Robinson, Nemecek, Grigsby sign with Oklahoma Christian

Michael Robinson, a standout at Sayre High School and in the Oklahoma junior golf ranks, has signed a letter of intent to play at Oklahoma Christian, OC coach David Lynn said Sunday.

Robinson posted a 73.5 stroke average this past summer competing on the Oklahoma Junior Golf Tour, winning one tournament after winning twice on the tour in 2014. He ended this summer by finishing eighth in the prestigious Red River Challenge at Dornick Hills Golf and Country Club in Ardmore, an event that featured top junior players from Oklahoma and Texas.

In prep competition, Robinson tied for ninth in the Class 2A state tournament as a junior this past spring. He also holds the course record at Sayre Country Club with a 10-under-par 62.

"Michael is an outstanding student-athlete who will immediately make our team better starting in the fall of 2016," Lynn said.

He’ll join an OC program that has a long tradition of success, one that includes national titles in 2009 (NAIA), 2011 (NAIA) and 2012 (NCCAA). OC has posted a top-four finish in either the NAIA (spring 2000-2012) or NCCAA (fall 2012-2014) national tournament for each of the past 16 academic years. OC just began its first academic year as a full NCAA Division II member.

Ashton Nemecek, a key member of Purcell High School’s back-to-back Class 3A title squads the past two seasons, and Canadian Abigail Rigsby have signed letters of intent to play college golf at Oklahoma Christian, OC women’s coach Greg Lynn said.

Nemecek earned first-team All-City honors from The Oklahoman after her sophomore and junior season, posting a stroke average of 78 during the spring 2015 campaign. In May, she finished as the 3A individual runner-up by one shot while helping the Dragons to their second straight team championship. She was third individually in 3A as a sophomore in 2014.

During the past two high school seasons, she has won five tournaments and finished in the top four in nine other events. This summer, she won two events on the Oklahoma Junior Golf Tour and placed second in a third tournament.

"Ashton is a long-hitting player who has been improving every time I have watched her play," Lynn said. "She has been a good high school golfer and she will be a very strong player at OC, one with unlimited potential."

In its fifth season of competition – and its first as a full NCAA Division II member – OC already has forged a strong tradition in women’s golf. The Lady Eagles won three events last spring, including taking the unofficial team title in the Heartland Conference Championship.

The Lady Eagles were 39th in Division II in the Golfstat.com Relative Ranking after the fall 2015 season – one of five Heartland teams in the top 40.

Rigsby, who won a provincial title in her native country of Canada, took top honors in August in the British Columbia Juvenile Girls Championship at Spallumcheen Golf and Country Club in Vernon, B.C., shooting a course-record 6-under-par 65 in the final round to post a three-shot win.

That performance came after she finished tied for 17th in the Canadian Junior Girls Championship.

"Abi is a very talented young lady," Lynn said. "She has the potential to be as good as anyone we have ever signed. She’s very disciplined with goals that I believe she will accomplish."

In its fifth season of competition – and its first as a full NCAA Division II member – OC already has forged a strong tradition in women’s golf. The Lady Eagles won three events last spring, including taking the unofficial team title in the Heartland Conference Championship.

The Lady Eagles were 39th in Division II in the Golfstat.com Relative Ranking after the fall 2015 season – one of five Heartland teams in the top 40.
 

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