NEWTON, Kan. – Rupert Kaminski of Oklahoma City University won The Mid-South individual crown to spark the Stars to the team title Tuesday at Sand Creek Station Golf Club.
Kaminski, a freshman from Johannesburg, South Africa, posted the one-shot victory in his second career collegiate start. OCU, ranked third in NAIA men’s golf, came from behind to pull in the two-shot win over fourth-rated Johnson & Wales (Fla.).
Kaminski’s 67-70-72–209 topped William Houlding of second-ranked William Woods (Mo.) on the par-72, 7,111-yard course. Oklahoma City carded a 288-286-283–857 to erase Johnson & Wales’ first-round one-shot edge.
Anthony Marchesani, a senior from Rosebud, Victoria, Australia, supplied the Stars with a 72-71-71–214, and Zac Oliver, a senior from Checotah, Okla., added a 77-74-65–216.
OCU’s Garrison Mendoza, a junior from Clinton, Okla., posted a 74-71-75–220, while Scott Verplank, a senior from Edmond, Okla., had a 75-75-76–226.
Issa Abou el Ela had the low score among OCU individuals with a 75-73-73–221. Other Stars playing unattached were Jamie Warman (76-75-79–230), Jett Johnson (82-73-76–231), Wyatt Robson (79-81-84–244) and Brett Dixon (81-85-81–247).
The day started with 61-degree temperatures under cloudy skies. The temperature rose to 81 degrees, and the clouds cleared. Winds gusted up to 17 mph.
The Stars play in the NAIA Preview on Oct. 19-20 at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Ill.
At Newton, Kan.
Sand Creek Station Golf Club
Par 72, 7,111 yards
1. Oklahoma City 288-286-283–857
2. Johnson & Wales (Fla.) 287-292-280–859
3. William Woods (Mo.) 291-288-281–860
4. Wayland Baptist (Texas) 294-286-288–868
5. Grand View (Iowa) 294-290-294–878
6. Oklahoma Wesleyan 296-291-294–881
7. Lawrence Tech (Mich.) 305-291-312–908
8. Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.) 300-295-314–909
9. Bethany (Kan.) 300-308-304–912
10. Northwestern Ohio 314-300-310–924
11. Southwestern (Kan.) 313-306-312–931
12. Hastings (Neb.) 323-314-311–948
209–Rupert Kaminski, OCU, 67-70-72
210–David Houlding, William Woods, 72-71-67
211–Billy McKenzie, William Woods, 71-74-66
212–Austen Fuller, OWU, 71-74-67; Matt Morin, JWU, 71-72-69
214–Anthony Marchesani, OCU, 72-71-71; Myles Pfingsten, Grand View, 69-71-74
216–Zac Oliver, 77-74-65
220–Garrison Mendoza, 74-71-75
226–Scott Verplank, 75-75-76
216–Kyle Essary, 70-72-74
228–Ewan Diston, 78-74-76
231–Preston Walker, 77-71-83
232–Keaton Divelbiss, 80-75-77
221–Issa Abou el Ela, 75-73-73
230–Jamie Warman, 76-75-79
231–Jett Johnson, 82-73-76
244–Wyatt Robson, 79-81-84
247–Brett Dixon, 81-85-81