Four Stars honored on NAIA All-America team, Meyers makes first team

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NORMAN, Okla. – Peri’Don Castille, Santiago Chamorro, David Meyers and Carson Seals of Oklahoma City University became Golf Coaches Association of America NAIA men’s golf all-Americans.

Meyers took first-team all-American acclaim, while Castille made the second team. Seals nabbed a third-team honor, and Chamorro picked up an honorable-mention nod.

Castille and Meyers snared their third all-American accolades. Seals reeled in all-American honors for the second consecutive year.

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Meyers, a senior from Johannesburg, South Africa, produced top-five finishes in all five tournaments he golfed in this season with two second-place finishes. Meyers posted 71.44 strokes per round with three eagles and 64 birdies. Meyers’ low round of 63 happened in the U.C. Ferguson Classic on Sept. 3 at Lincoln Park Golf Course in Oklahoma City for one of his 21 career rounds in the 60s.

In his career, Meyers ranks second in OCU history in career stroke average (72.03) with five wins. Meyers became the SAC player of the year, three-time all-region and two-time all-conference.

Castille, a senior from Dallas, wrapped up his third all-region accolade and second all-SAC nod. Castille accumulated 72.57 shots per 18 holes, 54 birdies and his first career win in the Ottawa-Arizona Spring Invitational on Jan. 27-28 in Litchfield Park, Ariz., in 2019-20. He nailed down three top-five finishes, a runner-up finish and his low round of 67 in the U.C. Ferguson Classic. Castille has provided the Stars with a 74.06 stroke average during his career.

Chamorro, a freshman from Bogota, Colombia, put together a 72.86 scoring average with 47 birdies this season. Chamorro picked up three top-10 finishes in five starts along with his first career win March 9-10 in the Oklahoma Wesleyan Eagle Classic in Bartlesville, Okla., as well as SAC player of the week.

Seals, a senior from Ardmore, Okla., supplied OCU with a 72.29 stroke average, 60 birdies and four eagles in 2019-20. Seals captured his second career win in the Dornick Hills Invitational on Oct. 7-8 at Dornick Hills Golf & Country Club in Ardmore, Okla. Seals’ scoring average sits at 73.68.

In 2019-20, the Stars accrued three victories and two runner-up finishes in five tournaments. OCU stayed among the top 12 teams in the national rankings throughout the season and landed at No. 6 in the last NAIA top 25 of the season.
Oklahoma City owns 11 national titles won in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2016 and 2018.

NAIA PING All-America Teams
First Team
Wilhelm Ahlgren, Keiser
Callum Blinkhorn, Lindsey Wilson
Noah Hoffman, Ottawa-Arizona
Carl Didrik Meen Fosaas, Keiser
David Meyers, Oklahoma City
Ruan Pretorius, Point
Ben Rebne, Dalton State
Eli Scott, Coastal Georgia
Chip Thompson, Coastal Georgia
Alexandre Vandermoten, Ottawa-Arizona
Eric Wowor, Point
Second Team
Sport Allmond, Dalton State
Peri’Don Castille, Oklahoma City
Matthew Cleary, Dalton State
Tyron Davidowitz, Texas Wesleyan
Nicolas Evangelio, Missouri Valley
Johannes Hounsgaard, Wayland Baptist
Jackson Lawlor, Coastal Georgia
Dawson Peters, South Carolina Beaufort
Jacob Thomas, South Carolina Beaufort
Ryan Van Der Klis, Point
Phil Williams, Ottawa-Arizona
Third Team
Colby Blake, William Carey
Lucas Cena, Keiser
Dawson Day, Truett-McConnell
Ethan de Graaf, British Columbia
Sentanio Minnie, Wayland Baptist
Victor Miron, Texas Wesleyan
Ryan Morant, Houston-Victoria
Timothy Nielsen, Keiser
Carson Seals, Oklahoma City
Sebastian Tremulot, Wayland Baptist
Emiel Van Geet, Southwestern (Kan.)
Honorable Mention
Taylor Beckstead, Texas Wesleyan
Santiago Chamorro, Oklahoma City
Robin Conlan, Victoria
Mason Domecq, Ottawa-Arizona
Jonathan Douglass, Morningside
Pablo Hernandez, Missouri Valley
Josh Miller, Victoria
Joe Tucker, Coastal Georgia
Blake Vise, Holy Cross (Ind.)
Chris Whitney, Reinhardt

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