Frittelli, Gribble highlight solid second round at PING/Golfweek Preview
Sept. 27, 2010
STILLWATER, Okla. -- Texas junior Dylan Frittelli and sophomore Cody Gribble each carded a 2-under 70 to highlight a solid round two for the Longhorns Monday at the PING Preview, a 15-team event played at Oklahoma State's Karsten Creek Golf Club, the site of the 2011 NCAA Men's Golf Championship.
After shooting a 22-over 310 in Sunday's opening round, Texas improved by 20 strokes in round two and finished with a 2-over 290. The Longhorns moved from 10th place after round one into eighth place through 36 holes. Host Oklahoma State holds a one-shot lead in the team standings at 8-over par, while Georgia Tech and Georgia are tied for second at 9-over par.
UCLA sits in fourth at 11-over par, and Texas A&M holds fifth at 15-over par. Augusta State sits in sixth at 16-over par, and Oregon stands one shot ahead of the Longhorns in seventh place at 23-over par. Individually, Georgia's Hudson Swafford holds a two-shot lead at 1-under par. Georgia Tech's J.T. Griffin and Richy Werenski, Virginia's Ben Kohles, and UCLA's Pontus Widegren are tied for second at 1-over par.
Frittelli opened with a 36 on his first nine behind birdies at the 10th, 11th and 18th holes. He played error-free golf on his second nine, which he completed with a 34 on his way to a 2-under effort for the round. Frittelli (Pretoria, South Africa) is tied for 13th place at 4-over par heading into Tuesday's final round. He sits five shots behind the tournament leader, Georgia's Swafford.
Gribble shaved 10 shots off of his opening-round 80 en route to his 2-under 70 in round two. Gribble opened with a 37 on the first nine with a birdie at the 15th hole and came home with a 33 on the back behind birdies at the third, fourth, sixth and seventh holes. Gribble (Dallas, Texas) vaulted nearly 30 spots in the standings and ended the day tied for 26th place at 6-over par.
Senior Bobby Hudson shot a 40 on his first nine before rebounding with a 35 on his second nine behind birdies at the first, fifth and sixth holes. Coupled with his 4-over 76 on Sunday, Hudson is tied for 31st place at 7-over par. Sophomore Julio Vegas shaved six strokes off of his opening round and carded a 3-over 75 behind birdies at the 11th, 18th, first and fourth holes. Vegas (Maturin, Venezuela), who is making his first varsity tournament appearance, will start Tuesday's final round in a tie for 52nd place at 12-over par.
Sophomore Johnathan Schnitzer carded a 5-over 77 behind birdies at the 18th, first and sixth holes. Schnitzer (Houston, Texas) is tied for 40th place at 9-over par.
Texas tees off in the final round Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. Central.
On Cody Gribble and Dylan Frittelli: Cody had a great round, his best of the season. He has been working on a few things, but he came out today and hit the ball better. He was in his game the whole way. Cody had a couple of things that didn't go his way today, but he was able to overcome that and put up a great round. He definitely has the desire and ability in an event like this, along with Dylan and Bobby, to win. Dylan had a great round. He and Cody were really upset but they came back under par, and that was outstanding.