Sooners in Third Place Through 36 Holes

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma

NORMAN — Through two rounds of play at the Boilermaker Invitational, the No. 5 Oklahoma men’s golf team is in third place among the 15-team field.

The Sooners completed the first round with a 283 (-5) to open Saturday. OU closed out the afternoon with a 279 (-9) to bring its 36-hole total to 562 (-14). The two-day, 54-hole tournament is taking place at the Kampen Golf Course in West Lafayette, Ind.

Illinois State leads the field through 36 holes after posting a two-round 560 (-16), followed by host Purdue one shot back at 561 (-15). Northwestern holds fourth place at 570 (-6) with Michigan in fifth place at 574 (-2).

"We left a lot of shots out on the golf course today," OU head coach Ryan Hybl said. "The weather is not going to be great tomorrow so hopefully we will have an opportunity to play so we can make up some ground on Sunday."

Senior Brad Dalke led the Sooners on Saturday and is tied for ninth place at 140 (-4) through 36 holes. The senior posted an even-par 72 to begin the day and followed up with a 68 (-4) in the second round. Dalke picked up six birdies during his second round of the day, including three straight on holes No. 13 through No. 15.

Redshirt junior Quade Cummins and freshman Patrick Welch share 12th place through two rounds with an overall 141 (-3). Cummins fired a 70 (-2) in the first round before carding a 71 (-1) to close out the day.

Welch logged a 71 (-1) during the opening 18 holes and followed up with a 70 (-2) during the second round. The freshman recorded six birdies in the second round, including four on the front nine.

Senior Blaine Hale holds a share of 22nd place with a two-round 143 (-1). Hale turned in a 70 (-2) in the first round, logging four birdies. The senior posted a 73 (+1) in Saturday’s second round.

Junior Garett Reband is tied for 30th place at even-par 144 through 36 holes. Reband start the day with a 74 (+2), but rebounded during the second round with a 70 (-2). The junior opened the second round with four birdies in his first seven holes.

Playing as an individual unattached from team scoring, junior Riley Casey put together two stellar rounds on Saturday and is in sole possession of second place at 137 (-7). The Abilene, Texas native recorded a 69 (-3) during the opening round. Casey followed up his strong start with a 68 (-4) in the second round and carded five birdies.

The Sooners close out the Boilermaker Invitational on Sunday and will tee off at 8 a.m. CT with a shotgun start. OU will be paired with Illinois State and Purdue. There is an 80% chance of rain for Sunday’s final round.

Live scoring will be available on GolfStat.com.

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