Hurly Long's birdie putt goes down at the 18th,
completing a record-setting performance
(Texas Tech Twitter)
PEBBLE BEACH, CA (September 2, 2017) - It's not often a player shoots a 64 at Pebble Beach, follows it up with a 67, and loses his lead. It happened to Hayden Wood
on Saturday at the Carmel Cup, the first big college event of the 2017-18 season.
shot a course record 11-under 61 for Texas Tech University, propelling him into the individual lead and bringing the Red Raiders within three shots of the first-round leaders Oklahoma State University.
Long, a senior from Germany,had 10 birdies and an eagle on the day. It was tied for the lowest score ever shot by a Texas Tech player.
Long certainly wasn't the only player to torch Pebble Beach on Saturday. The Red Raiders made 34 birdies and 2 eagles as a team and shot 25 under in the best 5-of-6 format. John Augenstein
of Vanderbilt University posted a 9-under 63. Eighteen players in all had rounds in the 60s, and 30 of the 48 players are under par after two rounds.
Oklahoma State (-32) leads by three shots over Texas Tech (-29) with one round to go. Vanderbilt and defending NCAA champion Oklahoma are tied for third, 12 shots back at -20.
TCU (-18), Arkansas (-12), and Georgia (-3) are the next three teams, and even par over two rounds at Pebble Beach somehow puts Ohio State in last place among the eight teams.
Wood (64-67=131) sits one shot behind Long (69-61=130) for the individual lead, with Augenstein (71-63=134) four shots back in third.
Low scores and the Monterey Peninsula--it doesn't get much better than that.
Day One Report
Oklahoma State picked up right where they left off last year at Pebble Beach Golf Links.
And the year before that.
The two-time defending champions, and the preseason #1 ranked team in the country
, got off to a fast start in the Carmel Cup, shooting 22 under par to take a twelve shot lead over the defending NCAA Champion University of Oklahoma.
, who was the U.S. Amateur stroke play medalist just over two weeks ago further down the coast at Riviera Country Club, shot a 10-birdie 64 to lead the Cowboys. Kristoffer Ventura
(66), Zach Bauchou
(69), Matthew Wolff
(69), and Brendon Jelley
(70) were the other counting scores in the best 5-of-6 format, while Viktor Hovland
's even par 72 wasn't even needed.
It was Wolff's first collegiate round after the Agoura Hills, CA native closed out his junior career with a runner-up finish in the U.S. Junior.
The Sooners were led by Brad Dalke
, who earned the winning point
in last season's NCAA Championship win at Rich Harvest Farms. Dalke shot a five-under 67.
TCU sits in third, one shot behind Oklahoma, with Arkansas, led by Mason Overstreet
's seven-under 65, are alone in fourth.
Texas Tech, Vanderbilt, Georgia and Ohio State round out the small but elite field.
Pebble Beach was there for the taking in round one, with 14 rounds in the 60s and 25 rounds under par.
Play continues Saturday with the second round, with the final round teeing off Sunday morning.
ABOUT THE Carmel Cup
Started in 2011, the Carmel Cup is a 54-hole men's
event hosted by Vanderbilt University and played at
Number 1 ranked public golf course in the United
States, Pebble Beach Golf Links. Its field comprised
top teams from the Big 12 and SEC. There are team
(best five scores out of six
players each round) and individual competitions.
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