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Mon, Sep. 11, 2017 - [Men's Golf]

OKLAHOMA CITY – Playing 36 holes in the same tournament day for the first time this season, the Mid-America Christian University men's golf team took advantage of good scoring conditions to post their two best team rounds of the season, and freshman Isaac Maston led the charge.

Maston shot rounds of 70 and 72 to finish the day at Even Par and in a tie for 10th place individually, as MACU shot scores of 297 and 304 to finish the day at 601 in eighth place on the team leaderboard.

The Evangels are within 10 strokes of both Central Baptist College (596: 299-297) and Southwestern Christian University (592: 291-301) entering the final round of play. Oklahoma City University – the Classic's host – currently sits atop the leaderboard at 547 (276-271), 19 strokes clear of second place Bellevue University (566: 278-288). Kansas Wesleyan University (575: 282-293), Murray State College (578: 288-290), and The Master's University (581: 292-289) rounded out the top five on day one.

Maston shot a 1-under par 70 in his first 18 holes of the day, and entering his final two holes, he sat at 3-over for the second round. A birdie-birdie finish, however, got him back to 1-over for the round and sent him into the clubhouse at level par for the day and in a tie for 10th place on the individual leaderboard. Maston in seven strokes off the lead entering the final round, but he is just three strokes outside the top-five.

Tyler Price finished the day in a tie for 30th at 150 (73-77), Jesse Humphrey (152: 75-77) tied for 35th, And Austin Davis posted the fourth counting scores in both rounds for the Evangels, finishing the day in 44th at 157 (79-78). Gage Gibson (167: 83-84) rounded out the golfers in MACU's team lineup in 51st, while the two Evangels competing as individuals were Wyatt Bonds (T-49, 163: 82-81) and Nicholas McRoberts (T-53, 173: 85-88).

The Classic will conclude with a single 18-hole round on Tuesday, with a shotgun start slated for 8:30 a.m. at Lincoln Park's West Golf Course in Oklahoma City.