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How golfers with Oklahoma ties fared at the British Open

From Wire Reports Published: July 19, 2012
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photo - Hunter Mahan of the United States plays a shot off the fifth tee at Royal Lytham & St Annes golf club during the first round of the British Open Golf Championship, Lytham St Annes, England, Thursday, July 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Tim Hales) ORG XMIT: LSA345
Hunter Mahan of the United States plays a shot off the fifth tee at Royal Lytham & St Annes golf club during the first round of the British Open Golf Championship, Lytham St Annes, England, Thursday, July 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Tim Hales) ORG XMIT: LSA345

Oklahomans in the British Open

Hunter Mahan (OSU)

First round: Is tied for 37th after an even-par 70. Bogeyed Nos. 1 and 6, but rallied with birdies on 11 and 16.

Friday's tee time: 2:42 a.m.

Grouped with: Nicolas Colsaerts, Hunter Mahan, John Senden.

Bo Van Pelt (OSU)

First round: Tied for 54th at 1-over 71. Had two birdies in the first three holes, but a double-bogey 6 on No. 16 ruined his day.

Friday's tee time: 2:58 a.m.

Grouped with: Francesco Molinari, Toshinori Muto.

Rickie Fowler (OSU)

First round: Tied for 54th at 1-over 71. Had a birdie on No. 7, sandwiched between bogeys on 6 and 8. Birdied No. 13.

Friday's tee time: 3:20 a.m.

Grouped with: Padraig Harrington, Manuel Trappel.

Alex Noren (OSU)

First round: Tied for 54th at 1-over 71. Had two birdies and two bogeys on the back nine. Bogeyed No. 3.

Friday's tee time: 4:15 a.m.

Grouped with: Marc Leishman, Brandt Snedeker

Charles Howell III (OSU)

First round: Is tied for 80th at 2-over 72. Had a roller coaster day with five birdies, five bogeys and a double-bogey 6 on No. 10.

Friday's tee time: 1:25 a.m.

Grouped with: Paul Broadhurst, Richard Sterne.

Todd Hamilton (OU)

First round: Is tied for 80th at 2-over 72. Had bogeys on Nos. 6, 8 and 10, but rallied to birdie the par-4 13th.

Friday's tee time: 6:04 a.m.

Grouped with: Sandy Lyle, Mark Calcavecchia