Nov. 9, 2010
NORMAN, Okla. -- The University of Oklahoma's men's golf team stands in eighth place after Tuesday's second round of the 12-team Gifford Collegiate Championship in San Martin, Calif. The Sooners shot a 369 (+14) on the day, 10 strokes better than their first-round performance.
Despite its improved score, OU slipped from seventh place to eighth with one round remaining. Defending Gifford Collegiate champion Stanford (+6) moved into first place after shooting a 7-under 348 Tuesday, while host UCLA (+17) dropped to second place. Southern California (+19) is in third.
"We need to get off to a good start tomorrow and make some birdies when we have a chance," said OU head coach Ryan Hybl of Wednesday's final round. "We need some guys to step up and shoot under par."
Sophomores Abraham Ancer and Will Kropp led the Sooners in Tuesday's second round at the 7,169-yard, par-71 CordeValle Resort as each shot a 2-over 73. Their performances were a nice rebound from Monday when each carded a 5-over 76. The pair is tied for 31st place.
Senior Ryan Sirman, who is also tied for 31st, shot a 3-over 74 Tuesday. Included in his round was an eagle on the par-4 eighth hole.
Junior Riley Pumphrey, who, like Sirman, shot a 74 Tuesday, is tied for 38th individually. He shot a 5-over 40 on his first nine Tuesday, before bouncing back with a 2-under 34 on his second nine. He is at +8 through two days.
Freshman Michael Schoolcraft recorded a 4-over 75 Tuesday and is tied for 56th at +11.
Senior Liam Logan finished at 5-over, repeating his score from day one. Logan is tied for 48th at +10.
A six-count-five scoring format (the best five scorers from each school's six participants are counted each round) is being utilized for the 54-hole tournament.
The Gifford Collegiate Championship's third and final round starts Wednesday at 2 p.m. CT. Live scoring is available at Golfstat.com.