Meyers wins 10th event, setting OCU record; Gough, Stars win Texas Showdown

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DALLAS – David Meyers from Oklahoma City University collected a landmark victory in the Texas Showdown on Tuesday at Cedar Crest Golf Club.

Meyers, a senior from Johannesburg, South Africa, racked up his 10th career win to become the all-time leader in wins in OCU men’s golf history. The Stars, ranked eighth in the NAIA, finished third as a team.

Meyers took the win by two strokes by shooting a 69-70-72–211. Meyers buried 14 birdies over the 54 holes.
“I think this week the course was tricky,” Meyers said. “The conditions and the setup made it really hard to score or get any momentum. I really just stuck with my game plan for the week and managed to get it done.”

Meyers passed Rupert Kaminski, who won nine events for Oklahoma City from 2015-18, in the OCU record book. Meyers matched Kaminski’s career win total in the Texas Intercollegiate on March 8-9 in Westworth Village, Texas. Meyers, Kaminski and fellow South African Tyrone Van Aswegen rank 1-2-3 on the Stars’ career win list. Van Aswegen won the 2002 NAIA individual title before making the PGA TOUR.

“Passing the record is a great achievement,” Meyers said. “I’ve had an unbelievable experience here at OCU. It’s funny because Rupert and I have been friends for a long time, so I guess I could joke around with that. Tyrone’s had a great career on the PGA TOUR, so that does give me some confidence going ahead with my future golf plans.”

With the victory, Meyers earned the win in his fifth start in a row and 13th consecutive top-five finish. His run of under-par rounds in a row ended at 13. He has 11 rounds below 70 in his 16 rounds in 2020-21.

“This season I’ve put myself in contention a lot, which has really helped,” Meyers said. “I feel as if my game has gotten a lot better, and I feel comfortable in these situations.”

The Stars recorded a 302-293-312–907 on the par-71, 6,527-yard course. Ranger (Texas), ranked seventh in the NJCAA, won the tournament, while 17th-ranked Southwestern Christian finished second.

Dalton Daniel of OCU came in fourth with a 77-68-73–218. Daniel, a senior from Newcastle, downed 10 birdies. Bosten Benn, a freshman from Edmond,  provided the Stars with a 74-81-84– 239.

Bo Robbins, a freshman from Guthrie,  compiled an 82-78-85–245, while Will Fore, a junior from Southlake, Texas, had an 86-77-83– 246 for the Stars. Robbie Sager, playing as an individual, carded an 85-83-75–234.

The Stars host the U.C. Ferguson Classic, their regular-season finale, on April 12-13 at Lincoln Park Golf Course in Oklahoma City.

Stars roll to victory in Texas Showdown

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DALLAS – Oklahoma City University secured the win in the Texas Showdown on Tuesday at Cedar Crest Golf Club.
Oklahoma City, ranked 15th in NAIA women’s golf, built a 35-shot margin of victory. The Stars’ Natalie Gough landed the individual win.

The Stars became victorious for the second time this season. OCU carded a 321-322-312–955 on the par-71, 5,820-yard course. Marty McCauley snagged his 30th career victory as OCU coach.

Gough, a junior from Bixby, picked up her second career win with an 82-77-71–230. She clinched the win with the best round of the tournament. Gough nailed five birdies, including four on the back nine Tuesday. Gough’s first win came in the Southwestern Christian Fall Invitational on Sept. 23-24, 2019 in Oklahoma City.

All six OCU golfers in the field finished among the top 10 of the tournament. Clair Hill, a senior from Gig Harbor, Wash., reeled in fourth place with a 76-85-80–241, and McKenzie McCoy, a senior from Beggs, Okla., posted an 81-81-83–245.

Lauren Behnken and Rachel Eckert of the Stars tied for seventh. Behnken, a junior from Tulsa, turned in an 82-88-78–248, while Eckert, a junior from Bixby, shot an 83-79-86–248. Arianna Medina, a senior from Phoenix, had an 84-86-88–258 entered as an individual.

OCU finishes the regular season in the Susie Maxwell Berning Classic on April 12-13 at Lincoln Park Golf Course in Oklahoma City.

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