Meyers continues torrid play, takes lead in U.C. Ferguson Classic

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OKLAHOMA CITY – David Meyers matched Oklahoma City University’s record for 18 holes while seizing the lead through 36 holes of the U.C. Ferguson Classic on Monday at Lincoln Park Golf Course.

Meyers, a senior from Johannesburg, South Africa, posted a second-round 32-30–62 to take over the top spot on the leaderboard. Oklahoma City, ranked eighth in NAIA men’s golf, sat fifth place among the teams.

In the second round, Meyers equaled the tournament-record score Stafford Gray shot Sept. 12, 2006 at Lincoln Park’s West Course and the mark Tyrone Van Aswegen had in the River Oaks Intercollegiate on March 29, 2004 at River Oaks Golf Club in Edmond.

Meyers fell one stroke shy of the course record. Meyers buried nine of his 13 birdies on the day during the second round with birdies on all three par-5 holes (Nos. 7, 13 and 16) and the last three. Meyers surpassed his previous best round of 31-32–63 he carded in the U.C. Ferguson Classic on Sept. 3, 2019 and the Battle at the Primm on March 19, 2018 in Primm, Nev.

Meyers stood in front of Rodrigo Navarette of Bellevue (Neb.) by two shots with an 11-under-par 69-62–131. He nailed an eagle during the first round on the par-5, 522-yard 16th hole. Meyers owns a streak of wins in his last five starts. James Marchesani won the last five events of 2013-14 for the last time an OCU golfer had that many victories in a row. Meyers owns the Stars’ career mark with 10 victories.

The Stars turned in a 292-272–564 on the par-71, 6,571-yard layout. Sixth-ranked Bellevue held the tournament lead with a 280-269–549. No. 17 Southwestern Christian stood five strokes off the pace.

OCU’s Bosten Benn produced a 72-71–143. Benn, a freshman from Edmond, sank seven birdies, including three on the back nine. Benn played bogey-free his last 16 holes. Mason Mikeska, a junior from Waco, Texas, reeled in a 77-69–146 and collected seven birdies.

Bo Robbins, a freshman from Guthrie, tallied a 74-73–147 along with nine birdies, while Dalton Daniel, a senior from Newcastle, provided OCU with a 79-70–149 and five birdies.
Robbie Sager led OCU’s Blue team with a 69-72–141, good for 19th place. Sager, a freshman from Carthage, Mo., drained eight birdies. Will Fore, a junior from Southlake, Texas, scored a 74-73–147. Ben Thionnet, a freshman from Edmond, Okla., shot a 75-76–151, and Carson Breckenridge, a sophomore from Tucson, Ariz., picked up an 80-73–153. Quinton Tews, a senior from Edmond, had a 78-78–156.

The tournament finishes with a shotgun start 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at Lincoln Park. The Stars tee off No. 1.


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