Garcia leads ORU to Payne Stewart title, OCU seventh

Event: MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial
Location: Twin Oaks Country Club (Springfield, Mo.)
Full Results: MSU/Payne Steward Memorial – Final

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Oral Roberts women’s golf team claimed the team title in the 2019 MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial shooting 8-under as a team Tuesday and finishing 292-305-376. Three Golden Eagles finished in the top 10.

Beatriz Garcia led ORU and finished second overall with a 69-77-68 score. Her 214 stroke finish is the sixth lowest overall in a three round tournament in ORU history.

Isaebella Caamal (219) and Megan Lee (222) each shot their best rounds of the tournament, 70 and 71, in the third round to finish tied for fourth and 10th, respectively.

Sarah Bell finished finished the final round 4-under on the par-71 course. Bell shot a 223 and finished 16th overall.

The Oklahoma City Stars also competed in the event, taking seventh place. Natalie Gough  provided the Stars with a top-10 finish. Gough, a sophomore from Bixby, finished the tournament with a 73-76-73–222 and ended tied for 10th. OCU, ranked fifth in NAIA women’s golf, finished better than four NCAA Division I opponents. The Stars shot 307-301-305–913 on the 6,748-yard, par-71 course. 

Melissa Eldredge, a senior from Eufaula, finished tied for 17th and had a final score of 77-69-78–224. Lauryn Pritchard and Adeline Norton also notched top-50 scores for the Stars. Pritchard, a sophomore from Allen, Texas, turned in a 79-77-77–233 to tie for 44th while Norton, a freshman from Plainview, Okla., finished tied for 47th with a 78-79-77–234. Clair Hill, a junior from Gig Harbor, Wash., had an 85-80-79–244.

Also competing as individuals for Oklahoma City were Lauren Behnken and Blayne Barker. Behnken, a sophomore from Tulsa, Okla., carded an 80-79-71–230 while Barker, a freshman from Durant, Okla., had an 85-82-79–246.

The Stars compete next on Sept. 23-24 at the Southwestern Christian Invitational at Lake Hefner Golf Course in Oklahoma City.

ORU Individual Results
2 – Beatriz Garcia – 69-77-68—214
T4 – Isabella Caamal – 75-73-71—219
T10 – Megan Lee – 75-77-70—222
16 – Sarah Bell – 78-78-67—223
52 – Annie Lacombe – 73-85-78—236
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T32 – Rachel Dupree – 76-78-75—229

Team Results
1 – Oral Roberts – 292-305-276—873
T2 – Missouri State – 294-297-293—884
T2 – UTEP – 291-298-295—884
4 – Wichita State – 302-298-294—894
5 – Arkansas State – 303-300-299—902
6 – Creighton – 304-296-304—904
7 – Oklahoma City – 307-301-305—913
8 – McNeese State – 307-303-306—916
9 – South Dakota – 310-305-306—921
10 – Austin Peay – 304-313-307—924
11 – UMKC – 306-315-307—928
12 – Drury – 320-341-315—976


 

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