Goodwin under par again as OC battles host in West Texas A&M Invite

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AMARILLO, Texas (Oct. 1, 2018) – Oklahoma Christian and West Texas A&M simply ran away from the rest of the field on Monday in the first round of the West Texas A&M Fall Invitational at Tascosa Country Club’s La Paloma Golf Course.

No. 21-ranked OC – in its first round since making its debut in the Women’s Golf Coaches Association NCAA Division II poll earlier in the day – posted a team score of 293 and will enter Tuesday’s final round three shots back of the fifth-ranked tournament host. Third-place Colorado-Colorado Springs at 311 and No. 23-ranked Midwestern State (Texas) at 314 were well back of WT and OC.

The Lady Eagles’ 5-over-par team score matched the fifth-lowest in the program’s eight-season history and was their lowest since a 293 in the fall of 2016 in the Oklahoma Intercollegiate at Fort Sill Golf Course. OC led West Texas A&M by as many as seven shots before the Buffaloes rallied in the closing holes to take their narrow lead.

Individually, OC senior Kate Goodwin posted her fourth straight under-par round, a 1-under-par 71 on the 5,986-yard layout, and was in third place, two shots behind Ueakarn Look Yee Songprasert of West Texas A&M and one behind Imkeleen Meyer of Newman (Kan.). Five of Goodwin’s six collegiate rounds this fall have been under par, although she needed a birdie on her final hole – the par-3 No. 4 – to get to 1-under on Monday.

Two shots behind Goodwin, at 1-over 73, were a pair of Lady Eagles, senior Elizabeth Freeman and junior Abigail Rigsby. Freeman had a steady round, with two birdies and three bogeys, while Rigsby’s round was a roller coaster, with a tournament-best six birdies, five bogeys and a double bogey. The OC duo was tied for sixth in the 62-woman field.

OC freshman Alexandria Bennett and sophomore Shaley Goad each shot a 76 and were tied for 14th. Sophomore Felicity Wittenberg, playing as an individual, shot an 84 and was tied for 41st.

The Lady Eagles will be grouped tomorrow with West Texas A&M and Colorado-Colorado Springs and will tee off at 9 a.m.


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