Bearkat men in 12th after opening round of Norman Regional

Bearkat men in 12th after opening round of Norman Regional

Bearkat men in 12th after opening round of Norman Regional

Freshman James Piot carded a 5-over-par 76 as he was 3-over-par at the turn and then 2-over-par on the final nine holes. The fourth ranked Yellow Jackets are now nine shots behind surging Texas and six shots ahead of sixth place after day two of region play. Top-seeded Oklahoma shot five-under, giving themselves a five-stroke cushion over Auburn, Arkansas, and North Florida at even par.

Texas A&M leads on its home course at 18-under after its second-consecutive 279 (-9). The Longhorn All-American has a tournament total of 130 (-12), while Shipp finished 36 holes at 131 (-11).

Round two will begin teeing off on Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. on the 7,455-yard, par 71 Scarlet Course. At 3-over (294-285-579), Ole Miss holds an eight-shot cushion over SC (293-294-587) for fifth place with 18 holes remaining.

Ole Miss used rounds in the 60s by juniors Braden Thornberry (68) and Beau Briggs (69) to move up the leaderboard. The top golfer that's not part of a qualifying team will also advance to the NCAA Championships, and only SMU's McClure Meissner (-2) is ahead of Fishburn among players that aren't on one of the five top teams. In 20 par 3 holes played collectively on Tuesday, FSU strung together five birdies, just one bogey and 14 pars.

Seniors Michael Sharp and Charlie Green and sophomore Andrew Walker all recorded 6-over-par 77s in the opening round and are tied for 51st.

Sophomore Jamie Li, a fellow Englishmen, improved by three strokes in the second round with an even-par 72.

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