Sooners, Cowboys have ground to make up in NCAA Championship

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CARLSBAD, Calif. – Oklahoma opened the 2024 NCAA Championship by signing for a 13-over 301 to stand tied for 19th after round one at the North Course at the Omni La Costa Resort in Carlsbad, Calif. Oklahoma State shot 303 and is a tie for 21st

The Sooners were led by Jase Summy, who shares 13th after day one. After 54 holes at the championship, the field is cut from 30 to 15 teams, followed by another cut to eight after Monday’s round — Oklahoma is three back of 15th and six back of eighth after Friday’s opening round.

The field is crowded at the championship, with 17 of the field’s 30 teams within 10 shots of eighth place, the pivotal cut line to qualify for match play after Monday’s round.

Summy (T13, E) was sensational for the Sooners in round one and opened with four birdies and no bogeys across his first nine holes after starting on No. 10. His 4-under 32 on the back surged him into first place, but a 4-over 40 on the back (Nos. 1-9) dropped him back to even and in a tie for 13th. His four birdies were the 12th most in the field.

On Friday, true freshman Ryder Cowan (T25, +1) logged the most pars of any golfer (15) at the par-72, 7,358-yard track. His 1-over 73 was highlighted by his lone birdie, buried on the par-5 sixth hole.

Ben Lorenz and Drew Goodman shared 112th at 6-over par, while Luke Kluver (+14) sits in 151st.

No teams posted even-par rounds as Virginia and Arizona share the team lead at 2-over par, while Georgia Tech’s Hiroshi Tai sits atop the leaderboard after carding a 5-under 67.

The Sooners tee off at 9:55 a.m. CT with Virginia and Texas Tech on Saturday.

The Cowboys’ 15-over tally tied them with SMU at the par-72, 7,538-yard layout.
Fifth year Rayhan Thomas and freshman Gaven Lane each carded opening 74s to share 41st place and lead the OSU starting five.
Thomas went out in 2-over par before carding a pair of birdies on his second nine en route to an even-par 36 to finish at 2-over for the day.
Lane posted four birdies on his opening side to turn in 1-under 35 before registering bogeys on three of his final five holes to move over par for the day.
Senior Jonas Baumgartner finished the day tied for 81st place after posting a 76.
Freshman Preston Stout opened with a 79 to come in tied for 125th place, while senior Bo Jin’s opening 80 knotted him for 155th place.
The Cowboys will begin their second round at 12 p.m. (PST) tomorrow and will be grouped with Texas A&M and New Mexico. Live scoring for the event is available at golfstat.com.
Team Scores
T1. Virginia—290
T1. Arizona—290
3. North Carolina—291
4. Georgia Tech—292
T5. Illinois—293
T5. Auburn—293
7. Ohio State—294
8. Florida—295
T9. Texas—296
T9. East Tennessee State—296
T9. Notre Dame—296
T12. Vanderbilt—297
T12. Stanford—297
T12. Baylor—297
T15. Wake Forest—298
T15. Texas A&M—298
T17. Florida State—299
T17. New Mexico—299
T19. LSU—301
T19. Oklahoma—301
T21. SMU—303
T21. Oklahoma State—303
T23. California—304
24. Tennessee—305
T25. Clemson—306
T25. Utah—306
T27. North Florida—307
T27. West Virginia—307
29. Texas Tech—309
30. Purdue—310
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