LAS VEGAS (March 2, 2020) – No. 6-ranked Oklahoma Christian stood fifth Monday after the second round of the power-packed Las Vegas Desert Invitational at Royal Links Golf Club’s Links Replica Course.
The 20-team field – which includes six ranked squads – finished their weather-delayed first round before playing the second round. OC finished the first round with a team score of 303 (15-over-par) before improving to 300 in the second round.
At 603, the Eagles were 13 shots behind Lone Star Conference rival and No. 10-ranked St. Mary’s Texas, four behind No. 8 Arkansas Tech and three behind Regis (Colo.) and Colorado State-Pueblo. OC will enter Tuesday’s final round ahead of No. 16 Colorado School of Mines (606), No. 4 West Florida (609) and No. 23 California-San Diego (625).
OC’s Trevor Norby, a senior from Carlsbad, Calif., was the Eagles’ top individual, tied for eighth in the 104-man field at 147 after rounds of 2-over-par 74 and a 73. His steady second round on the 6,962-yard course included 15 pars. Norby trailed the leader, Andrew Ni of Colorado State-Pueblo, by four shots.
OC junior Alex Motes was tied for 26th at 152, posting rounds of 74 and 78. Sophomore Alejandro Armijo improved eight shots from round-to-round, from 81 to 73, and was tied for 38th at 154. Armijo led OC with seven birdies over the two rounds.
OC will be grouped with players from Missouri-St. Louis, Colorado Mines and St. Edward’s (Texas) during the final round. The Eagles will tee off at 8 a.m. PST (10 a.m. CST).