McGreevy's Record Round Puts OU in Second

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Andie Beene
By Andie Beene
Communications Assistant
MARCH 20, 2017

NORMAN — Paced by a record round from senior Max McGreevy, the No. 11 Oklahoma men’s golf team is tied for second place through 36 holes at the Lone Star Invitational. The two-day, 54-hole tournament is taking place at the par-72, 7,247-yard Briggs Ranch Golf Club in San Antonio, Texas.

The Sooners fired a 278 (-10) in the first round of play and a 279 (-9) in the second, marking the squad’s third- and fourth-best rounds of the season, respectively, to total 557 (-19) on the day.

No. 6 Illinois is in front of the 15-team field with an overall 549 (-27). The Sooners share second with UTEP, and tournament host UTSA is in fourth at 559 (-17). Mississippi State rounds out the top five at 562 (-14). 

McGreevy was impressive all day, playing bogey-free through all 36 holes. The Edmond, Okla., native recorded a 69 (-3) in the first round before exploding for a 63 (-9) in the afternoon. The senior’s career-low round matches a school record, last achieved by Grant Hirschman in 2016.

Additionally, the 63 marks the lowest 18-hole score in the eighth-year history of the Lone Star Invitational. With an overall 132 (-12), McGreevy sits atop the individual leaderboard.

“It was a fun day on the course watching Max get after it,” eighth-year head coach Ryan Hybl said. “He had a great day for sure, and I know he will back it up tomorrow.”

Junior Rylee Reinertson is also currently in the top 10, holding a piece of eighth at 139 (-5). Reinertson fired a season-low 67 (-5) in the first round with five birdies and an eagle on the par-4 14th hole and carded a 72 (E) in the second round.

Hirschman is tied for 15th individually with a 36-hole 141 (-3). The junior posted a 69 (-3) and a 72 (E) in the first and second rounds, respectively, pocketing 10 birdies total on the day.

Sophomores Blaine Hale and Brad Dalke hold a share of 38th and 48th place, respectively, at the end of day one. Hale totaled a 145 (+1) on Monday with a 73 (+1) and a 72 (E) over the two rounds. Dalke shot a 74 (+2) and a 72 (E) to finish the day one stroke behind his classmate.

“We did not do a very good job with some of our scoring clubs, and our putting was not great,” Hybl said. “We need to turn that around tomorrow and put together a great round.”

Competing as an individual and unattached from team scoring is freshman Garett Reband, who is tied for 15th overall. After posting a 74 (+2) in the first round, Reband fired a 67 (-5) in the second to mark his career-low round and his first career round in the 60s.

The final round of the Lone Star Invitational is scheduled for Tuesday morning. Playing as a group, the Sooners will tee off at 8:30 a.m. CT from hole No. 2. Live scoring will be available on GolfStat.com

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