June 21st OSU Sports Report
Jordan King - June 21, 2019 10:39 am
This is your OkState Sports Report for Friday, June 21.
The top story that broke yesterday afternoon for Cowboy fans was the news that sophomore guard Isaac Likekele will get to represent OSU on the biggest stage at the FIBA U19 World Cup in Greece.
Likekele was one of the 12 players selected to make the trip as part of the squad – he joins four other players as those who bring college experience to coach Bruce Webber’s team.
Likekele is the fourth Poke to earn this honor at the U19 level. The previous three all won World Cup gold medals.
Golf – The Travelers
Speaking of gold, Viktor Hovland was gold off the tee yesterday and it was part of why he finished his first professional round just three strokes off the lead in Connecticut at the Travelers Championship.
Hovland hit an incredible 93 percent of fairways at the TPC River Highlands, carded five birdies and just two bogeys for his impressive first round. He is set to tee of at 12:50 this afternoon for round two.
It was not quite as smooth for fellow debutant Matthew Wolff, who was two over through the front nine. Wolff, though, battled and responded with two birdies on the back including a clutch bird on the 18th to finish even par.
He was out early this morning and is already one under on the day just inside the current cut line. However, that line could move to two or maybe even three under so Wolff likely has more work to do.
For other Pokes out on the course, Kevin Tway fired a two under yesterday and goes off at 11:30 this morning with a solid chance to make the cut.
Hunter Mahan was even par yesterday but started this morning’s round with a double bogey on the first to drop down to two over.
Morgan Hoffman started todays round two under and Peter Uihlein started one under, but both struggled badly in round one. The pair both sit at five over for the tourney.
Golf – All Americans
Lastly, Cowboy golf announced that Austin Eckroat and Zach Bauchou have been named as All-Americans for their 2019 seasons.
Eckroat used a year with a handful of top-10 finishes to become a third teamer and Bauchou is an honorable mention selection. They join both Matthew Wolff and Viktor Hovland — both of whom were first team picks last month.