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Tue, Sep. 19, 2017 - [Men's Golf]

OKLAHOMA CITY – Scoring Conditions were dramatically different at the NCCAA Central Regional men's golf Championship on Tuesday than they had been on Monday, but that did not stop Mid-America Christian University's Tyler Price from shining on the second day of the Championship.

Price shot a 73, the second lowest total of any golfer on the day, as MACU shot a 309 as a team to finish fourth in the Championship with a 54-hole total of 903.

On the first day of play, 36 holes were contested, and of the 84 rounds played 12 were at par or better (14%). On Tuesday, only one of the 42 rounds went for par or better (2%), and that round was carded by Championship Medalist Colton Ryan of Central Baptist College. Ryan (201; 68-71-71) finished 6-under par for the event, McMurry University's Michael Hunt posted a 1-under par total of 215 (71-69-75) to finish second, and Price was third at a 2-over par score of 218 (71-74-73). Southwestern Christian University's Jared Taft was one shot behind Price at 219 (71-70-78), and SCU's Heston Brown (74-72-74) and McMurry's Airaudo Bautista (73-72-75) tied for fifth at 220.

MACU finished fourth as a team, behind McMurry, Central Baptist, and Southwestern Christian. McMurry posted a team score of 882 (292-289-301) to earn the Region's Automatic Qualifier to the NCCAA National Championship which will be contested in October. Central Baptist finished four shots back at 886 (291-292-303), Southwestern Christian posted a score of 892 (301-285-306), followed by MACU's 903 (299-295-309). York College (Neb.) rounded out the top-five at 937 (309-309-319).

MACU's Austin Davis shot 227 (75-72-80) and finished in a tie for 15th place, Jesse Humphrey was two strokes behind Davis at 229 (T-18; 76-77-76), Isaac Maston finished tied for 21st at 231 (77-74-80), and Gage Gibson landed in a 27th-place tie at 235 (78-75-82). Wyatt Bonds competed as an individual and finished tied for 23rd with a score of 232 (76-77-79).

MACU will return to action on September 25 and 26 in Newton, Kansas when they take part in the Mid-South Classic, one of the premier tournaments on the fall NAIA golf schedule. The tournament will be hosted by Oklahoma City University at Sand Creek Station Golf Club, and it will feature some of the best teams from around the country in NAIA golf.