Sooners head to Georgia on the heels of a second-place finish.
Oct. 4, 2012
NORMAN, Okla. -- The Oklahoma men's golf team, No. 36 in the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings, will compete at the Brickyard Collegiate Championship, this Friday through Sunday (Oct. 5-7) at the par 72, 7,128-yard Brickyard at Riverside Golf Club in Macon, Ga.
The Sooners enter the sixth-annual event, hosted by Mercer University, coming off a second-place finish at the Mason Rudolph Championship. Oklahoma is competing at the Brickyard for the third straight year, finishing eighth in 2011 and 10th in 2010.
OU's lineup features Abraham Ancer, Michael Gellerman, Eloy "Chito" Gonzalez, Beau Titsworth and Michael Schoolcraft.
Ancer and Titworth lead OU regulars with a 73.50 scoring average through two team events. Each earned top-20 individual finishes in both events. Ancer, a senior, led the field at the Mason Rudolph through two rounds before finishing with a share of 12th place. Titsworth's best finish was a share of 15th in his collegiate debut at the Gopher Invitational.
Gellerman returns to the Sooner lineup after a 10th-place finish as an individual at the Mason Rudolph. The sophomore enters the event with a 75.67 scoring average.
Schoolcraft tied a career best with a share of third place among the 82 competitors at the Mason Rudolph. The junior carded a 67 in the final round to secure the team's second-place finish.
Gonzalez, a freshman, is competing in his second team event for the Sooners. The Laredo, Texas, native fired a hole-in-one in the final round of his first collegiate tournament, finishing with a share of 22nd place.
This year's edition of the Brickyard features a competitive 15-team field, including No. 7 Georgia, No. 11 Georgia Tech (2011 Brickyard champion), No. 35 Virginia Tech, No. 42 Colorado State, Air Force, Augusta State, Chattanooga, College of Charleston, Georgia State, Kansas, North Florida, South Florida, and Princeton.
Oklahoma is paired with Georgia and Georgia Tech for Friday's opening round, and will tee off starting at 9:30 a.m. CT. The event will continue with rounds on Saturday and Sunday. Live stats will be available at www.golfstat.com.