Meyers of OCU captures win in Southern Plains Intercollegiate
OKLAHOMA CITY – David Meyers from Oklahoma City University earned the win in the Southern Plains Intercollegiate men’s golf tournament Tuesday at Gaillardia Country Club.
Meyers, a senior from Johannesburg, South Africa, captured his sixth career win and ninth consecutive top-five finish. Oklahoma City finished third place in the team standings.
Meyers boasted of a 16-under-par score and an 11-shot margin of victory. Meyers posted a 64-69-67–200 with 18 birdies over the 54 holes. Meyers sank six birdies Tuesday including birdies on three of the four par-5 holes on the course. Meyers equaled his career-best score against par in the 2018 Ottawa-Arizona Invitational. He had two bogeys during the tournament.
OCU carded a 294-289-284–867 to finish two shots behind tournament co-champions Bellevue (Neb.) and Southwestern Christian on the par-72, 7,001-yard course. Two Stars finished among the top five and three were among the top 16 in the tournament field.
Mason Mikeska tallied a 79-74-72–225 to take 16th. Mikeska, a junior from Waco, Texas, knocked in two birdies. He played the back nine at 1-under-par Tuesday.
Ben Thionnet, a freshman from Edmond, contributed a 77-76-79–232 with four birdies. Will Fore, a junior from Southlake, Texas, had a 79-83-77–239 with two birdies.
OCU entered three individuals paced by Robbie Sager, who carded a 78-73-78–229, which tied for 21st. Sager, a freshman from Carthage, Mo., sank seven birdies. Other OCU golfers were Quinton Tews (79-80-85–244) and Carson Breckenridge (88-83-87–258).
The Stars take to the course again in the Sydney Cox Invitational on Oct. 12-13 at Lincoln Park Golf Course in Oklahoma City.
Stars reel in record victory in Southern Plains Intercollegiate
OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma City University cruised to a landmark victory in the Southern Plains Intercollegiate women’s golf tournament Tuesday at Gaillardia Country Club.
The Stars polished off a 67-stroke win to set a program record for margin of victory. Clair Hill clinched her first career tournament win as Oklahoma City golfers filled the top five slots atop the individual scoreboard.
OCU’s Arianna Medina finished five shots behind Hill. Lauren Behnken took third with McKenzie McCoy securing fourth and Rachel Eckert nabbing fifth. Eckert, Hill, McCoy and Medina turned in their best career finishes.
The Stars recorded a 306-302–608 on the par-72, 5,829-yard layout. Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.) finished second. OCU previously won the NAIA Region VI Championships by 51 shots on April 29-30, 2005 at the Golf Club of Texas in San Antonio. OCU’s best winning cushion under Marty McCauley was 46 shots in the 2018 Southwestern Christian Invitational. The Stars led by 42 strokes after the first round of the tournament Monday.
Hill, a senior from Gig Harbor, Wash., delivered a 73-74–147. Behnken and Hill topped the tournament field with five birdies. Hill helped seal her win with birdies on the 13th and 15th holes Tuesday. Hill has top-five finishes in the first two tournaments of the season.
Medina, a senior from Phoenix, collected a 75-77–152. Medina finished with three birdies. Behnken, a junior from Tulsa, turned in a 79-75–154.
McCoy chipped in a 79-78–157. McCoy, a senior from Beggs, notched four birdies. Eckert, a junior from Bixby, posted an 82-76–158 and finished with three birdies.
Oklahoma City plays next in the Sydney Cox Invitational on Oct. 12-13 at Lincoln Park Golf Course in Oklahoma City.