NORMAN — Through 18 holes of the NCAA Stanford Regional, the No. 14 Oklahoma men's golf team holds fifth place. The three-day, 54-hole tournament is being contested at the par-70, 6,727-yard Stanford Golf Course in Stanford, Calif.
The Sooners, who are competing as the No. 3 seed, finished the day with an even-par 280.
“I feel like we let quite a bit slip away from us today,” eighth-year head coach Ryan Hybl said. “Brad (Dalke) had a great bogey-free round, and that is what we need from some of our other guys. We need to do a better job of executing and making more putts these next couple days.”
Tournament host and top-seeded Stanford paces the 13-team regional with an overall 271 (-9) on its home course. The remaining top-five teams are within three strokes of one another. No. 2-seed Baylor is in second at 277 (-3), and No. 8 BYU holds third with a 278 (-2). No. 7 North Florida is in fourth, one stroke ahead of OU.
The low five teams and low individual not on those teams from each regional will advance to the NCAA finals.
Sophomore Brad Dalke fired a career-low 65 (-5) in the first round to pace the Sooners. The Norman, Okla., product sunk five birdies and played bogey free to mark his sixth round in the 60s of the season. He currently is tied for first individually with Stanford's Maverick McNealy, who is ranked as the No. 3 Division I golfer by Golfstat.
Junior Grant Hirschman also finished the day under par, pocketing two birdies en route to a 69 (-1). He is currently in a tie for 10th.
Sophomore Blaine Hale recorded a 72 (+2) on Monday and shares 34th place.
Junior Rylee Reinertson holds a piece of 47th place after logging a 74 (+4). Senior Max McGreevy is one stroke behind Reinertson in a tie for 53rd.
The second round of the NCAA Stanford Regional is scheduled for Tuesday, and the Sooners will begin teeing off at 10:50 a.m. CT from hole No. 1. Live scoring will be available on GolfStat.com.