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Day 1 From the Rocket Mortgage Classic – OSU Sports Report

Jordan King - June 28, 2019 8:51 am

10 Former Cowboy golfers tee it up this weekend. via OSU Athletics

This is the June 28th OkState Sports Report.

Golf

Charles Howell III and Talor Gooch certainly had great practice weeks leading into their first rounds at the Rocket Mortgage Classic.

Both carded seven under 65’s to finish the first day inside the top-5. They golfed in the morning yesterday so they both are off this afternoon with Howell at 1:05 and Talor Gooch at 1:35.

Playing with Howell once again will be Rickie Fowler. He shot four-under yesterday including the first round highlight of the day when he dunked his approach shot in on the 17th hole for eagle. Rickie also off at 1:05.

Kevin Tway coming off a great two-day weekend at the Travelers had a much better start to this week’s tournament. He shot four under yesterday, including six birdies and two back nine bogeys.

Viktor Hovland played OK in round one, but was once again inconsistent. He was two under, which was impressive considering the rookie hit just 43 percent of fairways and only 67 percent of greens in regulation. He gave himself just enough chances to make four birdies, but also had two bogeys. He tee’s off this afternoon at 1:55.

The rest of the Cowboys in the field have some work to do, for they are outside of the top 100 heading into day two. Peter Uihlein was one under yesterday, Hunter Mahan was even par, but started the day with a bogey to move to one over.

Matthew Wolff plays this morning and is a few holes in trying to remedy yesterday’s disappointing three over round. He is even so far today.

Finally Morgan Hoffman and Zach Bauchou are both at least seven strokes off the cut line going into day two. Hoffman at four over and Bauchou at six over. Bauchou’s final 10 holes of the first round, he went seven over.

Track and Field

According to a release from OSU athletics, Track and Field’s Ariana Baller and Joshua Anadoo were named 2019 Google Cloud Academic All-Americans as part of the D-1 Cross Country/Track and Field teams.

The team is selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

 

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