Cheung tied for lead, OCU seven back going into final round

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SILVIS, Ill. – Matthew Cheung from Oklahoma City University held a share of the individual lead in the NAIA men’s golf championships Thursday at TPC Deere Run.

Third-ranked OCU trailed 10th-ranked British Columbia by seven strokes after 54 holes. The Stars carded a 292-297-289–878 on the par-71, 7,066-yard course.



No. 1-ranked William Woods (Mo.) slipped to third with a 284-301-298–883, and 25th-rated Oregon Tech sat fourth at 301-300-283-884. Oklahoma City will strive for its 10th national crown when the final round starts Friday.



Cheung pounded five birdies in on the par-4, 448-yard fourth hole, par-4, 429-yard No. 5, par-3, 224-yard seventh hole, par-5, 581-yard 10th hole and the par-4, 357-yard No. 14. Cheung, a junior from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, posted a 71-70-72–213.



David Ravetto from Texas Wesleyan (72-70-71–213) and Lawren Rowe of Victoria (British Columbia) (73-67-73–213) landed atop the leaderboard tied with Cheung.

Anthony Marchesani of OCU stood four shots behind the co-leaders. Marchesani, a senior from Rosebud, Victoria, Australia, supplied the Stars with a 72-72-73–217. Marchesani sank birdies on No. 4, the par-4, 361-yard sixth hole, No. 10 and the par-4, 463-yard 18th hole.



Rupert Kaminski put together a 74-78-72–224 for the Stars. Kaminski, a freshman from Johannesburg, South Africa, made birdies on the par-4, 380-yard eighth hole, par-4, 428-yard 11th hole, No. 14 and the par-5, 550-yard 17th hole.



Zac Oliver compiled a 75-77-73–225. Oliver, a senior from Checotah, Okla., dropped in birdies on the par-4, 391-yard first hole, fifth hole, 10th hole, par-4, 418-yard 13th hole and the 14th hole.



OCU’s Jett Johnson produced a 76-79-72–227. Johnson, a senior from Norman, Okla., knocked in birdies on the par-5, 551-yard second hole and the 14th hole. Johnson made par 14 times and played bogey-free through 16 holes Thursday.



The temperature started the day at 70 degrees and climbed to 88. The wind ranged from 5-10 mph with gusts up to 22 mph around mid-day. 

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