SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Feb. 25, 2013) – Oklahoma Christian overcame brutal windy conditions on Monday to stand second after the opening round of the San Antonio Shootout at TPC San Antonio’s Canyons Course.
In its first tournament of the spring season, OC posted a team score of 317 and was five shots behind longtime rival Oklahoma City University. OC senior Logan Herbst was third after firing a 4-over-par 76 on the 6,826-yard layout.
The Eagles’ second team in the event was seventh among the 13 teams entered, with a team score of 325. Taylor Williams, playing on that squad, shot a 75 and was tied for the individual lead with Sondre Ronold of OCU.
OC is co-hosting the event with Texas-Brownsville. OC coach David Lynn said coaches decided to cancel the tournament’s second round because of extreme winds. The final round will be played as scheduled on Tuesday, reducing the event from 54 to 36 holes.
“The round was cancelled because the ball wouldn’t sit still on the greens,” Lynn said. “I have never had to cancel a round for wind in 13 years of college golf. The wind blew 25-35 mph for the first two hours, then a constant 40 mph for the second half of the round. It was a mental battle all day.”
Those conditions made the rounds played by Williams and Herbst even more impressive, Lynn said.
“Logan and Taylor played outstanding today,” Lynn said. “Team-wise we are OK and have a chance to win tomorrow if we play well.”
OC and OCU split during the fall season, with each finishing ahead of the other in one tournament.
Vilhelm Bogstrand, playing on OC’s first team, was sixth after shooting a 78. Other first-team players were Sam Johnson (81, tied for 21st), Johnny Ellis (82, tied for 28th) and Trey Payne (86, tied for 47th).
Joining Williams on OC’s second team were Alasdair Dalgliesh (81), Jared Consoli (82) and Bobby Tod (87, tied for 53rd).