OKLAHOMA CITY – Solid play from two freshmen propelled Oklahoma Baptist to a lead after 36 holes Monday at the Great American Conference Preview.

The Bison followed up an opening round 290 with 289 to finish the day at 579, three strokes ahead of host school Southern Nazarene. Both rounds were played at the par-72 Lake Hefner North Course.

Lucas Coapman leads the field following two straight rounds below par. The freshman from Prosper, Texas, followed up a one-under 71 with a four-under 68 to finish at 139, five-under par.

Mason Nutt, another freshman from Prosper, is currently in a tie for third place after a two-under 142. Nutt was in the lead after round one with a 69, and finished off the day with a one-over 73.

Senior Kyle Perdew shot 73 in his opening round and 74 on his final 18 holes for a three-over par 147. Hudson Hoover is plus-seven at 151 (77, 74), and Shane Black rounded out the team with a plus-20 164 (80, 84).

“The potential of this team is starting to show. They played solidly today, but we need to go out and focus to close it out tomorrow,” said head coach Drew Posada.

Three Bison competed as individuals. Luke Garner is T24 after following a first round 78 with 74 for a 151 total. Tanner Oxford finished in 155 (77, 78), and Ryan Epperly shot a pair of 80s for a 160 total.

The tournament will conclude Tuesday with the final 18 holes.

Lady Bison wrap up first day

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – Oklahoma Baptist women’s golf is in 12th place following the first round of the season Monday at the 18th Annual NSU Golf Classic, hosted by Northeastern State.

The Lady Bison shot 332 as a team in the 18-team field at the par 72, 5927-yard Cherokee Springs Golf Course. OBU was paced by junior Kadrian Shelton, who finished T26 after an eight-over par 80 in the first round.

A pair of freshmen each shot 82 in their first collegiate tournaments. Elly Baze and Michelle Carr are tied for 42nd place after each shooting 10-over.

Senior Emma Williams is T70 individually after an opening round 88, while Shannen Stewart finished in 91 and is T80.

Two individuals also competed for the Lady Bison. Paige Neidy shot 91 and Olivia Klefsaas is T84 after using 94 strokes Monday.

The University of Central Oklahoma leads the tournament with a nine-over 297 team performance in round one.

Action will conclude Tuesday with the final 18 holes.