Goodwin, Whitting earn spots in West Super Regional

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INDIANAPOLIS (April 30, 2018) – For the second straight year, Oklahoma Christian golfer Kate Goodwin is headed to the NCAA Division II West Super Regional as an individual.

Goodwin was one of six individual players, along with 12 teams, chosen Monday to compete in the Super Regional, set for May 7-9 at Hillcrest Country Club in Durango, Colo.

It will be the third Super Regional trip in as many years for Goodwin, a junior from Tulsa who also was a part of OC’s qualifying team in 2016. She and current teammate Abigail Rigsby each made the Super Regional field last year as individuals. Rigsby would have been in this year’s field, if not for a season-ending injury she suffered earlier this month.

Goodwin has a scoring average of 76.52 over 25 rounds, which ranks 13th in the Heartland Conference and 87th in Division II. She has posted five rounds at par or better in 2017-18, including one in each of her last three events, and finished in the top five in three events.

Jess Whitting

“We are very excited that Kate has been chosen to play in the Super Regional,” OC coach Greg Lynn said. “To see her rewarded for her hard work this season is extremely satisfying. We know she can compete with the best players in the country and certainly has the ability to qualify for the finals.”

Other individuals in the West Super Regional field will be Imkeleen Meyer of Newman (Kan.), Jess Whitting of Rogers State, Carolin Chang of California State-East Bay, Courtney Ewing of Colorado State-Pueblo and Katie Ford of Dixie State (Utah).

Whitting, a freshman from Perth, Australia, ranked No. 2 for individuals in the West Super Regional.

The 12 teams selected for the Super Regional were Dallas Baptist (Texas), California State-San Marcos, California Baptist, Tarleton State (Texas), West Texas A&M, Academy of Art (Calif.), California State-Monterey Bay, St. Mary’s (Texas), St. Edward’s (Texas), Midwestern State (Texas), Sonoma State (Calif.) and Colorado-Colorado Springs.

The top three teams, along with the top three individuals not on one of those three teams, will advance to the NCAA Division II Championship, which will be held May 16-19 at Bay Oaks Country Club in Houston. OC’s Audrey Meisch qualified as an individual for the Division II Championship in 2016 and Rigsby did the same last year.


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