NEWTON, Kan. – Top-ranked Oklahoma City University reeled in the victory in The Mid-South on Tuesday at Sand Creek Station Golf Course.
The Stars, ranked No. 1 in NAIA men’s golf, collected its second tournament win in as many starts this season. OCU won by 19 strokes.
Oklahoma City posted a 292-284-296–872 on the par-72, 6,785-yard course. Carson Seals spearheaded the Stars by finishing tied for first through 54 holes. Three of the top finishers were Stars as Peri’Don Castille and David Meyers tied for fourth place.
Kansas Wesleyan’s Coleman Houk prevailed with a birdie on the second playoff hole over Seals. Seals and Houk finished at 1 under par. Seals, a junior from Ardmore, Okla., turned in a 72-71-72–215. Seals finished with 11 birdies.
Castille, a junior from Dallas, compiled a 75-68-76–219. Castille drained 11 birdies. Meyers, a junior from Johannesburg, South Africa, supplied the Stars with a 72-70-77–219. Meyers led the field by making par on 39 holes.
OCU’s Jack Madden accrued a 75-76-71–222, which put him 14th. Madden made seven birdies and par 36 times during the tournament. Gaston Romero had a 73-75-78–226, which was 25th. Romero, a sophomore from Cordoba, Argentina, knocked down pars 37 times.
Brandon Strathe, competing unattached, shot a 74-76-74–224.
The conditions included temperatures that started in the upper 60s, rose to mid-70s by mid-day, but declined to upper 60s in the afternoon. The wind blew between 10-25 mph.
The Stars hit the course once again in the Battle on the Bayou on Oct. 8-9 at TPC Louisiana in Avondale, La.