TRINITY, Texas Sooners Justin Fraley and Anthony Kim lead the field after the conclusion of today’s second round of the Big 12 Championship at Whispering Pines Golf Course.
Fraley and Kim are tied for first at 4 under. The duo leads Kansas State’s Matt VanCleve by one stroke on the par-72, 7,300-yard course. Kim and VanCleve shared low round honors, each firing a 71.
The top of the team leaderboard remained identical with Oklahoma State leading at 5 over. The Cowboys shot the day’s best round, an 8-over 296. Oklahoma is second, seven strokes back, and Missouri is third, four behind the Sooners.
Fraley matched his season’s best round of 68 on Friday with an even-par 72 today. The junior from Rowlett, Texas, had to battle all day after hitting a double bogey on 2. Fraley answered that mistake with a birdie on 4 and countered a bogey on 15 with another birdie on 16. He finished birdie-par to even his second-round score.
Kim, winner of the OU’s most recent tournamentthe inaugural Texas A&M Invitational, shot his fifth consecutive round of par or better Saturday. Kim struggled through the front nine, counting two bogeys, but struck three birds on the back nine to share the lead with his teammate.
Nick Sheedy continued the Sooners’ impressive play, finishing round two with a 6-over 78, good for 22nd. The sophomore clinged to the top 15 before bogeying the 18th.
Unlike Friday’s sunny skies and 80-degree weather, Saturday’s conditions were anything but ideal.
The start was delayed 1 hour, 40 minutes for inclement weather in the area and the tournament was interrupted for 30 minutes around noon.
Phillip Bryan was most affected by the delays as the freshman could not find a groove early. The Mustang, Okla., native finished the second round with a 77, placing him in a six-way tie for 34th.
Bryan shot 6 over through the first six holes but regained his composure on the back nine, cutting a stroke off his score.
Shawn LaFontaine completed OU’s lineup. The junior, who has been playing with a wrist injury, cut two strokes from his first-round score with a 78 today. LaFontaine moved up four places on the leaderboard into a tie for 46th.
Final-round play begins Sunday, May 1, at 8 a.m. OU, paired with Oklahoma State and Missouri, tees off from the first hole 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 the tournament’s conclusion.