Eagles fall in playoff to OCU in UST Mamiya Intercollegiate

OC’s Logan Herbst finished third in the UST Mamiya TX Intercollegiate, while the Eagles fell in a one-hole playoff against Oklahoma City University for the team title.

FORT WORTH, Texas (March 12, 2012) – No. 1-ranked Oklahoma Christian rallied from a seven-shot deficit but fell in a one-hole playoff to No. 3 Oklahoma City University on Monday in the final round of the UST Mamiya TX Intercollegiate.

It was the first loss in three tournaments this spring for the Eagles and snapped their winning streak – which dates to last fall – at three events.

OC was tied for second and trailed the first-round leader, Southern Nazarene, by seven shots entering Monday, but picked up under-par rounds from Logan Herbst, Preston Wilkins, Vilhelm Bogstrand and Alasdair Dalgliesh and posted a team score of 281 on the par-70, 6,847-yard course, matching that of OCU.

Both the Eagles and Stars finished with a two-round team score of 567, four shots better than SNU. In the playoff on No. 18 at Hawks Creek Golf Club, OCU posted an eagle, a birdie, a par and a bogey, while the Eagles had two birdies, a par and a bogey.

OC had beaten OCU twice this spring.

“I’m extremely proud of the way we fought today,” OC coach David Lynn said. “We knew we needed a great round and produced four scores under par. I take a lot of positives away from this week. Logan and Vilhelm had back-to-back under-par scores to lead us and that’s always solid.”

Herbst followed his first-round 71 with a 69 on Monday to finish tied for third at 4-under 140, two shots behind the medalist, SNU’s Johan Andersson.

Bogstrand, who shot a 70 on Sunday, fired a 71 on Monday and tied for eighth at 141. Wilkins’ 70 gave him a two-round total of 1-under 143 and tied him for 12th. Dalgliesh finished tied for 16th at 144 after a final-round 71.

Jared Consoli, who earlier in the day was named the Sooner Athletic Conference golfer of the week, shot a final-round 73 and finished at 1-over 145, tied for 21st.

The Eagles will take next week off before traveling to Primm, Nev., to play in the Spring Break Invitational hosted by Grand View (Iowa) and Wayland Baptist (Texas) on March 26-27.