MONROE, La. – Emma Allen topped Oklahoma City University with a tie for fifth place individually in the Louisiana-Monroe Fred Marx Invitational on Tuesday at the Bayou DeSiard Country Club.
Allen, a freshman from Union High School in Tulsa, provided the Stars with a 75-79-71–225. Two-time defending NAIA women’s golf champion Oklahoma City placed fifth in a field that featured 10 NCAA Division I squads.
OCU’s score of 314-311-308–933 put the Stars ahead of six Division I teams. Host Louisiana-Monroe captured the tournament for the second year in a row with a 304-303-301–908 on the par-72, 6,078-yard course.
Allen finished eight strokes behind Sam Houston State’s Paige Nelson, who finished a wire-to-wire win. The Stars’ Katie-Lee Wilson, a sophomore from Owasso, posted an 83-76-75–234 to finish tied for 20th.
Kailey Campbell, a sophomore from Oktaha, produced an 80-76-82–238, while Anna Mikish, a sophomore from Choctaw, chipped in a 79-80-80–239 for OCU.
The Stars’ Caroline Goodin, a sophomore from Oklahoma City, carded an 80-82-88–250. Playing as an individual, Raegan Barnes, a sophomore from Choctaw, had an 86-85-77–248.
The temperature at the start of the round began at 59 degrees, then climbed to 80 degrees with gusts up to 16 mph.
OCU’s next tournament will be the Johnie Imes Invitational on Sept. 29-30 at The Club at Old Hawthorne in Columbia, Mo.