DUNCAN — East Central University remained in eighth place after two rounds of the NCAA Division II South Central Super Regional Golf Tournament Tuesday at the par-72 Territory Golf Club.

There were two lightning delays during Tuesday’s second round.

The Tigers with a team score of 619 was 41 strokes off the pace set by Central Oklahoma (578). St. Edward’s was second with a 585, followed by St. Mary’s (586), host Cameron (587), Northeastern State (588), Abilene Christian (595), Western New Mexico (599) and ECU.

UCO’s Mitch Boles shot an even-par 72 after firing a 4-under 68 on Monday. Boles, with a two-round score of 140, holds a shot advantage over Cameron’s Travis Lovins and Northeastern State’s Brad Risenhoover. Lovins also had an even-par round on Tuesday after shooting a 3-under 69 on Monday. Risenhoover was 1-over Tuesday after firing a 4-under-par 68 in the opening round.

ECU senior Andrew Bishop was tied for 32nd place with a 152 (76-76). Teammate Ryan Webb was tied for 34th with a 153 (77-76). Tate Streater was next for ECU with a 159 (79-80) for 41st place and Drew Pyrum was 42nd with a 160 (77-83). Steven Flor was at 164 (86-78) for 44th place.

The third and final round was scheduled to be played today.

Leading the way for ECU during Monday’s first round was Bishop, was tied with six others for 23rd place with a 4-over 76. Bishop birdied the par-5 No. 7 hole, but was plagued by bogeys on No. 5, 14 and 17 to go along with a double-bogey on No. 12.

Two other Tigers — Drew Pyrum and Ryan Webb — were tied with four others for 30th place with a 5-over 77.

Pyrum — an Ada High graduate — was at 6-over for the first nine holes, but birdied four of the next six holes. But bogeys on No. 16, 17 (a double) and 18 prevented Pyrum from climbing higher on the leaderboard. Webb posted three birdies on the day, but bogeyed seven holes, including a double on No. 18.

On to nationals for ECU netters

ADA — The East Central Lady Tigers tennis team will make their second straight NCAA National Tournament Appearance on Thursday at 3 p.m. against the host and top seed Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas.

The Lady Tigers finished the season with a 12-9 record overall, and received the No. 8 seed in the Central Region. 

ECU lost at Abilene (the nation's sixth-ranked team) in a close 6-3 match earlier in the season.

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