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Oklahoma Christian Still on Top at NAIA Finals

SILVIS, Ill. (May 26, 2011) – The Oklahoma Christian men’s golf team maintained an 11-stroke lead over the competition following the completion of the Second Round of the NAIA Men’s Golf National Championships on Thursday.

The Second Round, originally set for Wednesday, was postponed to finish on Thursday when inclement weather cut things short. Despite the interruption of play and soggy conditions, the Eagles furthered their lead to 11 strokes behind a 293 second round score.

With the playing conditions, the Eagles added 12 strokes compared to their first round of play, however, their performance pulled them further away from the competition.

With a 574 two-round score, the Eagles sit 11 strokes ahead of South Carolina – Beaufort and Johnson & Wales (Fla.), both currently at 585. Defending national champion Oklahoma City University holds a 593 two-round score to sit 19 strokes back.

Following the Second Round, Oscar Stark still sits atop the individual leaderboard after posting a one-under 70 performance to total 137 for the two rounds. Stark maintains a four-stroke advantage over Nick Soglanich from Johnson & Wales, who holds in second.

Axel Ochoa shot a three-over 74 to tie for 14th place individually with a two round score of 145. Vilhelm Bogstrand sits one stroke back with a 146 to tie for 19th overall.

The Eagles’ fourth, Logan Herbst, sits tied up at 22nd with a 74 second round and a 147 total while Preston Wilkins lies one stroke back at 148 overall to tie for 29th after shooting a 75.

The OC men’s golf squad will complete round three of the national tournament on Thursday afternoon, weather permitting.

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