OU Finishes Day One in 15th in Georgia

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Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
MARCH 26, 2010

March 26, 2010

GREENSBORO, Ga. – The Oklahoma men’s golf squad stands 15th after the first round of the 2010 Linger Longer Invitational in Greensboro, Ga.   The Sooners fired a tournament-opening score of 316 (+28) on Friday at the 7,051-yard, par 72 Landing Golf Course at Reynolds Plantation in Greensboro, Ga.

The Sooners were near the top of the leaderboard after nine holes at +4 counting their best four scores, but struggled on the back nine where OU was 19 strokes worse among the fivesome.

Liam Logan paced the Sooners with his 4-over-par 76.  The Fort Worth, Texas, native stands 24th after carding five bogeys against a lone birdie on Friday. 

Two shots back was Tyler Rody in a share of 48th at +6.  Rody made par at his first nine holes, before notching a pair of costly double-bogeys in a five-hole stretch at No. 10 and No. 14.  Rody bogeyed the 15th and 18th holes to finish with a 78. 

Ben Blundell birdied three of his first six holes and was even par through 12 holes before carding a 10 at the par-4 13th.  The Rowlett, Texas, senior bogeyed his next two holes and finished the round with an 8-over-par 80 in a tie for 66th. 

Rounding out the team scoring was Riley Pumphrey (9-over-par 81) and Ben Klaus (10-over-par 82).  Pumphrey had nine-hole scores of 41 and 40, while Klaus struggled on the back side after making the turn at +2. 

Furman and No. 1 Oklahoma State hold the overnight lead at 293 (+5), while Alabama’s Bud Cauley jumped out to a six-shot lead in the medalist race after an 8-under-par 64 on Friday.

Live scoring of Saturday’s second round can be found at www.golfstat.com.

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