Fellow high school golfers patted Oklahoma Christian's Zac Schaefer on the back and congratulated him.
The junior shot the lowest score of the tournament, 143 — including the lowest round with a 4-under 67 in the second round at the Class 3A state golf championships at the Duncan Golf and Tennis Club.
Schaefer said his second round was better due to his short game.
Nothing lipped out.
“Not like the first round,” he said.
Monday marked the fourth time this year that Schaefer played Duncan's course. He had never played the course before this year.
He said he played “not this well” the three other times, shooting in “probably the mid 70s.”
Shooting below 70 in the state tournament is nothing new though for OCS' No. 3 bag. He said he shot a 69 last year.
“That wasn't close to this,” he said. “Everything fell together.”
2012 STATE CHAMPS FINISH AT THIRD ON DAY 1
When Oklahoma Christian won Class 3A last year, it marked the fourth straight year the Saints won the state championship.
The first three of those titles came while OCS was still a part of Class 2A.