EDMOND, Okla. – Oklahoma City University took four of the top five spots in rolling to an 18-shot victory in the Allen B. Pease Intercollegiate on Tuesday at Rose Creek Golf Club.
OCU, ranked seventh in NAIA men’s golf, put together a 283-291-291–865 on the par-72, 7,048-yard course to haul in its third victory of the season. Texas Wesleyan tallied a 289-288-306–883 to take second. Cold and windy conditions challenged the tournament field with the temperature starting in the upper 30s in the morning and moving to the upper 40s in the afternoon with 15-20 mph winds.
“The team played very well this week,” OCU coach Andy Crabtree said. “The conditions were tough, and they battled through it. I am proud of our team’s hard work and effort his week. The team continues to improve as the spring season progresses.”
Leandro Mihaich led the way for the Stars with a second-place 75-71-70–216. Mihiaich, a freshman marketing major from Córdoba, Argentina, ended up three strokes off the pace set by Chayan Duha from Texas Wesleyan. Mihaich sliced into the seven shots he trailed Duha after 36 holes. Mihaich sank 10 birdies, including two birdies and an eagle on the par-5, 504-yard 18th hole Tuesday.
OCU’s Tres Hill and Dylan Teeter finished tied for third. Hill, a sophomore finance major from Elk City, collected a 70-72-75–217 along with 12 birdies. Hill posted his second top-five showing of the season. Teeter, a sophomore accounting major from Bixby, delivered a 73-72-72–217 while nailing three of his nine birdies in the final round. Teeter had his season-best finish.
Alex Bloxham turned in a 68-76-74–218. Bloxham, a freshman business administration major from Broken Arrow, made four birdies in the last round to top the tournament with 13 birdies. Bloxham owns two top-five finishes this season. Will Fore, a senior from Southlake, Texas, studying exercise science, totaled a 72-80-78–230 while draining four of his nine birdies Tuesday.
The Stars’ second team in the tournament carded a 337-316-315–968. Cameron Lopez, a sophomore finance major from Midland, Texas, took sixth with a 76-73-71–220 with 10 birdies.
Oklahoma City finishes the regular season in the Dalton State Roadrunner Classic on April 3-4 at The Farm Golf Club in Rocky Face, Ga.