Trinity, Texas – Day One of the 2016 Men’s Big 12 Golf Championship saw some of the nation’s best teams battle it out for 36 holes on Whispering Pines’ challenging course, with the No. 1 nationally-ranked Texas Longhorns finishing the day in the lead at +9 (585).
The Longhorns ended the first round tied for the lead with Oklahoma State, and finished the day seven shots up on the Cowboys (+16, 592), who ended in second after round two.
Texas’ Beau Hossler holds a share of the individual lead through two rounds at -2 (142) after a second round 70. Hossler, the No. 2 rated player in the country, was the only golfer two shoot both rounds today at even par or better. Longhorns Doug Ghim and Scottie Scheffler also each contributed a +2 (146) on the day.
TCU’s Paul Barjon is tied for first place with Hossler at -2, shooting the lone round of the day in the sixties, a first-round 69 (-3). Oklahoma State’s Stratton Nolen (E, 144) was the only other golfer to finish the day at even par or better.
Texas Tech checks in third place at +17 (593) while Oklahoma claims fourth at +28 (604). Kansas State and TCU finished in fifth and sixth, respectively at +29 (605) and +32 (608). Baylor (+33, 609), Kansas (+40, 616), Iowa State (+41, 617) and West Virginia (+49, 625) round out the field in sixth through 10th place.
Golfers return to action tomorrow morning for 18 more holes with the ‘Horns and ‘Pokes teeing it off at 8:00 a.m. CT from the first tee. K-State and TCU get going at 8:22 a.m. from tee No. 10 while TTU and OU start at No. 1 at 8:45 a.m. BU and KU then start on the back nine at 9:07 a.m. and ISU and WVU hit from the front nine at 9:30 a.m. to round out the beginning of round three.
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