Sooners Struggle on First Day of Big 12s

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
APRIL 25, 2014
   Team 1 2 3 Total
1. Texas 287 285 - 572
2. Texas Tech 286 291 - 577
T3. Iowa State 292 300 - 592
T3. TCU 299 293 - 592
5. Oklahoma 297 296 - 593
   OU Players 1 2 3 Total
T6. B. Titsworth 73 72 - 145
T13. M. Gellerman 76 71 - 147
T13. M. Schoolcraft 72 75 - 147
T36. C. Saxon 76 78 - 154
T36. M. McGreevy 76 78 - 154

Big 12 Championship
Day 1 Results

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TRINITY, Texas -- After two rounds at the Big 12 Championship, the 15th-ranked University of Oklahoma men's golf team sits in fifth place. The three-day, 72-hole tournament is being played at the par-72, 7,743-yard Whispering Pines Golf Club.

The Sooners struggled throughout the day, shooting a 17-over 593, 21 strokes off the lead. In the first round, OU recorded a 9-over 297, followed by a 296 (+8) for the second 18 holes.

Sitting atop the leaderboard is 18th-ranked Texas with a 572 (-4), while No. 39 Texas Tech is second with a 577 (+1). No. 47 Iowa State and No. 52 TCU are tied for third with 16-over 592s.

Leading the way for the Sooners was Beau Titsworth, who fired a 145 (+1) for the first 36 holes. The sophomore opened with a 1-over 73 before carding an even-par 72, placing him in a tie for sixth, five strokes behind leader Esteban Restrepo of Texas Tech.

In the first round, Titsworth stumbled early, shooting bogeys on two of his first three holes. However, he was able to recover with par-or-better scores on 13 of his last 15 holes, including three birdies in a row on holes No. 12, 13 and 14. For the second 18 holes, he offset two bogeys with two birdies.

Tied for 13th place with 3-over-par 147s are junior Michael Gellerman and senior Michael Schoolcraft. Gellerman posted the biggest improvement for the Sooners between the two rounds, shooting a bogey-free 1-under 71 in the afternoon to counter a 76 (+4) first-round total. Schoolcraft followed his first-round 72 (E) with a 3-over 75.

With scores of 154 (+10), junior Charlie Saxon and freshman Max McGreevy share 36th place. Both shot a 76 (+4) and 78 (+6) in the first and second rounds, respectively.

"We started poorly this morning, which set the tone all day, but I am happy that Beau had a nice day, and Gellerman played well this afternoon," OU head coach Ryan Hybl said. "We need a really solid day tomorrow."

The third round of the Big 12 Championship is slated to begin at 8 a.m. CT on Saturday. The Sooners will be paired with TCU and Oklahoma State and tee off from hole No. 1 at 8:50 a.m. Live stats will be available at



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