Oklahoma golf coach Ryan Hybl and former Oklahoma State standout Kevin Tway were among the five golfers who passed through the local qualifying for the U.S. Open Championship on Monday at Oak Tree National in Edmond.
OU senior Abraham Ancer had Monday's low round with a 66. Tway was next with a 68, and former Central Oklahoma standout Joshua Creel qualified with a 69.
Hybl also shot 69, and current OSU player Talor Gooch earned the final spot with a 71.
The players now advance to sectional qualifying June 3 at Lakewood Country Club in Dallas, with a shot at earning a spot in the final 156-player field. The U.S. Open Championship will be held June 13-16 at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa.
FOUR GYMNASTS HONORED BY HALL OF FAME
Four international gymnasts are scheduled to be honored by the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City.
The hall announced that Albert Azaryan of Armenia; Lyubov Burda of Russia; Gina Gogean of Romania; and Yuri Korolev of Russia will be honored during the 17th annual International Gymnastics Hall of Fame ceremony May 18 in Oklahoma City.
Azaryan and Gogean will be new hall members. Burda and Korolev were inducted previously but had not been able to attend the ceremony. The IGHOF was founded in 1987 in Oceanside, Calif., and was moved to Oklahoma City in 1996.
GOODMAN WINS SOONER
Mike Goodman held off Danny Wood late Saturday and won the American Sprint Car Series' Sooner Region race at Lawton Speedway. A total of 31 sprint cars showed up for the event, with just 20 qualifying for the 25-lap A feature. Jake Martens, Seth Bergman and Alex Sewell rounded out the top-five finishers.
BRONCHOS GET BID
The No. 12-ranked Central Oklahoma softball team received an at-large bid to the NCAA Division II Championships. The Bronchos (42-11) will participate this weekend in the Central Region I Tournament in Hays, Kan. UCO, the No. 4 seed in the eight team regional, will play No. 5 Minot State (40-9) at 3 p.m.