NCAA Golf: Texas Moves Up While Sooners Slip, Cowboys Struggle In National Championship


Two Big 12 schools - Texas and Oklahoma - remained in the top 10 of the NCAA Men’s Golf Championship on Wednesaday, but they were headed in the opposite directions. Meanwhile, Oklahoma State, which was tied with Texas in seventh place after the opening 18 holes at the Capital City Club Crabapple Course near Atlanta, Ga, shot a 13-over-par 293 on the second day of the Championship to drop all the way to 25th in the 30-team field.

TCU made a giant leap on the leaderboard, bettering its 24-over first-round score by 22 strokes, which moved the Horned Frogs into a tie for 15th in the Championship.

Texas tied with the team from Arkansas for the lowest score on day two of the 54-hole medal-play tournament, carding a team score of nine-under 280 to move into third place, one shot back of California and two shots behind Georgia Tech. Longhorn senior Julio Vegas and freshman Brandon Stone  both equaled their opening-round score of 68 and are tied for ninth place on the individual leader board heading into the final 18 holes.

Oklahoma got a four-under round of 66 from freshman Beau Titsworth and a 69 from Michael Schoolcraft on the second day of the national tourney, but first-round team leaders Abraham Ancer and Charlie Saxon fell back on Wednesday, posting scores of 77 and 74, respectively.

The final round of medal play is on Thursday, with the top eight teams advancing to match-play rounds, beginning Friday.

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