OKLAHOMA CITY (March 9, 2016) – Oklahoma Christian’s Kate Goodwin followed her first collegiate win by picking up her first collegiate award on Wednesday.
The Heartland Conference named Goodwin, a freshman from Tulsa, as its women’s golfer of the week, honoring her for her individual victory in the Diffie Ford-Lincoln Invitational, which ended Tuesday at Kickingbird Golf Course in Edmond.
Goodwin posted consecutive rounds of 2-over-par 72 – the latter after a lengthy rain delay – on the soggy 5,821-yard course to record a two-shot win in the 91-woman field. She became only the fourth OC player ever to win an individual tournament title while leading the Lady Eagles to a 19-shot win in the team race, giving OC its second win of the 2015-16 academic year.
Among the teams OC beat was No. 22-ranked Central Oklahoma and league rivals Newman and Rogers State.
Goodwin, who attended Riverfield Country Day School in Tulsa, is the daughter of Regina and John Goodwin. Regina is an assistant professional at The Oaks Country Club in Tulsa. Goodwin was a world class junior figure skater before a torn anterior cruciate ligament derailed that pursuit and she now pursues golf with the same zeal. She won four events on the South Central Junior PGA Tour and finished third in Class 2A as a senior.
Goodwin is the second OC player to win the weekly Heartland honor during the 2015-16 campaign, joining senior Audrey Meisch, who received the honor in September after winning the Northeastern State Women’s Golf Classic.