Mendoza leads Stars to repeat win in U.C. Ferguson Classic

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma City University captured its second consecutive title in the 43rd U.C. Ferguson Classic on Tuesday at Lincoln Park Golf Course.

Oklahoma City, ranked third in NAIA men’s golf, turned in a 284-291-294-859 to win the U.C. Ferguson Classic for the 12th time. Matthew Cheung led four Stars in the top 10 with a third-place showing.

OCU’s Rupert Kaminski and Garrison Mendoza tied for fourth individually, while Anthony Marchesani held a piece of seventh. The Stars created a 10-shot cushion over second-place Odessa (Texas). The field included ninth-ranked Bellevue (Neb.), which finished third; 18th-ranked The Master’s (Calif.), which took seventh; 23rd-ranked Oklahoma Wesleyan, which finished eighth; and No. 22 Bethany (Kan.), which ended 11th.

Cheung, a junior from Brisbane, Australia, supplied OCU with a 70-74-70-214. Cheung made 10 birdies during the 54-hole tournament held on a par-71, 6,576-yard course. Cheung ended three shots behind tournament winner Adam Blomme of Odessa.

Kaminski, a freshman from Johannesburg, South Africa, put together a 74-71-70-215 for OCU’s Black team. Kaminski racked up 36 pars. Mendoza, a junior from Clinton, Okla., posted a 71-72-72-215 while making par a tournament-high 42 times. Marchesani, a senior from Rosebud, Victoria, Australia, carded a 75-72-69-216 while sinking 11 birdies.
OCU’s Zach Oliver contributed a 73-77-73-223, while Jamie Warman had a 70-73-80-223. Issa Abou el Ela picked up an eagle and a 74-73-74-221 competing for the OCU Black team.

Also playing for the OCU Black were Jett Johnson (77-75-74-226), Scott Verplank (74-77-75-226) and Wyatt Robson (80-76-75-231). Brett Dixon had a 78-74-84-236 playing unattached.

At the start of the day, the temperature stood at 64 degrees and climbed to 87 degrees. Winds gusted up to 32 mph.

The Stars continue their season in The Mid-South on Sept. 28-29 at Sand Creek Station Golf Club in Newton, Kan.

OCU women’s team places 13th in Tennessee

GERMANTOWN, Tenn. – The Oklahoma City University women’s golf team wrapped up its first tournament of the season by finishing 13th Tuesday at the Ridgeway Country Club.
The Stars finished just ahead of NCAA Division I schools Louisiana-Monroe and North Texas. Oklahoma City, nationally ranked sixth, was the only NAIA school in competition.
OCU shot a 312-317-316–945. OCU recorded 122 pars and 21 birdies.

Memphis won the tournament with a score of 293-296-285–874. The Tigers led the field with 165 pars and 34 birdies on the par-71, 6,105-yard course. Ole Miss trailed in second place with a total score of 907, while Cincinnati followed in third with 917 strokes.

Emma Allen, a sophomore from Broken Arrow, led the Stars with a 79-78-77-234 and tied for 35th overall. Allen amassed 27 pars and four birdies.

Caroline Goodin, a junior from Oklahoma City, finished tied at 46th overall with an 81-80-75–236. Goodin recorded 28 pars and 4 birdies. Katie-Lee Wilson, a junior from Owasso, shot a 73-84-82–239 with six birdies and 19 pars.

Kailey Campbell, a junior from Oktaha, carded a 79-80-82–241 with 24 pars and four birdies. Anna Mikish, a junior from Choctaw, scored an 82-79-83–244 with 24 pars and three birdies.

Raegan Barnes, a junior from Choctaw, finished with an 88-84-87–259 while playing unattached.

Temperatures began the day at 66 degrees and a southeast wind of 6 mph. The high temperature was 82 degrees.

The Stars are back in action in the Oral Roberts Shootout on Sept. 28-29 at Meadowbrook Country Club in Tulsa, Okla.
 

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