Oklahoma Christian Men Lead NAIA after Day 1

SILVIS, Ill. (May 25, 2011) – The Oklahoma Christian men’s golf team took the lead following the first round of play at the 2011 NAIA Men’s Golf National Championships on Wednesday behind tournament leader Oscar Stark.

Despite the majority of teams finishing on Tuesday, the first round was cut short due to storms in the area. Once the official first round results were released Wednesday, the Eagles led the competition by eight strokes finishing ahead of Lewis-Clark State College (Idaho), and coming in 16 strokes ahead of No. 1 ranked Oklahoma City University.

The Eagles shot their way to a 281 first round score to come in three under par while Lewis-Clark State finished the first round in second with a 289.

OC’s Oscar Stark led the individual leaderboard shooting a four-under 67 first round score finishing one stroke ahead of Oklahoma City’s James Marchesani. Vilhelm Bogstrand also made a big first round contribution for the Eagles tying for fifth place overall with a one-under 70.

The Eagles’ Axel Ochoa closed the first round tied for 10th overall with an on par 71 while Preston Wilkins and Logan Herbst finished the round both tied for 23rd with a two-over 73.

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