Class 3A boys golf: Oklahoma Christian School charges to the front
Saints' depth contributes to 12-shot lead over Plainview.
OCS charges to front
Flexing its muscles from the start, Oklahoma Christian School put itself in good position to win its fourth consecutive state championship, and first in Class 3A.
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The Saints shot a 36-hole team total of 585 (285-300) on Monday to take a 12-shot lead over Plainview at Dornick Hills in Ardmore.
Senior Rustin Purser is in a tie for second in the individual race with a 142 total (70-72) with 18 holes to play Tuesday. But it was the Saints' depth that was most impressive in the opening round.
Zac Schaefer and Jack Lemon, the Saints' Nos. 4 and 5 players, shot 69 and 74, respectively, on the first 18 to help the team post a 285 total and grab the early lead. Schaefer's 144 total landed him in fourth place overall.
“Our depth has been a factor in every tournament,” OCS coach Cheryl Hitchcock said. “The important thing is that the guys know they can rely on one another, and it takes some pressure off.