Eighth in Oklahoma: Harding Men's Golf opens fall season

From Harding University

Harding men's golf shaved five strokes off its first round score with a 305 in the second round of the Northeastern State University Golf Classic on Tuesday.

Harding finished eighth of 18 teams with a two-round score of 617. Southwestern Oklahoma State won the tournament at 589, erasing a one-stroke deficit after round one and defeating second-place Washburn by five strokes.

Harding's top finisher was junior Lucas Collins, who placed eighth with a 3-over 147. It was Collins' highest career placement and his third career top-10 finish. His previous best finish was ninth at the 2012 Natural State Golf Classic. His score of 147 was one stroke off his career best.

Junior Jordan Perry was next for the Bisons. Perry shot 11-over 155 and tied for 38th. Freshman Dillon Board shot 79 in round two and finished tied for 44th at 157. Fellow Freshman Todd Tyler Williams shot a team-best 75 in round two and placed 63rd with a 16-over 160. Williams had a team-high 23 pars over the 36-hole tournament.

Other Harding golfers were sophomore Brandon Clark (t-71st, 162), freshman Alex Williamson (75th, 163), and sophomore Nathan Kannenberg (t-79th, 165). Clark and Kannenberg played as individuals.

Harding's next outing is in Destin, Fla., on Oct. 8-9 at the Indian Bayou Classic hosted by the University of North Alabama.