Feb. 14, 2011
NORMAN, Okla. – The University of Oklahoma’s men’s golf team stands tied for third place after Monday’s first and second rounds of the 17-team UTSA Oak Hills Invitational in San Antonio, Texas. The Sooners followed a first-round 281 (-3) with a second-round 283 (-1) and trail first-place Texas Tech by 14 strokes at the 6,765-yard, par-71 Oak Hills Country Club.
OU junior Riley Pumphrey is in second place individually at -7 after recording rounds of 66 and 69. Pumphrey birdied five holes in the first round without a bogey and led the tournament after 18 holes. An eagle on the par-5 10th hole helped Pumphrey record a solid second round.
“We’re proud of how our guys did today,” said OU head coach Ryan Hybl. “It was a long day, but there’s still one more round to play tomorrow.”
Sophomore Abraham Ancer is tied for ninth place at -1 after recording rounds of 70 and 71. Ancer recorded three birdies in the first round and two more in the second.Senior Ryan Sirman is tied for 20th place at +1 with rounds of 72 and 71. Freshman Eduardo Castiello, who registered six birdies on the day, is tied for 34th place at +4 with two rounds of 73.
Sophomore Will Kropp is tied for 69th place at +10. After carding a 9-over 80 in the first round, Kropp rebounded nicely with a 1-over 72 in the second, including an eagle on the par-4 seventh hole.
Junior Ben Klaus, playing as an individual and unattached from team scoring, is tied for third place at -6 with rounds of 70 and 66. His 5-under-par second round tied as the second lowest of the day among the 95 competitors and featured eagles on the par-5 10th and 15th holes.
The UTSA Oak Hills Invitational final round will begin Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. CT. Live scoring will be available at Golfstat.com.