Sooners open eighth amid strong field at The Goodwin

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NORMAN – No. 4 Oklahoma men’s golf wrapped up the first round of The Goodwin in a tie for eighth place after posting an 8-over 288 during Thursday’s opening day of action.

The three-day, 54-hole event is being played at the par-70, 6,758-yard Stanford Golf Course in Stanford, Calif. Sixteen of the 28 teams at the event are ranked in the top-50 of the latest Golfweek/Sagarin rankings.

Washington leads by one stroke after Thursday’s opening round as the Huskies posted 278 during the morning session. Host Stanford is in second place at 279, one of two teams under par through 18 holes.

No. 5 USC and No. 9 California share third place at 286, while Colorado, Oregon and Santa Clara are tied for fifth place at 287. The Sooners are in a three-way tie for eighth with Northwestern and San Francisco heading into Friday’s second round.

Juniors Quade Cummins and Garett Reband led the Sooners during the first round as both players finished at even-par 70. The pair is tied for 11th place individually as Cummins and Reband both logged two birdies on their scorecard during Thursday’s opening round.

Freshman Patrick Welch shares 46th place after 18 holes, carding a 73. Welch started his round with a pair of birdies on the front nine.

In his first appearance in the team lineup this spring, senior Brad Dalke finished with a 75 ┬áduring the opening round. Dalke holds a share of 76th place after Thursday’s action.

Redshirt junior Thomas Johnson is tied for 112th place after recording a 78.

The Sooners will be paired with Stanford and USC for the second round. OU will tee off at 10:25 a.m. CT from hole No. 10.

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