Photo: Savannah Moody knocked in eight birdies Monday.
Savannah Moody of the Stars tied for the individual lead after the first day. Oklahoma City, ranked 13th in NAIA women’s golf, held a five-stroke lead ahead of fifth-ranked Texas Wesleyan.
OCU posted a 306-302–608 on the par-72, 5,920-yard course. McLennan (Texas) and 22nd-ranked William Penn (Iowa) were tied in third place at 12 shots back.
Moody, a senior from Aledo, Texas, provided the Stars with a 70-73–143 to match Texas Wesleyan’s Alex Schies, who carded a 73-70–143. Moody and Schies led the field with eight birdies each. In each round, Moody buried birdies on the par-5, 505-yard fifth hole.
Melissa Eldredge from OCU produced a 78-73–151 to hold sixth place. Eldredge, a sophomore from Eufaula, made par 24 times while sinking four birdies. She nailed three birdies during the second round.
The Stars’ Emma Allen compiled a 76-76–152 to tie for seventh. Allen, a senior from Broken Arrow, Okla., had par on 23 holes with three birdies. Regan McQuaid contributed an 82-82–164. McQuaid, a junior from Tulsa, remained even with par 20 times Monday. Loren Matrone, a freshman from Frisco, Texas, had an 85-80–165.
Clair Hill, McKenzie McCoy and Arianna Medina of OCU played unattached. Hill, a freshman from Gig Harbor, Wash., turned in an 81-75–156, while McCoy, a freshman from Beggs, Okla., shot a 78-79–157. Medina, a freshman from Phoenix, had a 78-94–172.
The tournament finishes with the third round 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at Lincoln Park.