No. 6 Men's Golf holds one-stroke lead after day two at Big 12 Championship

No. 6 Men’s Golf holds one-stroke lead after day two at Big 12 Championship

TRINITY, Texas— The No. 6 Texas Men’s Golf team registered a two-round total of 9-under-par 567 (281-286) on Tuesday to hold a one-stroke lead following the second day of the Big 12 Championship at Whispering Pines Golf Club. Senior Cole Hammer led a back-nine charge on Tuesday afternoon with four consecutive birdies and is tied for second in the individual standings with a 36-hole total of 4-under-par 140 (70-70) entering Wednesday’s final round.

The Big 12 Championship features four of the top seven teams in the nation in the latest Bushnell/Golfweek Division I Coaches Poll (April 22), and all four teams are within six strokes of the lead entering Wednesday’s action. The Longhorns hold a one-stroke advantage over No. 1 Oklahoma at 8-under-par 568 (282-286). No. 2 Oklahoma State is third at 6-under-par 570 (286-284), while No. 7 Texas Tech is fourth at 3-under-par 573 (286-287).

Four Texas players are among the top 10 individuals following Tuesday’s second round. Hammer is tied for second with a pair of golfers at 4-under-par 140, just one stroke behind 36-hole leader Ludvig Aberg of Texas Tech at 5-under-par 139 (68-71). Junior Mason Nome (72-70) and senior Pierceson Coody (69-73) are tied for fifth at 2-under-par 142, and senior Parker Coody is tied for ninth at 1-under-par 143 (70-73).

Monday’s action was scheduled for 36 holes, but weather halted play with the majority of the field just getting started in their opening round. The Longhorns were tied for second at 2-under-par through holes 4-7 when Monday’s play was suspended. The Championship was originally set for a 72-hole format but has been reduced to 54 holes.

The Big 12 Championship concludes with 18 holes on Wednesday, April 27. Texas will be paired with Oklahoma for Wednesday’s final round, and tee times will begin at 9:30 am Central off the first hole.

The Lineup

  • Senior Cole Hammer is tied for second with a 36-hole total of 4-under-par 140 (70-70). He posted four birdies against just two bogeys in his opening round. Starting on the back nine in the afternoon, Hammer opened his second round with 11 consecutive pars before suffering a double-bogey on hole 3 (par-3). He then rallied for four-straight birdies on holes 5-8 to finish at 2-under 70.
  • Junior Mason Nome is tied for fifth at 2-under-par 142 (72-70). After recording an even-par 72 in his morning round, Nome made bogey on the par-four 11th hole (his second hole of the afternoon round). He responded with three birdies over a six-hole stretch (12, 13 and 17) and then made 10 consecutive pars to finish at 2-under 70.
  • Senior Pierceson Coody is tied for fifth at 2-under-par 142 (69-73). Coody was at even-par through his first 12 holes during his morning round before posting three-straight birdies on holes 15-17 to finish at 3-under 69. His afternoon round of 1-over 73 was highlighted by an eagle on the par -five 5th hole.
  • Senior Parker Coody is tied for ninth at 1-under-par 143 (70-73). In his morning round, Coody was at 4-under through 17 holes before a double-bogey on the closing hole gave him a 2-under 70. He registered four birdies during his afternoon round of 1-over 73.
  • Junior Travis Vick is tied for 23rd at 5-over-par 149 (72-77). In his morning round, he carded five birdies and an eagle on the par-five 12th hole en route to an even-par 70.

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