Bogstrand 2nd, Eagles 4th after opening round at Winchester Classic

OC senior Vilhelm Bogstrand watches a putt Friday during the first round of the Winchester Classic. Bogstrand shot a 70 and was tied for second.
OC senior Vilhelm Bogstrand watches a putt Friday during the first round of the Winchester Classic. Bogstrand shot a 70 and was tied for second.

MEADOW VISTA, Calif. (April 19, 2013) – Oklahoma Christian senior Vilhelm Bogstrand fired a 2-under-par 70 Friday and was tied for second after the first round of the Winchester Classic at Winchester Country Club.

In a tournament that includes nine NCAA Division I squads, one NAIA team and OC, the Eagles stood tied for fourth in the team race with a 294 score, seven shots behind the leader, California-Santa Barbara.

Co-host California-Davis was second, two shots back at 289, with California State-Fullerton at 290 and co-host Nevada tied with OC.

Bogstrand, playing in his final collegiate tournament, overcame consecutive bogeys on No. 9 and No. 10 and closed with a birdie on the par-5 No. 18. He was tied with three other players in the 58-man field, one shot behind the individual leader, Brett Silvernail of UCSB.

OC freshman Sam Johnston wasn’t far behind, tied for sixth after shooting a 1-under 71 on the 7,144-yard layout in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in northern California.

As for the Eagles’ other players, Taylor Williams shot a 76 and was tied for 32nd, while Alasdair Dalgliesh’s 77 left him tied for 35th. Logan Herbst posted an 81 and was tied for 48th.

The tournament will continue Saturday and Sunday. The event was a last-minute addition to OC’s spring schedule after the Eagles had one tournament cancelled and two others shortened due to weather.

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