EDMOND, Okla. – Oklahoma City University grabbed a three-shot lead through 36 holes of the Allen B. Pease Intercollegiate on Monday at Rose Creek Golf Club.
Tres Hill topped the Stars with a tie for second place at three strokes off the pace. Oklahoma City, ranked seventh among NAIA men’s golf, stood three shots ahead of No. 11 Texas Wesleyan.
The Stars came up with a 283-291–874 on the par-72, 7,048-yard course. Texas Wesleyan carded a 289-288–877.
Hill, a sophomore from Elk City, Okla., studying finance, paced OCU with a 70-72–142. Hill led the tournament field with 11 birdies. Chayan Duha of Texas Wesleyan had the low two-round score with a 71-68–139.
Four Stars stood among the tournament’s top 10. Alex Bloxham put together a 68-76–144 to tie for fourth. Bloxham, a freshman from Broken Arrow, Okla., majoring in business administration, racked up nine birdies.
Dylan Teeter delivered a 73-72–145, tied for sixth, for the Stars. Teeter, a sophomore from Bixby, Okla., studying accounting, knocked in six birdies and an eagle on the par-5, 526-yard eighth hole. Leandro Mihaich, a freshman from Córdoba, Argentina, studying marketing, supplied OCU with a 75-71–146, good for a tie for eighth. Mihaich sank eight birdies.
The Stars’ Will Fore carded a 72-80–152 while making five birdies. OCU had a second team shoot 337-316–653.
Cameron Lopez, a sophomore from Midland, Texas, majoring in finance, tied for 13th with a 76-73–149. Bosten Benn shot an 83-74–157, while Ben Thionnet added a 92-77–169. Caleb Allen had an 86-92–178 for the Stars.
The Allen Pease Intercollegiate concludes 9 a.m. Tuesday.