OCU takes fourth in Kansas City Shootout

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Oklahoma City University finished with a three-round score of 319-315-315—949 and finished fourth Tuesday in the Kansas City Shootout at Shoal Creek Golf Club.

The Stars, ranked No. 2 in NAIA women’s golf, fired a final-round 315 on the par-72, 6,124-yard course and jumped ahead of NCAA Division I squads Missouri-Kansas City, Western Michigan and Missouri State to finish fourth. OCU finished one shot behind North Dakota State and 23 strokes behind tournament winner Wichita State.

Teams battled temperatures that ranged from 49 to 57 degrees with wind gusts up to 26 miles per hour on the day.

“I couldn’t be more proud of the way the girls competed today,” OCU coach Marty McCauley said. “The conditions were very difficult and they fought all day long. We are looking forward to conference in a few weeks.”

Kailey Campbell led the Stars with a three-round score of 77-81-76—234 and finished 11th individually. The freshman from Oktaha, Okla., finished one shot behind Wichita State’s Maria Alejandro Villalobos and 10 shots behind individual champion Sarah Storandt of North Dakota State.

Senior Elia Folch, of Barcelona, Spain, carded 78-75-82—235 and finished in a tie for 12th place.

Freshmen Caroline Goodin, of Oklahoma City, and Anna Mikish, of Choctaw, Okla., both tied for 34th. Goodin turned in a score of 82-85-76—243 while Mikish shot 83-79-81—243.

Katie-Lee Wilson, a freshman from Owasso, Okla., carded a final score of 82-80-83 and rounded out the Stars’ top five. Sophomore Abby Thompson, of Edmond, Okla., finished with a score of 79-82-83—244 while playing as an individual.

The Stars will return to action in the Sooner Athletic Conference Championships on April 21-22 at Tascosa Golf Club La Paloma Course in Amarillo, Texas. OCU has won 11 of the last 13 SAC titles.

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