Central Christian College’s Ty Howell was in second place after the first day of the Central Kansas Classic Golf Tournament hosted by the Tigers on Monday at Turkey Creek.
Howell shot a 79 on his first 18 holes, but came back forceful in the afternoon session with a 72 for a 151 total.
Sterling College’s Lorenzo Bolivar distanced himself from the field with a 144, as he shot matching 72s.
Central had two other Top 10 golfers after the first day, played in gusty wind conditions. Collin Duckworth shot a pair of 78s for a 156, while JP Ray shot 77-80-157. Duckworth was tied for seventh and Ray was ninth.
Central’s Lowell Stephens, who was second after the first 18 holes with a 76, struggled on his back nine with a 91 and stands at 19th with a 167. Mathew Harget rounded out the Tigers with 86-93-179.
Central is in third place as a team.
The Lady Tigers are in fifth. They were led by Alexis Briner, who shot a 100. Other CCC scores were Savannah Horn (105), Caitlin Corn (117) and Mackenzie Gales (126).
Redlands Community College’s Kaylee Neff was the first-day lead with a 77, two shots ahead of teammate Laura Alexander and Dodge City’s Orakorn Thiryatorn.
The final round is scheduled for today.