AUSTIN, Texas – Logan McAllister (-9, 1st) notched the seventh-lowest 36-hole score in Oklahoma history of 133 on Monday to power No. 1 Oklahoma to the 36-hole lead at the George Hannon Collegiate at the University of Texas Golf Club on Monday. McAllister’s rounds of 6-under 65 and 68 paced the Sooners, and the junior’s 65 tied his career-low.
Oklahoma State opened play with a 36-hole total of 563 on Monday to stand alone in third place.
“Really good two rounds today from our guys,” OU head coach Ryan Hybl said. “We got off to an excellent start and put together a solid opening round and then battled in the afternoon to hold onto the lead after a long day.”
The Sooners used 34 birdies and 119 pars to shoot 13-under and hold off No. 9 Texas, who charged in round two on its home course and currently sits two strokes back of Oklahoma entering Tuesday’s final round. OU’s 36-hole score of 555 marks the 11th-best team score after two rounds in Oklahoma history, with a Hybl-led team owning the top-10 spots. As a group, four Sooners sit inside the top 15 on the leaderboard, led by McAllister’s one-shot lead.
“We talk about it all the time, but we really feel like any of our guys can go out and win a tournament any given week,” Hybl said. “It’s something that is really special to have in a golf program, and we’re fortunate to be in the position we are.”
McAllister opened his day with a clean card thru 31 holes, sinking eight birdies without a bogey to sit at 8-under before bogeying No. 6 on the back nine of his second round. The junior is in a position to secure his third-career victory, which would put him third all-time at Oklahoma, behind only Anthony Kim and Grant Hirschman, who tallied five and four wins, respectively.
“When Logan is dialed in and playing really good golf, he can win any golf tournament in the country,” Hybl said. “He missed two greens today on a tough course over 36 holes of play, and he probably would tell you that his score could’ve been even lower.”
McAllister leads Texas’ Pierceson Coody by one stroke, and the two will face off in the tournament’s final group on Tuesday.
Reband (-2, T6) was solid all day for Oklahoma, carding rounds of 69 and 71. His opening round of 69 featured four pars and just one double-bogey to move the redshirt senior up the leaderboard. His even-par 71 in the afternoon closed with a birdie and two bogeys as the York, S.C., product moved into a tie for sixth. He’ll look for back-to-back top-five finishes on Tuesday after finishing second at the Cabo Collegiate.
Cummins’ (-2, T6) opened his day with two birdies and fired a 36-hole score of 140 to join Reband at T6. In his 41st appearance as a Sooner, the redshirt senior notched his 74th and 75th rounds of par or better, placing him just one spot shy of Grant Hirschman’s OU record of 76. He’ll seek the 25th top-20 finish of his career on Tuesday.
Jonathan Brightwell (E, T14) was efficient on the front nine, shooting 6-under on his front nine after starting on No. 10 in both rounds. His back nine evened his card out as the redshirt senior sits in a tie for 14th at even-par entering Tuesday.
Playing as individuals, Thomas Johnson (-2, T6) and Ben Lorenz (+1, T19) represented the Sooners well on Monday. Johnson, a redshirt senior, is the leader among unattached golfers, leading Texas’ Will Thompson by a shot.
Patrick Welch (+9, T61) will look to finish his tournament strong on Tuesday morning.
The first Sooner will tee off at 9:45 on Tuesday, followed by the next group nine minutes later, culminating with the final group putting its tees in the ground at 10:21. No. 1 Oklahoma will square off with No. 9 Texas (-11, 2nd) and No. 10 Oklahoma State (-5, 3rd) to wrap up the event.
The Cowboys finished the day at 5-under par and six shots behind Texas for second place at the par-71, 7,372-yard layout.
Eugenio Chacarra finished the day in sole possession of third place after carding rounds of 67 and 70. During his opening round, Chacarra started on the third hole and carded his first birdie of the day at the sixth. On his inward nine, the sophomore posted four birdies for a 3-under 33 total. His sixth birdie of the round came at the first.
A pair of Cowboys joined their teammate inside the top 10 with sophomore Aman Gupta and freshman Jonas Baumgartner sharing sixth place at 140.
Gupta posted rounds of 68 and 72. His opening round included an eagle at the par-5 14th and a hole-in-one two holes later with a 2-iron at the 251-yard par 3.
Baumgartner followed an opening 71 with a 69 during his afternoon round.
Freshman Bo Jin posted a pair of 73s to stand in a tie for 33rd place at 146, while junior Austin Eckroat carded rounds of 73 and 74 for a 147 total to stand in a tie for 38th place.
Sophomore Rasmus Neergaard-Petersen is competing individually. He posted scores of 73 and 71 to finish the day tied for 24th place at 144.
Live scoring for the event is available at golfstat.com.
3. Oklahoma State—279-284=563
4. Texas Tech—286-282=568
5. New Mexico—291-282=573
1. Logan McAllister, Oklahoma—65-68=133
3. Eugenio Chacarra, OSU—67-70=137
T6. Jonas Baumgartner, OSU—71-69=140
T6. Aman Gupta, OSU—68-72=140
T24. Rasmus Neergaard-Petersen, OSU*—73-71=144
T33. Bo JIn, OSU—73-73=146
T38. Austin Eckroat, OSU—73-74=147