STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – Anna Mikish of Oklahoma City University moved into the top 10 individually in Penn State’s Nittany Lion Invitational on Sunday at the Penn State Blue Course.
Mikish, a senior from Choctaw, Okla., tied for 10th with a 75-78-72–225 for the Stars. OCU, ranked fourth in NAIA women’s golf, moved up to sixth place at 317-307-300–924.
Oklahoma City fired the second-best team score of the day, tying with Columbia and standing five strokes behind Penn State’s round. The Stars finished in front of three NCAA Division I teams.
“I couldn’t be more proud of our team’s resiliency,” OCU coach Marty McCauley said. “We still have a lot of work to do, especially with beginning our tournaments a bit better, but overall, it was a great performance for us. We were able to play some stronger D-I teams in a part of the country we haven’t played, and we were able to achieve a solid finish.”
Mikish and Kailey Campbell each dropped in a team-leading seven birdies on the par-72, 6,306-yard course. Savannah Moody supplied OCU with an 81-76-74–231, tied for 20th place. Moody, a junior from Weatherford, Texas, finished the event with four birdies.
Campbell, a senior from Oktaha, Okla., recorded an 82-78-79–239 for the Stars. Melissa Eldredge, a freshman from Eufaula, Okla., posted an 80-75-85–240 and four birdies. Raegan Barnes, a senior from Choctaw, Okla., contributed an 81-85-75–241.
The temperature at the course opened the day at 48 degrees then moved up to 64 degrees during Sunday’s round.
The Stars hold their fall home event, the Susie Maxwell Berning Classic, on Oct. 17-18 at Lincoln Park Golf Course in Oklahoma City.