The Harding men’s golf team played its first two rounds of the season Monday in the Houston Classic Division 2 in Humble, Texas. Harding finished the day seventh, shooting 613. Oklahoma Christian shot 573 to lead the nine-team field, while Great American Conference opponents Arkansas Tech and Southern Arkansas are in second and third, shooting 582 and 587, respectively.
Freshman Sam Tandy led the Bisons Monday, shooting a 5-over 77 and 1-over 73 to finish the day at 6-over 150 and 21st of 49 golfers. Juniors Trevor Mellott and Jake Croshaw both shot 153 through the first two round and are tied for 25th.
Redshirt Sophomore Caleb Nichols shot 157 in the first two round and finished the day tied for 35th and freshman Erik Shukhart shot 166 in the first two rounds of his career to finish the team scoring.
Sophomore Ethan Dahl competed as an individual and finished tied for 22nd after a 3-over 75 and a 4-over 76 in the first two rounds.
The Bisons will finish the tournament with the final round Tuesday.