Oklahoma City men win Claud Jacobs, women finish fifth

VICTORIA, Texas – Oklahoma City University rallied to win the Claud Jacobs Invitational on Monday at Victoria Country Club.

The Stars, ranked fifth in NAIA men’s golf, made up an eight-stroke deficit and finished one shot ahead of eighth-ranked Cal State San Marcos. OCU’s Anthony Marchesani, a junior from Rosebud, Victoria, Australia, ended in fourth place.

Marchesani produced a 67-75-75–217 to finish four shots off the pace set by Jose Rolz of Texas Wesleyan. Marchesani knocked in three eagles during the tournament.

Jamie Warman, a junior from Perth, Australia, compiled a seventh-place 78-70-73–221 for the Stars. Warman sank nine birdies and an eagle over the two days.

Issa Abou el Ella, a junior from Alexandria, Egypt, provided Oklahoma City a 75-73-74–222, which tied for eighth place. He buried nine birdies and made par 33 times in the event.

OCU’s Sam Russell added a 76-77-80–233, while Jett Johnson had a 74-82-80–236.
Temperatures started the day at 67 degrees, but fell to 43 degrees by noontime. Winds picked up with gusts up to 26 mph in the afternoon.

The Stars compete in the San Antonio Shootout on March 2-3 at TPC San Antonio.
OCU picks up fifth in Claud Jacobs Invitational

VICTORIA, Texas – Oklahoma City University took fifth place in the Claud Jacobs Invitational on Monday at The Club at Colony Creek.

Emma Allen, a freshman from Tulsa, led the Stars with a tie for 10th place. OCU, ranked fourth in NAIA women’s golf, posted a 306-301-316–923.

Allen finished with 10 birdies on the par-72, 5,856-yard course. Oklahoma City’s Anna Mikish, a sophomore from Choctaw, added a 74-75-79–228, good for a tie for 13th.

Kailey Campbell of the Stars turned in a 78-78-78–234 while sinking six birdies. Katie-Lee Wilson pitched in an 81-75-81–237, while Claudia Chemin had a 79-79-88–246 for OCU.

Those playing as individuals from the Stars were Abby Thompson (71-76-82–229) and Caroline Goodin (78-83-74–235).

OCU plays next in the Southern Nazarene Invitational on March 9-10 at KickingBird Golf Course in Edmond.

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