Oklahoma sets the pace at Nike Invite despite 18th hole hiccup
Walt Beazley, Razorbacks Athletics Communications
But for the 18th hole at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club in North Plains, Ore., Oklahoma hardly missed a step in the opening round of the Nike Collegiate. The Sooners started their day on the back nine of the highly acclaimed Pacific Northwest course and had reached 8 under as they prepared to make the turn.
It’s just that all four Oklahoma counters made bogey on the 545-yard par 5. They recovered well, going a collective 10 under on the front nine to build a six-shot cushion entering the next round.
Oklahoma finished the day at 14 under while Oklahoma State turned in an 8-under 276 to put itself in second. That’s a considerably stronger start than the Cowboys had last week at the OFCC/Fighting Illini Invitational. Oklahoma State was 14th after the opening round, clawed their way upward in Round 2 but still finished T-12.
Texas and Clemson are tied for third at 6 under with Wake Forest, the top-ranked team in the Golfweek
/Sagarin College Rankings is another shot back in fifth.
Oklahoma’s Logan McAllister leads the individual race with a 6-under 65 that included only one bogey – the one he made at No. 18, along with the rest of his team. Sooner teammates Garett Reband and Thomas Johnson are part of a six-way tie for second at 4 under that also includes Georgia teammates Davis Thompson and Trent Phillips.
Baylor senior Cooper Dossey, winner of the Fighting Illini title, is part of the 11-man tie for eighth at 3 under.
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