Oct. 9, 2010
NORMAN, Okla. -- The University of Oklahoma men's golf team moved up two spots to a sixth-place tie following its second-round 296 (+8) Saturday at the 15-team Brickyard Collegiate Championship in Macon, Ga.
The Sooners (+13) entered day two of the 54-hole tournament in eighth place after a 5-over-par 293 first round at the 7,175-yard, par-72 Brickyard at Riverside course, but sophomore Will Kropp fired an even-par round Saturday to help OU move past Texas-Arlington and into a tie with North Florida with one round remaining.
Georgia (-5) shot a 4-under 284 Saturday and leads the tournament by nine shots over second-place Florida State and Georgia Tech.
Kropp, in his first year playing at OU after transferring from Georgia, bogeyed four holes on the front nine Saturday before rebounding with two birdies and an eagle on the back side. His eagle on the par-5 12th hole was his second in two tournaments this year.
Kropp jumped up 14 spots on the 83-player leaderboard into a tie for 32nd place at +4.
OU junior Riley Pumphrey played strong for the Sooners as well, carding a 1-over 73 on the day. Pumphrey birdied four holes and leads OU in a tie for 22nd place at +2.
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Senior Ryan Sirman finished the day with a 3-over 75 and is tied for 24th place at +3, while freshman Michael Schoolcraft carded a 4-over 76 and fell to a 32nd-place tie at +4. Sophomore Abraham Ancer finished with a 7-over 79 and is tied for 65th at +11.
OU is just five shots out of fourth place, but with four teams trailing the Sooners by three or fewer strokes, Sooner head coach Ryan Hybl said his team needs to play better Sunday.
"We got off to a poor start and struggled throughout the day," said Hybl of Saturday's round. "We need to get off to a great start tomorrow and be consistently good all day."
Ancer (8:20 a.m. CT) will be the first Sooner to tee off in Sunday's final round. Live scoring is available at Golfstat.com.