Gough leads Stars in Lady Blue Hen Invitational

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. – Natalie Gough led Oklahoma City University with a 27th place individually in the Delaware Lady Blue Hen Invitational on Sunday at Rehoboth Beach Country Club.

Gough, a sophomore from Bixby, Okla., amassed a 76-75-79–230 for the Stars. Oklahoma City, ranked sixth in NAIA women’s golf, took 11th place.

OCU carded a 322-320-323–965 on the par-72, 6,126-yard course. Pennsylvania secured the victory after leading on day one. OCU was the only NAIA team competing against a field of 10 NCAA Division I teams.

Gough finished the tournament with eight birdies and par on 27 holes. Gough sank three birdies on Sunday, hitting her first on the third hole, a par-3, 169-yard hole. She also recorded birdies on the eighth, a par-4, 363-yard hole, and the 12th, a par-4, 354-yard hole.

Melissa Eldredge, a senior from Eufaula, Okla., turned in an 77-83-78–238 to go with two birdies and 35 pars, while Lauryn Pritchard scored an 83-85-81—249 for OCU. Pritchard, a sophomore from Allen, Texas, made par 27 times and recorded two birdies.

Clair Hill, a junior from Gig Harbor, Wash., logged an 87-80-85—252, sinking one birdie while making par 22 times for the Stars.

Lauren Behnken, a sophomore from Tulsa, Okla., picked up an 86-82-86—254, making par 19 times along with hitting two birdies.

OCU is now finished with fall competitions and will return to compete again Jan. 27-28, 2020 in the Ottawa-Arizona Invitational at Wigwam Golf Resort in Litchfield Park, Ariz.

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