OKLAHOMA CITY — Southwestern Christian University carded an opening-round 299 and sat in tie for third place in the SCU Fall Invite Tuesday at Lake Hefner Golf Course.
The Eagles tied with St. Gregory's after one round of action on the par-72, 6,970-yard course and sat just five shots behind tournament co-leaders Bellevue (Neb.) and Kansas Wesleyan.
Taylor Nichols, a junior from Idabel, Okla., shot a one-over par 73 in the opening round and tied for sixth place individually.
Kansas Wesleyan's Ben Hadden fired a first-round 67 and took the individual lead.
Heston Brown, a freshman from Cordell, Okla., tied for ninth individually with a first round tally of 74.
Tristen Dunn rounded out the SCU top-5 with a score of 82.
Jack Laine-Wyllie, of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, paced SCU's B team with a first round score of 75.
Judah Whitman, a freshman from Lima, Ohio, shot 79, Donovan Osborne, a freshman from Cache, Okla., finished with 82, Eric Patterson, a freshman from Bristow, Okla., carded 84 and Wes Lawhorn, a junior from Copan, Okla., shot 86.
The second and final round of the SCU Fall Invite will tee off at 8 a.m. Wednesday at Lake Hefner Golf Course.