The Edmond Sun
KENOSHA, Wis. —
Dillon Rust continued a late-season surge with a three-under-par 69 to pace Central Oklahoma on the opening day of the NCAA Division II Central/Midwest Regional in Kenosha, Wis. Monday.
The Bronchos finished with a one-over-par 289 total at the 6,964-yard, par-72 The Club at Strawberry Creek and are fifth in the team standings. Missouri-St. Louis leads at five-under 283, followed by Bellarmine (285) , Nebraska-Kearney (287), Central Missouri (287) and UCO.
Second-round play in the three-day, 54-hole tournament was played today and wraps up Wednesday. The top-five teams from the 20-team field advance to the to the championship finals, set for May 20-24 in Hersey, Pa.
Freshman Eric Kline also finished under-par with a 71, while the Bronchos also got a 74 from Logan Waresback, a 75 from Edmond Memorial graduate Trevor Stafford and a 78 from Chris Muriana.
Rust has finished second, fifth and first in Central Oklahoma’s last three tournaments and the senior standout got off to a solid start to stand ninth in the individual standings on a day that saw 22 players break par.
Rust had four birdies against one bogey in shooting a front-nine 33 and opened the back nine with five straight pars. He bogeyed the par-3 15th hole to fall back to two-under, but got that back with a birdie on the par-4 17th in closing with a 36.
Kline had a steady opening nine with a birdie on the par-5 second hole to go with eight pars in making the turn at one-under 35. He made five pars, two birdies and two bogeys coming in for an even-par 36.