Stars place eighth in Washington State Cougar Cup

Photo: Melissa Eldredge knocked in three birdies during the Washington State Cougar Cup.

  PULLMAN, Wash. – Savannah Moody from No. 1-ranked Oklahoma City University turned in a top-15 finish in the Washington State Cougar Cup on Tuesday at Palouse Ridge Golf Club.

Moody, a senior from Aledo, Texas, posted a 71-72-85–228 to tie for OCU. The Stars, top-ranked in NAIA women’s golf, took eighth place as a team.

Moody made par 38 times with four birdies among the 54 holes on the par-72, 6,200-yard course. She recorded her seventh top-15 showing as a Star. Oklahoma City finished in front of NCAA Division I Idaho State with its 315-306-336–957.

The Stars’ Melissa Eldredge, a sophomore from Eufaula, Okla., collected a 78-79-80–237 to tie for 31st. During the tournament, Eldredge sank three birdies, including one of the par-5, 491-yard 18th hole during her front nine Tuesday.

Emma Allen supplied OCU with an 83-75-84–242. Allen, a senior from Broken Arrow, Okla., dropped in three birdies this week. Clair Hill, a freshman from Gig Harbor, Wash., added an 83-80-90–253 with two birdies for the Stars.

OCU’s Arianna Medina, a freshman from Phoenix, carded a 90-90-87–267 with one birdie Tuesday. Playing as an individual, Loren Matrone, a freshman from Frisco, Texas, had an 80-80-88–248.

Temperatures remained in the upper-40s throughout the round with winds blowing 15-25 mph with gusts up to 32 mph.

The Stars play next in the Sam Houston Bearkat Women’s Invitational on Oct. 2-3 at Raven Nest Golf Club in Huntsville, Texas.

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