
T8. Tennessee 305
T8. Liberty 305
10. UAB 307
11. East Carolina 310
12. Furman 313
T13. Tulsa 315
T13. Army 315
15. UCF 321
T18. Sam Humphreys 75
T46. Jack Knoesel 78
T54. Marc Kepka 79
T79. Francisco Yanez 83
85. Preston Crawford 84
T1. Phillip Knowles, North Florida 70 (-2)
T1. Brendon Jelley, Oklahoma State 70 (-2)
T3. Zach Bauchou, Oklahoma State 71 (-1)
T3. Raul Pereda, Jacksonville 71 (-1)
T5. Dillon Woods, North Florida 72 (E)
T5. Nicklas Mattner, Tennessee 72 (E)
T5. Sam Uhland, Jacksonville 72 (E)