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April 26, 2014

Sports briefs

Sooners lead in

Big 12 women’s golf

Oklahoma shot a 3-over 291 on Friday and leads after one round of the Big 12 Women’s Golf Championship at the UT Golf Club in Austin, Texas. Kansas State is second at 293.

Texas Tech (295) sits at third, with host Texas, Baylor and Kansas tied at fourth with a plus-nine score of 297. Due to injury, Oklahoma State played with four golfers and finished the day in seventh with a round one score of 298.

Iowa State (302) and TCU (310) round-out the field at eighth and ninth, respectively.

Individually, Oklahoma’s Chirapat Jao-Javanil and Kansas’ Yupaporn Kawinpakorn paced all golfers shooting  3-under 69s. Oklahoma State’s Amy Ruengmateekhun is in a crowed tied in third with a 70.

On the men’s side at Whispering Pines Golf Club in Trinity, Texas, Texas Tech’s Esteban Restrepo shot a 4-under 140 in the 36-hole opening day for a one-shot lead over three Texas golfers. Beau Titsworth of Oklahoma (73-72—145) is tied for sixth. Oklahoma State’s Ian Davis (74-72) and Zachary Olsen (73-73) are tied for eighth at 146.

The Longhorns’ strong showing at the top has them at 287-285—572, five shots better than Texas Tech at 577. Iowa State and TCU are tied for third at 592, followed by Oklahoma (593), Oklahoma State (594), Kansas (598) , Baylor (599) and Kansas State (623).

Big 12 reprimands

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 AUSTIN, Texas   — Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby has publicly reprimanded Texas linebacker Steve Edmond after the player criticized Baylor and called the Bears “trash.”

Edmond made his remarks after Texas wrapped spring practice last weekend with its annual spring scrimmage and his comments gained widespread attention around the Big 12. Edmond apologized Thursday night, but that didn’t stop Bowlsby from issuing a reprimand Friday afternoon.

Bowlsby says Edmond violated league rules against coaches and players making negative comments about Big 12 schools.

Baylor beat Texas 30-10 last season in a game that clinched the Bears’ first Big 12 title and denied Texas its first league crown since 2009. Edmond was injured with a lacerated liver and didn’t play in that game.

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