NORMAN — Paced by a career-low 64 (-6) from sophomore Brad Dalke, the No. 14 Oklahoma men's golf team moved into fourth place after the second round of the NCAA Stanford Regional. The three-day, 54-hole tournament is taking place at the par-70, 6,727-yard Stanford Golf Course in Stanford, Calif.
Dalke's performance kept him at the top of the individual leaderboard for the second consecutive round with a 36-hole 129 (-11). He currently holds a three-stroke lead over Stanford's Maverick McNealy, who is ranked as the No. 3 Division I golfer by Golfstat. Additionally, Dalke's 11-under-par total is lower in relation to par than any other golfer currently competing in any of the six NCAA Regionals.
Competing as the No. 3 seed, the Sooners recorded a 277 (-3) as a team on Tuesday to bring their two-round score to 557 (-3) and advance into fourth. The low five teams and low individual not on those teams will advance to the NCAA finals.
No. 2 seed Baylor paces the 13-team regional at 542 (-18) overall. Top-seeded tournament host Stanford is in second with a 549 (-11), and No. 5 Pepperdine sits in third at 555 (-5). OU is three strokes ahead of the three-way tie for fifth between Georgia Tech, North Florida and BYU, who each finished the day at 560 (E).
Dalke opened his round strong, carding an eagle on the par-5 hole No. 1. After his second stroke put him within 10 feet on the green, the sophomore curled in a putt for eagle. He went on to pocket six birdies on the day, including four straight on holes Nos. 13-16.
Senior Max McGreevy also finished the day under par, tallying a 67 (-3) to advance 21 spots in the individual leaderboard into a tie for 32nd at 142 (+2) through two rounds. He sunk five birdies and played bogey free on the back nine to mark his 14th round in the 60s of the season.
“Another great performance from Brad today, and it was great to see Max get back in the game,” OU head coach Ryan Hybl said.
Junior Grant Hirschman logged a 74 (+4) in the second round, aided by back-to-back birdies on holes 16 and 17. He currently holds a piece of 37th place with an overall 143 (+3).
Junior Rylee Reinertson and sophomore Blaine Hale share 49th place at 146 (+6). Reinertson produced a 72 (+2) on the day, while Hale posted a 74 (+4).
“Tomorrow is a big day, and our guys know that it is all about staying patient and executing properly,” Hybl said.
The final round of the NCAA Stanford Regional is set for Wednesday, and the Sooners' tee times will begin at 10:20 a.m. CT from hole No. 1. Live scoring will be available on GolfStat.com.