OCU takes second in San Antonio to open spring season

SAN ANTONIO – No. 1-ranked Oklahoma City University took second place in Incarnate Word’s James S. Litz Memorial on Tuesday at The Republic Golf Club.

Matthew Cheung and Rupert Kaminski turned in top-five finishes for the Stars. OCU, top-ranked in NAIA men’s golf, fell short to NCAA Division I Incarnate Word by two shots.

Oklahoma City fired a 288-292-289–869 on the par-71, 7,007-yard course. The Stars finished ahead of five NCAA Division I teams. Incarnate Word snapped OCU’s string of four consecutive victories to start 2016-17 and seven in a row dating back to winning the Arkansas-Fort Smith Hardscrabble Invitational on April 11-12 in Fort Smith, Ark.

Cheung, a senior from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, posted a second-place 68-72-71–211 to finish five strokes behind Joseph Wolcik of Schreiner (Texas). Cheung knocked in 11 birdies during the tournament.

Kaminski, a sophomore from Johannesburg, South Africa, produced a 74-71-69–214 to end up in third place. Kaminski sank nine birdies over the three rounds.

Garrison Mendoza supplied OCU with a 73-74-75–222 to tie for 18th in the field. Mendoza, a junior from Clinton, Okla., hammered in an eagle Tuesday to go with eight birdies in the tournament.

The Stars’ David Meyers carded a 74-75-74–223, good for a tie for 20th. Meyers, a freshman from Johannesburg, South Africa, made birdie eight times. Peri’Don Castille, a freshman from Dallas, had a 73-81-79–233 plus an eagle during the first round.

Oklahoma City plays next in the San Antonio Shootout on Feb. 27-28 at TPC San Antonio in San Antonio.

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