OKLAHOMA CITY – Kailey Campbell of Oklahoma City University tied for ninth place after 36 holes of the Susie Maxwell Berning Classic on Monday at Lincoln Park Golf Course.
Campbell, a sophomore from Oktaha, Okla., carded a 73-74-147 to be nine strokes off the pace for the Stars. Two-time defending NAIA women’s golf champion Oklahoma City sat in sixth place.
OCU shot a 310-293-603 to be 14 shots behind first-place Bellevue (Neb.). Redlands’ Ivon Reijers posted a 71-67-138 to hold the top spot among the individuals.
Campbell knocked in five birdies for the Stars. Katie-Lee Wilson, a sophomore from Owasso, Okla., produced a 76-74-150 for OCU while making par 26 times.
Caroline Goodin contributed a 79-73-152 for the Stars. Goodin, a sophomore from Oklahoma City, buried a team-high eight birdies. Anna Mikish, a sophomore from Choctaw, Okla., put together an 82-72-154 to go with 26 pars.
OCU’s Taylor Cusack, a junior from Oklahoma City, added an 84-83-167. Stars playing as individuals were Emma Allen (75-75-150), Abby Thompson (73-78-151) and Raegan Barnes (79-74-153).
The temperature climbed from 67 degrees during the morning start to 84 degrees at mid-afternoon. Winds were up to 10 mph on the par-72, 6,004-yard course.
The tournament finishes Tuesday starting with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start.
The Rogers State women’s golf team opened the 2014-15 season in impressive fashion breaking a school record shooting a 298 in round one Monday at the Susie Maxwell Berning Classic at the West Course of Lincoln Park Golf Course.
Four of the five team members matched or topped a career low in coach Josh Fosdick’s debut pushing past the previous record low of 299 into a tie for fourth place at 602. The Hillcats net a 304, the third-lowest round in program history, in the second round in the 14-team event hosted by two-time defending NAIA Women’s Golf National Champion Oklahoma City.
Junior Raquel Trevino shot an even-par 72 in round one to match a school record for low round set by Kina Boone and Kelsey Stuever a season ago. The Pasadena, Texas native dropped back to 15th place after a 77 in the final round of the day finishing with five birdies in 36 holes playing the par-4’s to 1-under-par for a 149.
Carding identical, career-low rounds of 2-over-par 74 to lead RSU, Michelle Tierney sits in a tie for 12th place, just one shot back of the top 10 with her 148. The sophomore led the 75-golfer field with 28 pars on the day.
Sophomore Mica Eastin made her Hillcat debut in tournament play shooting rounds of 74 and 78 to place 26th overall at 152 while junior Chelsea Burney went 78-75 matching her career best sitting in 29th place at 153. The pair combined for 49 pars during the two rounds of competition.
The above-mentioned sophomore Boone posted back-to-back scores of 78 to close the day for RSU as she enters the final round 37th at 156.
Bellevue University sits atop the team leaderboard after rounds of 295 and 284 while Ivon Reijers of Redland Community College has a five-shot advantage over the field as the top individual posting both rounds under par at 71 and 67 (-6).
The Hillcats close their season-opening event Tuesday with an 18-hole round beginning on the same 6,004-yard course at 8:30 a.m.
1 Bellevue University 295 284 579
2 Wayland Baptist 293 293 586
3 Oklahoma Christian 302 292 594
T4 Rogers State U. 298 304 602
T4 Redlands CC 307 295 602
6 Oklahoma City U. 310 293 603
7 Texas Wesleyan University 298 308 606
8 Oklahoma Baptist U. 317 309 626
9 Southwestern Christian 328 319 647
10 Murray State CC 342 327 669
11 Oklahoma Christian (B) 340 331 671
12 St. Thomas (TX) 344 329 673
13 Southwestern College 349 327 676
14 St. Gregory’s U. 373 379 752