TUCSON, Ariz. (April 3, 2017) – Oklahoma Christian’s Kate Goodwin put herself in contention for another individual tournament title on Monday in the first round of the West Texas Desert Invitational at The Lodge at Ventana Canyon’s Mountain Course.
Goodwin, a sophomore from Tulsa who has won twice in her OC career, shot a 2-over-par 74 on the 5,949-yard course and was tied for third in the 85-woman field, three shots behind the leader, Paige Weiss of St. Mary’s (Texas). Goodwin’s round included a team-high three birdies.
As a team, OC posted a 316 team score and was seventh in the 16-team field that includes most of the strong teams from NCAA Division II’s South Central Region. The Lady Eagles trailed co-leaders St. Mary’s and Dallas Baptist (Texas) by 19 shots.
The Lady Eagles will tee off at 8 a.m. Pacific time (10 a.m. Central time) on Tuesday for the final round, grouped with Rogers State and Midwestern State (Texas).
Rogers State sits in eighth place following the opening round after a 318 team total. Junior Mica Eastin led the way for the Hillcats with a 75 on the 5,949 yard course for a tie in ninth place. Senior Kina Boone sits tied for 21stafter firing a 77.
Sydney Murray fired an 82 to sit tied for 46th while Mariana Flores and Stirling Phillips carded rounds of 84 in a tie for 57th.
St. Mary’s and Dallas Baptist are tied for first after a team total of 297. The StMU Rattlers were led by Paige Weiss as she shot a 71 and is first individually while DBU’s Ann Parmeter sits two strokes back in second place.
Rogers State will close out the West Texas A&M Desert Invitational on Tuesday, April 4 with a shotgun start for round two at 8 a.m. Live scoring will be provided courtesy of West Texas A&M by visiting here.