OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma City University secured the victory in the 47th U.C. Ferguson Classic on Wednesday at Lincoln Park Golf Course.
The Stars, ranked third in NAIA men’s golf, nabbed their sixth consecutive tournament title and 16th crown overall in the tournament’s lengthy history. Peri’Don Castille led Oklahoma City to the win with an individual runner-up finish.
OCU prevailed against a 12-team tournament field, topping 21st-ranked Bellevue (Neb.) by six shots. The Stars produced a 284-273-285–842 on the par-71, 6,576-yard course. Two Stars placed among the tournament’s top five and three were among the top 10.
“We had an overall great team effort this week,” OCU coach Andy Crabtreesaid. “I am very pleased with how the seniors stepped up and showed great leadership.”
Castille, a senior from Dallas, finished one stroke behind the tournament victor, Emiel Van Geet from Southwestern Christian. Castille forged a 70-69-67–206 to match his best finish as a Star. Castille previously tied for second place in the San Antonio Shootout on March 4-5, 2019. Castille collected 14 birdies this week while posting his third career top-10 showing in the U.C. Ferguson Classic.
OCU’s Carson Seals shot a 69-71-69–209 to place tied for fourth. Seals, a senior from Ardmore, Okla., knocked in 14 birdies and two eagles during the tournament. He had a top-five finish for the second year in a row in the Ferguson Classic.
Santiago Chamorro supplied the Stars with a 71-70-71–212 for a seventh-place showing. Chamorro, a freshman from Bogota, Colombia, sank 12 birdies in the tournament.
Chris Winkel, a sophomore from Ankeny, Iowa, carded a 74-78-78–230 for Oklahoma City. Carson Breckenridge, a freshman from Tucson, Ariz., added a 97-98-99–294 playing as an individual.
Oklahoma City continues its season in The Mid-South on Sept. 23-24 at Sand Creek Station Golf Course in Newton, Kan.