OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma City University tied for the lead in the Oklahoma Baptist Spring Invitational on Monday at Lincoln Park’s East Course.
Caroline Goodin, a sophomore from Oklahoma City, paced the Stars with a 74. Oklahoma City, ranked fourth in NAIA women’s golf, compiled a 303.
Oklahoma Christian also had a 303 to be alongside Oklahoma City on the leaderboard. Fifth-ranked Houston-Victoria sat 14 strokes off the pace, while 24th-ranked Oklahoma Baptist was 17 shots behind.
“Today’s conditions were difficult, and the girls did a great job of finishing the round well,” OCU coach Marty McCauley said. “We know that we have half of the tournament left, and we are looking forward to competing tomorrow and continuing to improve.”
Goodin held second place in the individual standings. Emma Allen, a freshman from Tulsa, Okla., and Raegan Barnes of the Stars were knotted for third place at 75. Barnes, a sophomore from Choctaw, Okla., was playing as an individual.
Kailey Campbell, a sophomore from Oktaha, Okla., and Anna Mikish, a sophomore from Choctaw, Okla., each posted a 77 for OCU. Katie-Lee Wilson of the Stars had an 85.
Oklahoma City individuals were Abby Thompson, who carded a 79; Claudia Chemin, who shot 81; and Taylor Cusack, who compiled an 82.
Temperatures at the start of the round were 58 degrees, while the temperature at mid-day was 70. Winds jumped from 13 mph to 22 mph with gusts up to 22 mph.
The final round of the tournament starts 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Oklahoma Baptist Spring Invitational
At Oklahoma City
Lincoln Park East Course
Par 71, 5,912 yards
Oklahoma Christian 303
Oklahoma City 303
Oklahoma Baptist 320
Murray State 332
Seminole State 344
Southwestern Christian 355
St. Gregory’s 374
Pandhandle State 389
68–Anna Arrese, Okla. Christian
74–Caroline Goodin, Okla. City
75–Emma Allen, Okla. City; Raegan Barnes, Okla. City
77–Audrey Meisch79–India Matthews; Catherine Odgers
77–Kailey Campbell; Anna Mikish
80–Darby Morgan; Emma Williams
79–Abby Thompson, Okla. City
81–Claudia Chemin, Okla. City
82–Taylor Cusack, Okla. City
86–Kadrian Shelton, Okla. Baptist
87–Paige Neidy, Okla. Baptist; Dana Todd, Okla. Christian
88–Mindy Stafford, Okla. Christian; Sidney Stover, Okla. Baptist
91–Alyssa Schneider, Okla. Christian; Chaise Lucero, Okla. Christian
92–Taylor Hildebrand, Okla. Baptist
104–Cherish Glass, Seminole