Tulsa Kelley's Chris Karlovich ended the day all alone atop the leader board after posting back-to-back 71s to start the Class 5A state tournament at Tulsa Country Club on Monday.
“I made a lot of putts inside 10 feet and drove the ball really well,” Karlovich said.
On No. 8 the second time around, Karlovich holed out from 103 yards.
Karlovich enters the third and final round four strokes ahead of Tahlequah's Jake Johnson and five strokes ahead of El Reno's Carson Jensen.
The three were tied for the lead after the first round.
The Comets, who are playing the tournament on their home course, are in commanding position entering the final round 22 strokes ahead of second-place Deer Creek. Bishop McGuinness is one stroke back of the Antlers.
“It's a big help,” Karlovich said. “I've played this course at least once a week for the past few months. We know what the speeds are on the greens and where we need to go on each hole.”
Deer Creek coach Ryan Laverty didn't feel great about his team's performance Monday but said his team left itself in contention entering the final day.
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