Gribble, Wennerstrom lead No. 10 Men's Golf in round two of Olympia Fields Invitational
Sept. 19, 2009
OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. -- Texas freshman Cody Gribble and sophomore Adam Wennerstrom each shot an even-par 70 to help the 10th-ranked Longhorns remain in contention for the team title Saturday in round two of the Olympia Fields/Fighting Illini Invitational at the par 70, 7,205-yard Olympia Fields Country Club.
Texas shaved three strokes off of its opening round and shot a collective nine-over 289 in moving from third place after round one into second place at 21-over par after round two. Arizona State holds the lead after 36 holes at 17-over par, while Oklahoma State and Stanford sit in third, two strokes behind Texas, at 23-over par. USC is in fifth place at 25-over par. Florida's Max Kieffer and Florida State's Seath Lauer are tied for the individual lead at one-under par.
Gribble shaved three strokes off of his opening round and finished with an even-par 70 in round two. Gribble (Dallas, Texas) shot a 35 on both the front and back nines and dropped birdies at the seventh and 15th holes. He is tied for 12th place at three-over par heading into Sunday's final round.
Sophomore Adam Wennerstrom showed marked improvement in round two and matched Gribble's even-par 70 after carding a 78 in Friday's opening round. Wennerstrom (Austin, Texas) also shot a 35 on the front and back nines and sank birdies at the fourth, 14th and 15th holes. Wennerstrom is tied for 30th place at eight-over for the tournament.
Junior Bobby Hudson sank birdies at the third and 11th holes on his way to a four-over 74 in round two. Hudson (Memphis, Tenn.) is tied for 12th place at four-over par. Sophomore Brett Spencer shot a 42 on the front nine but rebounded with a smooth 33 on the back nine with zero bogeys and birdies at the 11th and 15th holes. With his five-over 75 in round two, Spencer (Plano, Texas) is tied for 29th place at eight-over par.
Senior Charlie Holland carded a six-over 76 for the second time in as many days. Holland (Dallas, Texas) is tied for 49th place at 12-over par.
Texas tees off in the final round Sunday at 9:20 a.m. Central.
Olympia Fields/Fighting Illini Invitational