The Oklahoma State Cowboys were supposed to win the NCAA golf championship last month.
They didn’t — Stanford did.
At the 119th U.S. Open there’s another Stanford-OSU battle going on and this time its for low amateur at the championship.
OSU’s Viktor Hovland is playing his final event as an amateur, he’s turning professional next week. He’s in at even par through 36-holes after rounds of 69-73. But he’s being upstaged by Stanford’s Brandon Wu.
Wu, with rounds of 71-69, is two-under for 36-hole and just seven behind leader Gary Woodland. While Wu’s not thinking about winning the tournament, he does have his sights set on beating Hovland for low amateur honors.
“Yeah, that’s definitely a goal coming into the week,” Wu said on Friday. “That’s something that’s very attainable I think. So, yeah, I’m happy with the position I’m in. I know it’s going to take two more good rounds to end up with that honor. But I’m confident I can do it.”