Oklahoma scene: OU, OSU women's golfers open NCAA Tournament

From Staff Reports Published: May 21, 2013
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The Oklahoma women's golf is eighth, and Oklahoma State is 22nd after the first day of the NCAA Championships in Athens, Ga.

The Sooners shot a 3-over 291, and the Cowgirls shot a 15-over 303 at the University of Georgia golf course. San Jose State and Southern California are the co-leaders at 4-under.

Two Sooners are tied for sixth place individually OU junior Emily Collins and senior Taylor Schmidt each shot 1-under 71 and are four shots behind leader Regan De Guzman of San Jose State.

OSU's Julie Yang led the Cowgirls at 2-over 74. She is tied for 46th.

Three rounds remain in the 72-hole tournament.

Cowboys to ‘Wrestle for Moore'

Several Oklahoma State wrestlers will join other collegiate wrestlers and coaches from the state on Saturday to hold a free wrestling clinic called “Wrestle for Moore” at the Oklahoma Wrestling Academy.

Monetary and material donations are welcomed and will go to the Oklahoma branch of the American Red Cross. T-shirts will also be on sale, with 100 percent of the money going to the Red Cross.  

Two sessions will be available for grade school through high school wrestlers. The first session will be from 9-11 a.m. and the second session from 2-4 p.m.

The event is headed by Tyrone Lewis, a four-time All-American for Oklahoma State from 2001-04. He will be joined by former Cowboy standout and 2012 Olympic bronze medalist Coleman Scott. National champions Chris Perry and Jordan Oliver are also expected to be in attendance.

For more details, contact Lewis at (405) 638-6732, Hardell Moore at (405) 613-8403 or Scott at colemanscott10@gmail.com.

OU rowing earns NCAA berth

The Oklahoma rowing team was elected to the 2013 NCAA Rowing Championship, set for May 31-June 2 in Indianapolis.

Oklahoma earned an automatic bid to the championship by winning its first Conference USA title on May 18. The Sooners also won their first Big 12 championship on May 4, though with five Big 12 schools sponsoring rowing, the conference is one team shy of an automatic qualifier.

The Sooners earned the 17th seed in the varsity eight and will race in the first of four heats against No. 1 USC, No. 8 Yale, No. 9 Harvard and No. 16 Washington State.

In the second varsity eight, No. 14 OU will compete against No. 3 USC, No. 6 Princeton, No. 11 Notre Dame, No. 19 Gonzaga and No. 22 Marist in its heat.

The varsity four pits the No. 17 Sooners against No. 1 California, No. 8 Wisconsin, No. 9 Washington State and No. 16 Cornell.

The Sooners were busy helping out victims of the Moore tornado as their NCAA berth was announced. The team, staff and the rowers' parents and pooled together nearly $2,000 in donations. Then they went shopping for the displaced families that are temporarily staying in OU housing.

UCO eighth at Division II tournament

Central Oklahoma's men's golf team shot a 16-over 300 on Tuesday in the second round of the NCAA Division II Championship in Hershey, Pa.

UCO is eighth, 25 shots behind first-place Barry, heading into Wednesday's final round of stroke play. The top eight teams advance to match play, which will determine the national champion.

UCO's Dillon Rust shot a 1-under-par 70 in the second round. His two-round total of 1-over 143 leaves him eighth, five shots behind first-place Rob Damschen of Cal State-Stanislaus.