OU Tied for Third Through 36 Holes

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma

NORMAN — After the first two rounds of the 2019 Big 12 Men’s Golf Championship, No. 7 Oklahoma shares third place with an overall 558 (-2). The Sooners carded a 282 (+2) to open Saturday’s action before following up with a 276 (-4) in the afternoon.

The Big 12 Championship was originally scheduled for 72 holes, but shortened to just three rounds on Friday due to inclement weather. All 10 teams played 36 holes Saturday. The tournament is being held at the par-70, 7,201-yard Old White Course at The Greenbriar in White Sulphur Springs, W. Va.

No. 1 Oklahoma State leads the field with a two-round 546 (-14). The Cowboys vaulted into the lead by carding a 268 (-12) during Saturday’s second round, the lowest team round of the day. TCU holds sole possession of second place with an overall 554 (-6), followed by Oklahoma and Texas at 558 (-2). Texas Tech is in fifth with one round remaining at 566 (+6).

"There is a great opportunity in front of us for tomorrow and it will need to be special, but these guys can do it," OU head coach Ryan Hybl said.

Junior Garett Reband and freshman Patrick Welch paced the Sooners during Saturday’s 36 holes, finishing in a tie for eighth place with a two-round 139 (-1). Both players posted an even-par 70 during the opening round and followed up with a 69 (-1) in the afternoon session.

Reband finished the day strong by shooting 3-under on the back nine in the second round, posting three birdies and picking up an eagle on hole No. 17. Welch led the Sooners with eight birdies during Saturday’s two rounds.

Redshirt junior Quade Cummins started the day with a 74 (+4), but rebounded with a 67 (-3) during the afternoon session to card an overall 141 (+1). The Weatherford, Okla., native shares 18th place with one round remaining. Cummins opened the second round with four straight birdies and later carded an eagle on the par-4 hole No. 10.

Senior Blaine Hale is tied for 21st place at 142 (+2) through 36 holes. Hale logged an even-par 70 to begin the day before recording a 72 (+2) during the second round.

Senior Brad Dalke opened the day with a 72 (+2) and followed up with a 71 (+1), bringing his 36-hole total to 143 (+3). The senior is tied for 25th place after two rounds.

The final round of the Big 12 Championship is scheduled for Sunday. OU’s final round will begin at 7:45 a.m. CT. The

Sooners will be paired with Texas and start the final round from hole No. 1.

Live scoring is available on GolfStat.com.

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