Horns bounce back from rough first round to take lead in Big 12 Championship

Jacob Martella

The Longhorns started off the Big 12 Championship tournament with a shaky first round, but finished the second round with a six shot lead over Oklahoma State on Monday afternoon.

Texas began the tournament struggling with a 10-over 290 in the first round, which at the time was five shots behind Oklahoma State, who shot a 5-over 285 in the first round. Play was suspended for one hour during the round due to the weather.

The second round was much more kind to the Longhorns. Texas came back in the afternoon to shoot a 1-over 281 and took the lead away from Oklahoma State, who fell back with a 12-over 292 in the second round. TCU finished the second round in third place with an 18-over 578 through two rounds.

Freshman Brandon Stone is in the lead for the individual title. After shooting an even 70 in the morning, Stone finished the day with a 3-under 137 heading into the clubhouse. Senior Cody Gribble is currently in sixth, six shots behind Stone with a 3-over 143.

Texas will begin the third round Tuesday morning.