IRVING, Texas – The top-ranked Oklahoma City University men’s golf team founded itself in second place after day one of the Dallas Baptist University Patriot Classic concluded Monday at Hackberry Creek Country Club.
Peri’Don Castille, Matthew Cheung and Rupert Kaminski are all in the top five individually as the Stars recorded a team score of 290-275-565 to sit one stroke back of No. 2 Texas Wesleyan through 36 holes.
Castille, a freshman from Dallas, led the way for OCU, firing a 72-68-140 to sit in a tie for second place individually. Castille sank 10 birdies in his 36 holes to finish just two strokes shy of the individual leader Steven Anderson of Texas Wesleyan.
Cheung, a senior from Brisbane, Australia, and Kaminski, a sophomore from Johannesburg, South Africa, turned in identical scorecards in each of the first two rounds to be in a tie for fifth place with a score of 73-68-141. Kaminski sank an eagle on the third hole of his second round while Cheung hit five birdies en route to his second round 68.
The weather on the par-72, 7023-yard course ranged from 60-77 degrees with southwest winds from 3-6 mph.
David Meyers and Garrison Mendoza also competed for Oklahoma City, turning in scores of 72-71-143 and 76-75-151, respectively. Meyers, a freshman out of Johannesburg, hit an eagle on the third hole of his second round and is currently in a tie for 14th.
The Stars will look to capture their seventh tournament crown of the season tomorrow as round three begins at 8:30 A.M.
Rogers State shaved 11 shots off its first round score with a 1-over effort in the second round and are in seventh place.
Senior Hagen Barmasse shot 1-under in both rounds to set the tone for the Hillcats. The Houston, Texas native is tied for eighth after the opening day on the par 72 course. Alex Marsh fired even par on the 7,023 yard course to tie for 16th with a 144 opening day total.
The third and final round will begin with an 8:00 a.m. shotgun start Tuesday, April 4 at Hackberry Creek Country Club. Live scoring will be provided by visiting here.