Johnston (68) leads after 2 rounds at Winchester Classic, Bogstrand 2nd

Sam Johnston tees off during the first round of the Winchester Classic. Johnston fired a second-round 68 to take a two-shot lead in the tournament.
Sam Johnston tees off during the first round of the Winchester Classic. Johnston fired a second-round 68 to take a two-shot lead in the tournament.

MEADOW VISTA, Calif. (April 20, 2013) – Oklahoma Christian freshman Sam Johnston shot a sizzling 4-under-par 68 and seized a two-shot lead on Saturday during the second round of the Winchester Classic at Winchester Country Club.

OC, a late entry for the tournament filled with nine NCAA Division I schools, also had a second candidate for medalist honors in senior Vilhelm Bogstrand, who shot a second-round 71 and was tied for second with Glen Scher of California-Santa Barbara.

The Eagles moved up a spot in the team race as a result. OC posted a team score of 292 and was tied for third with Long Beach State at 586, eight shots behind the leader, tournament co-host California-Davis. California State-Fullerton was second, four shots behind Cal-Davis. First-round leader Cal-Santa Barbara fell to fifth at 589.

Johnston posted a 32 on the front nine on the 7,144-yard course in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in northern California, recording four birdies along the way. Through 15 holes he was at 8-under for the tournament before a bogey on the par-4 No. 16 and a double bogey on No. 17 brought him back to the field.

Bogstrand closed his round with three straight birdies to post his second straight under-par round and stay in contention.

OC’s other senior, Logan Herbst, shot a 73 – an eight-shot improvement over his first-round score – and was tied for 36th in the 59-man field at 154. Alasdair Dalgliesh’s 80 left him at 157, tied for 41st, while Taylor Williams struggled and posted a 91, putting him in 53rd place at 167.

The tournament will conclude Sunday.

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