Eagles in 2nd after first day of UST Mamiya TX Intercollegiate

Vilhelm Bogstrand led OC on Sunday with a 2-under-par 70 in the UST Mamiya TX Intercollegiate in Fort Worth, Texas.

FORT WORTH, Texas (March 11, 2012) – No. 1-ranked Oklahoma Christian was tied for second place and trailed Southern Nazarene by seven shots after Sunday’s first round in the UST Mamiya TX Intercollegiate at Hawks Creek Golf Club.

Led by Vilhelm Bogstrand’s 2-under-par 70, the Eagles posted a team score of 2-under 286 on the rain-softened, 6,847-yard course. Bogstrand was tied for eighth individually, while unranked Southern Nazarene had three golfers in the top eight, including the leader, Sam Russell, who fired a 66.

The Eagles will enter Monday’s final round tied with No. 6 (and tournament host)Texas Wesleyan and No. 3 Oklahoma City University. Nine teams are within 12 shots of the lead.

The bottom line for OC, which won its first two tournaments of the spring season, is it will have to come from behind for the first time in 2012.

“We made a lot of silly mistakes today and had a few penalties,” OC coach David Lynn said. “If we can play a bit smarter tomorrow and make some putts I think we can give it a run. We have led the last nine consecutive tournament rounds we have played, which includes three events in a row. I am eager to see what we can do playing from behind.”

Lynn described the Eagles’ play on Sunday as “fairly average.” Because OC’s practice round was rained out, two Eagles, Jared Consoli and Alasdair Dalgliesh, had never before played at Hawks Creek before teeing off for the first round, which Lynn said put them at a disadvantage.

Logan Herbst posted OC’s second-best score, a 1-under 71, and was tied for 15th. Consoli shot a 72 and was tied for 22nd, while Preston Wilkins and Dalgliesh each fired a 73, tied for 33rd.

The tournament’s final round will start at 8:30 a.m. Monday.