Stars place second in San Antonio Shootout

SAN ANTONIO – Oklahoma City University placed second with a 291-289-312–892 on Tuesday in the San Antonio Shootout at TPC San Antonio.

The Stars, ranked tied for second in NAIA men’s golf, were led by seventh-place finishers Rupert Kaminski and Anthony Marchesani, who each shot a 73-69-78–220. Jett Johnson headed the OCU Black team with a 72-75-71–218, good for fourth place on the par-72, 7,106-yard course.

Oklahoma City fell five strokes behind Sooner Athletic Conference foe and sixth-ranked Wayland Baptist (Texas).

OCU finished ahead of 10th-ranked Texas Wesleyan, No. 8 Grand View (Iowa) and No. 7 Johnson & Wales (Fla.), who finished third, fourth and fifth, respectively. The Stars’ Black team followed in sixth place above five teams, including No. 23 Oklahoma Wesleyan.

Matthew Cheung, a junior from Brisbane, Australia, carded a 71-77-74–222 for 10th place with 38 pars, second-best in the tournament.

Cheung and Marchesani were two of eight players to register an eagle among the 61-player field. Cheung eagled the par-5, 443-yard 15th hole in round one, while Marchesani eagled the par-5, 394-yard 12th hole in round two.

Kaminski, a freshman from Johannesburg, South Africa, tied for the tournament high in birdies with 11. Johnson, a senior from Norman, Okla., followed with 10 birdies.
Zac Oliver shot a 75-76-82–233, and Jamie Warman scored a 74-75-87–236 to round out the Stars squad.

Scott Verplank fired a 74-78-75–227 for a share of 16th place for OCU Black.
Brett Dixon and Wyatt Robson recorded scores of 81-77-80–238 and 82-81-91–254, respectively, for OCU Black.

The temperature rose from 65 degrees at the start of play to a high of 80 degrees with an 8-mph wind.

The Stars play next in the NAIA Contender on March 7-8 at the TPC Four Seasons at Las Colinas in Irving, Texas.

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