Ospreys North Florida Gabrelcik goes down in 2nd round of Kā’anapali Classic; Oklahoma seeks third title in final round: Maui Now

“As a bird of prey, Ospreys junior Nick Gabrelcik was on the hunt at Royal Kā’anapali,” reports Kā’anapali Golf Courses. The top player from North Florida birdied seven holes on the front nine to shoot a 65-under 65. His two-day total of 12-under is two shots ahead of Clemson’s Andrew Swanson (-10). Liberty’s Josh Ryan (-9) is close behind in third place.

Tournament leader Nick Gabrelcik (North Florida) watches his ride in sixth place

“Nick got off to a hot start. He even had a six-footer on the back nine and shot a 29 on the front nine,” said Scott Schroeder, North Florida head men’s golf coach. “Mother Nature decided to play harder on the back nine, although that’s not necessarily a bad thing for Nick when the wind is blowing. He is a great striker and an experienced player who is in a good position for tomorrow.”

Gabrelčík has three university crowns to his name. The 2021 PING 1st Team All-American and Freshman All-American was named the 2019 Florida State Golf Association Player of the Year.

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Oklahoma true freshman Jase Summy, a two-time Rolex All-American who came out of high school as the No. 8 recruit in America, is five shots back in solo fourth. The 2021 Jordan Speith Under Armor Championship winner has made an immediate impact since enrolling at Oklahoma this fall.

Summy has three Sooners teammates tied for fifth (-6) in Patrick Welch, Jake Holbrook and Drew Goodman. Welch, a fifth-year freshman who just made his PGA TOUR debut at the 2022 Shriners Open, has an almost unheard-of setup; swings with crossed arms and gloves on both hands. But Welch’s cutthroat approach seems to be working well.

The two-time All-American from Oklahoma is ranked No. 8 on the PGA TOUR college rankings.

Oklahoma’s Jase Summy tees off at #14
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Eleventh-ranked Oklahoma, winners of the Kā’anapali Classic in 2015 and 2019, leads the team competition by six shots at 22 under.

In second place is East Tennessee State, which boasts three top 100 players in the PGA TOUR University Rankings. Clemson (-15), Liberty (-13), defending champion Kansas (-12) and North Florida (-11) are within striking distance.

Clemson’s Andrew Swanson is two shots back on the lead

“Difficult hole placement and trade winds made it difficult for Kā’anapali to play to the finish,” Oklahoma head men’s golf coach Ryan Hybl said. “Our guys did a good job when the conditions got tougher, which is always nice to see. We are looking forward to another big challenge tomorrow.”

Oklahoma head men’s golf coach Ryan Hybl (left) with fifth-year senior Patrick Welch
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Sunday’s final round is at 8:00 a.m. HDT shotgun. Leaders tee off on hole one. Fans are free to attend, with walk-ins encouraged.

Team leaderboard

Place School To Par Rd. 1 Rd. 2
1 Oklahoma -22,268,278
2 East Tennessee St. -16,269,283
3 Clemson -15,267,286
4 Liberty -13,280,275
5 Kansas -12,275,281
6 North Florida -11,273,284
7 Ole Miss -8,275,285
T8 Georgia -5,278,285
T8 Boise State -5,280,283
T8 Louisiana -5,284,279
T8 Colorado -5,279,285
12 UC Irvine -3,278,287
T13 Hawai’i +5,284,289
T13 Connecticut +5,288,285
15 Denver +10 285 293
16 CSU – Northridge +11,289,290
17 Wyoming +16 288 296
18 Gonzaga +18 293 293
19 Mount St. Mary’s +27 290 305
20 Air Force +36 298 306

The best individuals

Place the player’s school in Par Rd. 1 Rd. 2
1 Nick Gabrelcik North Florida -12 65 65
2 Andrew Swanson Clemson -10 64 68
3 Josh Ryan Liberty -9 65 68
4 *Jase Summy Oklahoma -7 67 68
T5 Jake Holbrook Oklahoma -6 70 66
T5 Maxwell Ford Georgia -6 69 67
T5 Patrick Welch Oklahoma -6 68 68
T5 Max Charles Boise State -6 65 71
T5 Drew Goodman Oklahoma -6 64 72
T10 Drew Reinke Boise State -5 70 67
T10 Clan Rose Clemson -5 69 68
T10 *Carter Loflin Georgia -5 68 69
* Compete as an individual

Tournament Information:

Dates: Friday 28 October – Sunday 30 October
Location: Royal Kā’anapali, Lahaina, Maui
Course Scale (Par): 6,900 (71)
Format: 54 holes; 18 holes each day; 5-count-4
Tee Times: 8am HDT shotgun each day
Live Evaluation: Golfstat
Host: University of Hawai’i
Defending team champion: University of Kansas
Defending Individual Champion: Brandon Berry, Loyola University Maryland

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