Photo: OC junior Kate Goodwin is the Lady Eagles’ first all-region selection in women’s golf.
CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (May 31, 2018) – After a memorable postseason run, Oklahoma Christian’s Kate Goodwin was recognized Thursday on the All-West Region team by the Women’s Golf Coaches Association.
Earlier this month, Goodwin was the final individual selection for the NCAA Division II West Super Regional tournament at Hillcrest Golf Club in Durango, Colo. The junior from Tulsa took advantage of the opportunity, shooting a sizzling 2-under-par 70 in the closing round to tie for the individual title and record her third career tournament win.
The Super Regional individual championship earned Goodwin a spot at the Division II Championships at Bay Oaks Country Club in Houston, in which she tied for 48th while making her first national-tournament appearance.
In 32 rounds as a junior, Goodwin posted a scoring average of 76.53, shooting par or better six times. She had four top-five individual finishes and four other top-20 showings. She ranked 13th in the Heartland Conference in scoring average and was at No. 5 in the final Division II individual rankings.G
Her career scoring average of 77.39 ranks fourth in OC history and she’s one of only three OC players to own at least three tournament wins.
“We are so proud of Kate and all she has accomplished this year,” OC coach Greg Lynn said. “It is quite an honor to be selected for the NCAA West All-Region Team, because there are so many great players in our region.”
Goodwin is the first OC women’s golfer to receive Division II all-region honors. The program began play with the 2011-12 season and started playing at the Division II level the following season, achieving full postseason eligibility with the 2015-16 campaign.
Joining Goodwin on the 12-woman All-West Region team were Evelyn Arguelles, Hanna Harrison, Addison Mitchell and Ann Parmerter of Dallas Baptist (Texas), Jelina Fernando, Loukyee Songprasert and Holly Winter of West Texas A&M, Emily Brennan of Midwestern State (Texas), Maria Regina Gonzalez of St. Mary’s (Texas), Sabrina Virtusio of Sonoma State (Calif.) and Jess Whitting of Rogers State.