FORT SILL, Okla. (Oct. 18, 2016) – A record-setting tournament for Oklahoma Christian’s Kate Goodwin ended with her and her teammates holding title trophies on Tuesday afternoon.
Goodwin’s 3-over-par 75 allowed her to hang on for a one-shot win in the Oklahoma Intercollegiate, hosted by Cameron at Fort Sill Golf Course. Goodwin finished at 4-under 140 for the tournament, edging Rogers State’s hard-charging Mica Eastin, who closed with a 69.
OC, which placed three women in the top six in the 66-woman field, also recorded its first team title of the 2016-17 campaign and the eighth in the program’s history. The Lady Eagles’ second-round score of 293 put them at 582 for the tournament, 10 shots better than the runners-up, Newman (Kan.) and Texas A&M-Commerce.
Goodwin, who shattered OC’s single-round scoring record on Monday with a first-round 65, also set the program’s 36-hole scoring record by one shot. The previous mark of 141 (3-under) was set by Anna Arrese Cortadellas in March 2012 in the Battle at Primm at Primm Valley Golf Club in Las Vegas.
Goodwin’s 65 tied for the second-best round in Heartland Conference history, and her 140 tied for the fifth-lowest 36-hole tournament scoring total in league history.
The sophomore from Tulsa recorded her second career win, joining Arrese Cortadellas (eight) and Audrey Meisch (three) as the only players in program history to win multiple tournament titles. Goodwin also won last March in the Diffie Ford-Lincoln Invitational at Kickingbird Golf Course in Edmond.
OC’s top player on Tuesday was Elizabeth Freeman. The sophomore from Edmond shot the best round of her collegiate career — a 4-under 68 — on the 5,933-yard course and recorded her first career top-five finish, placing fifth at even-par 144.
One spot behind Freeman — also recording a career-best finish — was OC freshman Abigail Rigsby, who tied for sixth at 146 after her second consecutive 73. It was her second top-10 outing in five tournaments with the Lady Eagles.
Senior Allison Sell tied for 20th at 152 after a final-round 77 and senior Dana Todd shot an 84 to close at 167, tied for 54th. Playing as an individual, senior Mindy Stafford finished 60th at 170, posting an 83 on Tuesday.
The tournament ended the Lady Eagles’ fall campaign. Their spring schedule should be announced during the coming weeks.
The Rogers State women’s golf team finished in second place, shooting 301 to go with yesterday’s 293 for a 36-hole score of 594.
Senior Mica Eastin matched her own school record of 3-under-par 69 in the second round to move up from fifth place to alone in second place. She shot an even-par 72 in the first round to total a score of 3-under-par 141. The senior from Carrollton, Texas finished with seven birdies in her 36 holes
Sophomore Stirling Phillips carded a 7-over-par 79 in the second round to finish in 13th place. Senior Kina Boone posted a 74 in the final round to finish 17th at 150. Freshman Sydney Murray and Elizabeth McCloskey each tied for 30th at 11-over-par 155.