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OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma City University set a new program record for margin of victory by taking the Susie Maxwell Berning Classic by 32 strokes Tuesday at Lincoln Park Golf Course.
OCU, ranked fifth in NAIA women’s golf, bested a field of four ranked teams including 12th-ranked Texas Wesleyan, which finished second. Anna Mikish of the Stars secured her second career victory.
Mikish led Oklahoma City to the win in the Susie Maxwell Berning Classic for the second year in a row. The Stars posted a 301-298-297–896 on the par-72, 6,004-yard course. OCU established its previous mark of a 30-shot margin in the Claud Jacobs Invitational on Feb. 14-15, 2016.
The Stars finished fifth in the Missouri State/Payne Stewart Classic and sixth in the Penn State Nittany Lion Invitational this fall. OCU will be idle until the Claud Jacobs Invitational on Feb. 12-13 at The Club at Colony Creek in Victoria, Texas.
“I couldn’t be more proud of our entire team,” OCU coach Marty McCauley said. “They have worked extremely hard so far this season and are very deserving of this result. I cannot wait until we get back to action this spring.”
Mikish, a senior from Choctaw, fired a 71-71-75–217 to win by four shots. Mikish knocked in 11 birdies.
The Stars’ Emma Allen carded a 75-70-79–224 to finish third playing as an individual.
Allen, a junior from Broken Arrow, made seven birdies plus an eagle in the tournament. Caroline Goodin provided OCU a 75-75-75–225 to tie for fourth place. Goodin, a senior from Oklahoma City, sank six birdies and hammered in an eagle on the par-5, 488-yard 13th hole.
Kailey Campbell recorded a 73-77-76–226, good for sixth. Campbell, a senior from Oktaha, Okla., nailed nine birdies. Savannah Moody turned in an 82-75-73–230, which placed her 10th and gave OCU five individuals in the top 10. Moody, a junior from Weatherford, Texas, dropped in eight birdies.
Melissa Eldredge, a freshman from Eufaula, Okla., added an 87-80-74–241, hitting nine birdies. Stars also playing unattached were Raegan Barnes (78-81-74–233) and Regan McQuaid (86-85-78–249). McQuaid, a freshman from Tulsa, buried an eagle on the 13th hole.