Photo: Shaley Goad.
LAWTON, Okla. (Oct. 22, 2018) – Oklahoma Christian freshman Alexandria Bennett shot a 1-over-par 72 and was in a three-way tie for the lead on Monday after the first round of the Oklahoma Intercollegiate tournament at Lawton Country Club.
As a team, the Lady Eagles – who are ranked No. 15 in the current Women’s Golf Coaches Association poll – posted a score of 298 and were in second place in the 13-team field, one shot behind No. 25 Tarleton State (Texas). OC was nine shots ahead of third-place Angelo State (Texas).
Bennett, from Plano, Texas, recorded five birdies on the 5,985-yard layout, two more than any other player in the 69-woman field, and posted the lowest score of her young collegiate career. She will enter Tuesday’s final round tied with Junie Khaw of Tarleton State and Mathilde Revilliod of Angelo State, two shots ahead of a group of five players that includes OC junior Abigail Rigsby.
Tied for ninth at 75 was OC senior Elizabeth Freeman, and another senior, Kate Goodwin, was tied for 14th after shooting a 77. The Lady Eagles’ No. 5 player Monday was sophomore Shaley Goad, who shot an 82.
Playing as an individual, OC sophomore Felicity Wittenberg fired an 81 and was tied for 32nd.
The final round will be played Tuesday.