TRINITY, Texas The University of Oklahoma men’s golf team ended first-round play at the Big 12 Championship in second place with a 2-over 290.
Oklahoma State leads the team battle with a 3-under 285 on the par-72, 7,300-yard Whispering Pines Golf Course. Missouri sits third (295), Texas Tech fourth (299) and Iowa State fifth (302).
Justin Fraley fired a 68, his best round as a Sooner, placing him in a tie for second with Oklahoma State’s Tyler Leon. Baylor’s Jeremy Alcorn leads the pair by one stroke.
Fraley counted six birdies and eight pars through his first 14 holes before back-to-back bogeys on 15 and 16 dropped him from the lead.
Anthony Kim finished one stroke behind Fraley in fourth. The sophomore’s 69 was his fourth consecutive round of par or better.
Nick Sheedy counted a 75 to end the first day in a four-way tie for 18th. After beginning his day with a bogey and double bogey, the sophomore hit four birdies over the next seven holes to put him at even par at the end of the front 9.
Phillip Bryan ended in a six-way tie for 38th with a 78. Bryan scored one of four eagles shot today on the par-5 12th. Unfortunately, the freshman had to count a 5-over on the par-3 15th and concluded his round bogey-birdie-double bogey.
Shawn LaFontaine completed the Sooners’ lineup. Hampered by a wrist injury suffered at OU’s last tournament, the junior shot an 80 to end in a five-way tie for 50th.
Oklahoma begins second-round action Saturday, April 30, from the first tee at 8:50 a.m.
Live scoring is available online at GolfStat.com and a full recap will be available on SoonerSports.com shortly following each round’s conclusion.