MURRELLS INLET, S.C. The University of Oklahoma men’s golf team is tied for 16th place after the first day of play at the General Jim Hackler Invitational in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Playing 36 holes Sunday at the 6,950 yard, par-72 TPC of Myrtle Beach, the Sooners finished the day at 17-over-par. Eleventh ranked Lamar University leads the field of 18 after shooting 23-under for the two rounds.
J.J. Wood led the Sooners, putting together rounds of 72 and 73. The Yuma, Ariz., senior sits in a tie for 28th heading into Monday's final round.
Freshman Jesse Schutte sits a stoke back after a two-round total of 2-over-par. Schutte entered the tournament coming off of a career-best tying tournament score of +4 at last weeks USC Collegiate.
Tyler Rody finished the day in a tie for 97th in his first collegiate start. The freshman shot a first-round 3-over-par 75 before shooting 87 in Sunday's afternoon play.
Completing the first-round scoring for the Sooners were senior Nick Sheedy and junior Phillip Bryan, who finished with a two-round total of 149 (+5) and 159 (+15), respectively.
Rhys Davies of East Tennessee State and Tom Glissmeyer (Southern Cal) are on top of the individual standings at 9-under-par. Davies carded rounds of 70 and 65 to Glissmeyer's 67 and 68.
The final round of the Hackler Invitational begins at 7:30 (cst) Thursday morning.