OCU shares first-day lead in Oklahoma Baptist Invitational

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma City University tied for the lead in the Oklahoma Baptist Spring Invitational on Monday at Lincoln Park’s East Course.

Caroline Goodin, a sophomore from Oklahoma City, paced the Stars with a 74. Oklahoma City, ranked fourth in NAIA women’s golf, compiled a 303.

Oklahoma Christian also had a 303 to be alongside Oklahoma City on the leaderboard. Fifth-ranked Houston-Victoria sat 14 strokes off the pace, while 24th-ranked Oklahoma Baptist was 17 shots behind.

“Today’s conditions were difficult, and the girls did a great job of finishing the round well,” OCU coach Marty McCauley said. “We know that we have half of the tournament left, and we are looking forward to competing tomorrow and continuing to improve.”

Goodin held second place in the individual standings. Emma Allen, a freshman from Tulsa, Okla., and Raegan Barnes of the Stars were knotted for third place at 75. Barnes, a sophomore from Choctaw, Okla., was playing as an individual.

Kailey Campbell, a sophomore from Oktaha, Okla., and Anna Mikish, a sophomore from Choctaw, Okla., each posted a 77 for OCU. Katie-Lee Wilson of the Stars had an 85.

Oklahoma City individuals were Abby Thompson, who carded a 79; Claudia Chemin, who shot 81; and Taylor Cusack, who compiled an 82.

Temperatures at the start of the round were 58 degrees, while the temperature at mid-day was 70. Winds jumped from 13 mph to 22 mph with gusts up to 22 mph.

The final round of the tournament starts 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Oklahoma Baptist Spring Invitational
At Oklahoma City
Lincoln Park East Course
Par 71, 5,912 yards

Team Scoring

Oklahoma Christian 303
Oklahoma City 303
Houston-Victoria 317
Oklahoma Baptist 320
Murray State 332
Seminole State 344
Southwestern Christian 355
St. Gregory’s 374
Pandhandle State 389

Top Individuals
68–Anna Arrese, Okla. Christian
74–Caroline Goodin, Okla. City
75–Emma Allen, Okla. City; Raegan Barnes, Okla. City

Oklahoma Christian
77–Audrey Meisch79–India Matthews; Catherine Odgers
80–Allison Sell

Oklahoma City
77–Kailey Campbell; Anna Mikish
85–Katie-Lee Wilson

Oklahoma Baptist
78–Whitney Manley
80–Darby Morgan; Emma Williams
82–Madison Herron
96–Ashton Gores

Murray State
75–Elidie-Jane Yates
76–Ali White
89–Megan Buchanan
92–Kendyll Harvey

Seminole State
83–Olivia Pruitt
85–Jody Vance
86–Brook Hurst
90–Claire Massey
91–Faith Lasiter

Southwestern Christian
80–Andi McGill
90–Perri McGill
92–Marriah Jobe
93–Nicole Lenaburg

St. Gregory’s
82–Taylor Gregeman
91–Talor Fisher
93–Paige Johnson
108–Emily Patterson

Panhandle State
86–Abigail Furgason
96–Ashley Ogle
101–Bailey Parker
106–Kaylee Storey
110–Reagan Higgins

79–Abby Thompson, Okla. City
81–Claudia Chemin, Okla. City
82–Taylor Cusack, Okla. City
86–Kadrian Shelton, Okla. Baptist
87–Paige Neidy, Okla. Baptist; Dana Todd, Okla. Christian
88–Mindy Stafford, Okla. Christian; Sidney Stover, Okla. Baptist
91–Alyssa Schneider, Okla. Christian; Chaise Lucero, Okla. Christian
92–Taylor Hildebrand, Okla. Baptist
104–Cherish Glass, Seminole

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