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High Noon Highlights (6/7): Hovland to join Wolff in tour debut

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Hovland will join Matthew Wolff in professional debut:

Less than a day after Oklahoma State sophomore Matthew Wolff announced he will make his pro debut at the Travelers Championship on June 20, tournament officials announced that his Norwegian teammate VIktor Hovland will join him.

Hovland will play one more event as an amatuer, the U.S. Open, which will begin next Thursday, June 13. He is paired with four time major champion Brooks Koepka and defending British Open champ Francesco Molinari.

Eight OSU players were selected in the MLB draft this week, which is tied for ninth place for Division I schools:

Right handed pitchers Logan Gragg (St. Louis) and Peyton Battlefield (Houston) were picked in the eighth and ninth rounds on the second day of the draft. Six Cowboys were drafted on the third day. Left handed pitcher Brady Basso went to Oakland in the sixteenth round, Centerfielder Trevor Boone to Colorado in the eighteenth, pitching ace Jensen Elliot went in the nineteenth to Baltimore, Andrew Navigato went to Detroit in the twentieth, RHP Jake Lyons in the twenty second to Baltimore, and catcher Colin Simpson was the last Cowboy picked in the twenty ninth round, joining Boone in Colorado.

Lamont Evans to be sentenced today:

On a more grim note, former OSU assistant basketball coach Lamont Evans will be sentenced Friday in New York City. Evans pleaded guilty to bribery charges in January and prosecutors want him to serve at least two years in prison.

According to the Oklahoman, Evans’ attorneys told U.S. District Judge Edgardo Ramos, “Mr. Evans ascended from a mere student assistant earning no income to one step away from a head coaching position at a major Division I college basketball program, it is unlikely that he will ever be able to fully rebuild.”

Around the Big 12:

OU basketball: Assistant coach Chris Crutchfield moves to Arkansas.

Three Big 12 basketball teams in ESPN’s way too early top 25.

Around Sports:

Rafael Nadal vs Roger Federer in French Open Today

Blues top Bruins in game five to take 3-2 lead.

The Women’s World Cup begins today.