Sooners struggle in first round of Nike Collegiate Invitational at Colonial

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The No. 2 Oklahoma men’s golf team opened the Nike Collegiate Invitational by posting a 289 (+9) in the first round on Sunday. The three-day, 54-hole tournament is taking place at the par-70, 7,204-yard Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas.

The Sooners are in 11th place with 36 holes remaining. Vanderbilt leads the field with a 281 (+1) during the first round, followed by Clemson and Wake Forest tied for second at 282 (+2). Texas is in fourth place with a team total of 283 (+3), while Oregon and Duke share fifth place at 285 (+5).

Eight of the 15 teams competing at this week’s Nike Collegiate Invitational.

OU was led by junior Garett Reband with an even-par 70. The Fort Worth, Texas, native picked up two birdies during his round on Sunday.

Senior Blaine Hale holds a share of 27th place with a 72 (+2) during the first round. Hale closed his day on a strong note with three birdies over his final five holes to move up the individual leaderboard.

Senior Brad Dalke is tied for 37th, posting a 73 (+3) in the opening round. Redshirt junior Quade Cummins carded a 74 (+4) and is tied for 47th place.

Junior Riley Casey posted a 77 (+7) on Sunday and is tied for 61st heading into the second round.

OU begins its second round Monday at 8:30 a.m. CT from hole No. 10. The Sooners are paired with Georgia and host TCU.

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