OCU braves elements to win Southern Plains Intercollegiate at Gaillardia

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma City University gutted out the win in the Southern Plains Intercollegiate on Tuesday at Gaillardia Country Club.

Oklahoma City, ranked 12th in NAIA men’s golf, took its second victory of the fall. The Stars prevailed by 29 shots over No. 3-ranked Texas Wesleyan.

OCU won the Southern Plains Intercollegiate for the second year in a row. The Stars finished 34 strokes in front of 13th-ranked Bellevue (Neb.) and 39 shots ahead of 18th-rated Grand View (Iowa). OCU carded a 295-291-294–880 on the par-72, 7,120-yard course.

The field faced mid to upper 30-degree temperatures with winds between 10-15 mph. The golfers competed in 40-degree temperatures during the first day.

“It is always nice to win at home,” OCU coach Andy Crabtree said. “The team showed a lot of grit this week fighting through very difficult conditions. I am very proud of their effort.”

David Meyers led the Stars with a third-place finish. Riley Casey of Oklahoma and Ferdinand Muller from Oklahoma State, playing as individuals, ended tied at 4-under par after 54 holes. Muller captured the title by winning the playoff. Muller made par on No. 10 to settle the individual crown.

Meyers, a senior from Johannesburg, South Africa, delivered a 71-70-72–213 to finish one shot out of the playoff and two strokes ahead of Oklahoma State’s Rasmus Neergaard-Petersen. Meyers buried 14 birdies. Meyers led the tournament in par-3 and par-4 scoring.

Santiago Chamorro tied for seventh place at 77-68-76–221. Chamorro, a freshman from Bogota, Colombia, totaled 10 birdies. Carson Seals gave OCU three top-10 finishers with his ninth-place 73-74-75–222. Seals, a senior from Ardmore, Okla., nailed nine birdies.

Peri’Don Castille contributed an 11th-place showing with a 74-79-71–224. Castille, a senior from Dallas, dropped in 11 birdies. The Stars’ Quinton Tews added an 82-85-84–251.

OCU’s Dylan Mullaney, playing as an individual, came in 17th with an 82-73-73–228. Other Stars competing as individuals were Sam Tarpley (94-90-82–266) and Carson Breckenridge (112-110-108–330).

The Stars concluded the fall schedule and will look forward to resuming play in the spring. OCU hosts the Champions Cup on Nov. 4 at Gaillardia Country Club to raise funds for the program.


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