From OBU Sports Information

Oklahoma Baptist opened the Fall men’s golf season with a record-setting victory in the Southwestern Christian Fall Invitational.

The Bison shot a school-record 23-under par in the second round at Lake Hefner Golf Club, led by Todd Balkin, who won the tournament at a school-record 14 under par, including a school record with a 10-under par second round. He shot 68 and 62 for 130.

The Bison topped NCAA Division II Southern Nazarene by a stroke, 545 to 546. Bellevue was third at 560 in the 14-team field.

OBU was 31 under for the tournament for another school mark, shooting 280 on the first day and 265 on the second.

Ethan Fine was third at 10 under par, shooting 66 and 68 for 134, while freshman Drew Posada tied for fourth at 137, shooting seven under par with a 71 and a 66.

Trevor Harrison was 33rd at 147, shooting 78 and 69, while Zach Myers shot 75 and 74 for 149.

“Overall, the guys had a terrific tournament,” said OBU Coach Kenny Lindsey. “The upperclassmen Todd and Ethan played to their potential in the first tournament of the season and our highly-regarded freshman was everything we had hoped he would be. Overall, we played outstanding.”

Also for the Bison, Elkin Hotos was 22nd at 143, shooting 73 and 70, and Alexander Hall was 43rd at 148, shooting 75 and 73.


Ray Fink is the Sports Information Director for Oklahoma Baptist University.

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