Southwestern Christian University of Bethany holds the lead and its B team is in third place after the first 18 holes of the Broncho Invitational at Gaillardia Country Club Monday in Oklahoama City.
Hutchinson (Kan.) Community College is four shots back in second place, NAIA power Oklahoma City University is in fourth place, eight shots behind.
Matej Babic is tied for second for Southwestern Christian with a 72 while Julian Alanis and Emiel Van Geet are tied for fifth after rounds of 73. The individual leader is Oklahoma State’s Tiger Christensen with a 67, playing unattached.
Host Central Oklahoma struggled in the cold and wind. Caleb Kimmel was the only starter to break 80 as the Bronchos finished with a 317 total, leaving them eighth in the 14-team tournament heading into Tuesday’s final round at the 7,120-yard, par-72 layout. Southwestern Christian leads with a 298, four shots ahead of Hutchinson Community College.
“It was a bad day for our guys and we just couldn’t get anything going,” head coach Derrick Thompson said. “The wind was relentless. Ross and Caleb both played well, but everyone else struggled.”