Bayou Bisons: Harding Golf in sixth after round 1 in Florida

From Harding University

The Harding men's golf team is in sixth place among 10 teams after the first round of the Indian Bayou Classic, played Monday at Indian Bayou Golf Course.

The Bisons are 10 strokes off the lead after shooting a season-best round of 303. North Alabama leads the event at 293.

Harding junior Lucas Collins fired an even par 72 and is tied for fifth individually. He trails North Alabama's Ricky Stimets and Matt Stephens by three strokes. Collins, who had 14 pars, two birdies and two bogies, has played two of his three rounds this fall at par or better. It was his fourth career round of par or better.

"Lucas continues to lead our team with impressive scores," head coach Dustin Howell said. "Our team needs to get on the same page and play the golf they all have inside of them."

Sophomore Brandon Clark is one of three Bisons playing as individuals in the tournament. He shot a season-best 1-over 73 and is tied for eighth.

Harding freshman Alex Williamson shot 75 and is tied for 20th.

The second and final round will be played Tuesday.

Lucas Collins
Lucas Collins