Photo: Abigail Rigsby was one of two OC golfers who tied for fourth in the Oklahoma Intercollegiate.
FORT SILL, Okla. (Oct. 17, 2017) – Kate Goodwin and Abigail Rigsby tied for fourth individually to lead Oklahoma Christian to a third-place team finish in the Oklahoma Intercollegiate, which ended Tuesday at Fort Sill Golf Course.
Rigsby, a sophomore from Courtenay, British Columbia, and Goodwin, a junior from Tulsa, each finished at even-par 144 after shooting a 73 and 74 on Tuesday, respectively. Goodwin finished in the top five in the tournament for the second straight year, having won the title in 2016, while Rigsby posted her ninth top-10 and 15th top-20 finish in 17 career events.
The OC duo finished six shots behind the winner, Emily Brennan of Midwestern State (Texas).
OC’s team score of 296 on Tuesday gave the Lady Eagles a two-day score of 587, good for third place, 10 shots behind team champion Midwestern State and three shots behind Tarleton State (Texas). OC was the highest-placed of the five Heartland Conference squads in the 12-team event.
OC freshman Felicity Wittenberg closed with a 3-over-par 75 on the 5,933-yard course and tied for 17th in the 69-woman field at 148. Moving up into a tie for 33rd was junior Elizabeth Freeman, whose 74 left her at 152. Sophomore Ashton Nemecek tied for 45th at 158 after a final-round 85.
Freshman Shaley Goad, playing as an individual, posted her first collegiate top-20 finish, shooting a 76 to close at 147, tied for 13th.
The Oklahoma Intercollegiate was the last of OC’s five fall-season tournaments. The Lady Eagles’ spring schedule will be announced in the coming weeks.
Jess Whitting finished in second place, and the Rogers State women’s golf team moved up to fifth with the second-best round in school history, a 293 to total a 595 in the tournament.
Whitting, a redshirt freshman from Perth, Australia, put together the best final round of the tournament at 2-under-par 70 to jump up six places to second on the leaderboard. Her final round was one stroke off the school record of 69 set by teammate Mica Eastin. The 2-under-par score was one shot better than Whitting’s first round score of 1-under-par 71.
Eastin posted a score of 5-over-par 149 in the event after rounds of 74-75. Junior Alex Massie shot 77-74 to tie for 29th at 151. Sophomore Sydney Murray climbed 19 spots with a final-round 71 and tied for 37th at 155. Sophomore Mariana Flores shot 82-76 to tie for 45th at 158.