Cowboys In First At NCAA Championship

OOLTEWAH, Tenn. — Oklahoma State’s men’s golf team fired a 283 on Tuesday during its first round at the Championship to stand in a tie for first place at The Honors Course.

The top-ranked Cowboys’ 5-under total knotted them with Florida State atop the leaderboard. Oregon held down the third spot at 284, while Texas A&M finished in fourth at 285.

“I thought it was a good round,” head coach Mike McGraw said. “Sean (Einhaus) hung tough and all the other guys stayed in the game all the way. Overall, I was happy with the day.”

Eight squads among the 30 in the field broke par at the par-72, 7,395-yard layout.

“There couldn’t have been better scoring conditions,” McGraw said. “It is a hard course, but the conditions made scoring possible today.”

A pair of players finished the day tied for first place as Arizona State’s Jesper Kennegard and Henrik Norlander of Augusta State each fired 68s. The duo manned the top spot at 4-under, while 10 players came in one shot back at 69.

Among those tied for the third spot were sophomore Peter Uihlein. The Orlando, Fla., native’s round included six birdies, three on each nine. Starting on the back nine, Uihlein opened with a bogey before dipping below par with back-to-back birdies at Nos. 13 and 14. After moving back to par with a bogey at the 16th, birdied the 18th to turn at 1-under par.

Uihlein used birdies at the second, fifth and sixth holes to move to 4-under par before closing with a bogey to cap his 69.

A pair of Cowboys finished at 2-under for the day and tied for 13th place. Sophomore Morgan Hoffmann and senior Trent Whitekiller each carded an opening 70. Hoffmann used birdies at Nos. 13 and 15 before turning at 1-under 35 before coming in with a bogey-free inward nine that included a birdie at the par-5 second.

Like Uihlein, Whitekiller posted three birdies on each of his nines en route to his 2-under score.

Junior Kevin Tway finished the day tied for 65th place with a 74, while Einhaus, a redshirt freshman, made his debut with a 75 to stand in a tie for 90th.

The Cowboys will return to the course for their second round at 7:00 a.m. () and will once again be grouped with Oregon and Stanford.

Updated 06-02-2010

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