ARDMORE, Okla. The University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University golf teams share the lead of the 14th annual Perry Maxwell Invitational after Saturday’s two rounds of play.
Oklahoma (545) shot the day’s low round, 267, to jump from fifth place into a tie for the lead with the Cowboys at 15 under.
Augusta State (546) and Tulsa are tied for third place, one stroke behind the leaders. Georgia (552, -8) is fourth, SMU (556, -4) is sixth, Auburn (557, -3) is seventh, Penn State (566, +6) is eighth, Colorado (573, +13) is ninth, Texas-Arlington (582, +22) is 10th and Oklahoma City (585, +25) is 11th.
The Maxwell is testing a proposed NCAA scoring change for team results. Rather than taking the four lowest combined scores from each individual to compile a team score, the four lowest score per hole are being counted.
Individually, Tulsa’s Mitch Cohlmia leads the event with a 5-under 135. Cohlmia backed up his first-round 69 with a 66, the lowest second round score to surpass Oklahoma’s Anthony Kim and teammate Ryan Henry for first place. Kim’s even-par second round kept him in second at 4 under. Henry is third at 3 under.
OU’s Phillip Bryan (+4) fared much better the second time through, matching his first-round 75 with a 1-under 69, putting him in a tie for 16th when the final round begins.
Nick Sheedy tallied the Sooners’ best second round score, shooting 68, to finish the day in a tie for 22nd at 5 over.
Justin Fraley is in 31st at 6 over and Shawn LaFontaine is 36th at 8 over.
Final round play begins at 8 a.m. Sunday, May 14. Augusta State, Tulsa, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State, respectively, will tee off from hole 1 in 15-minute intervals. The remainder of the field will begin with an 8 a.m. shotgun start in order starting at 2.