OCU Stars hold winning hand in Las Vegas Shootout, Wood, Gough, Chaney finish 1-2-3

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BOULDER CITY, Nev. – No. 1 ranked Oklahoma City University has opened the 2022 spring schedule with a first-place team finish in the Las Vegas Shootout. The tournament was hosted by OCU at the par-72, 5,914-yard Boulder City Golf Course.

OCU carded rounds of 303 and 293 to finish at 20-over par 596 That was 21 strokes better than second place finisher Menlo (617). Rounding out the top-five in the 11-team field were Vanguard (631), Pomona-Pitzer (637) and the OCU Black Team (638).

The Stars had three top-five finishes on its championship run with freshman Paige Wood placing in first place (72-71=143), senior Natalie Gough finishing in second place (75-73=148) and freshman Reagan Chaney finishing tied for third (77-72=149).

Wood sank three birdies today and four birdies for the tournament to finish one under par. Gough finished with eight birdies for the tournament.

Freshman Morgan Palermo finished in 12th place (79-77=156) and freshman Maddi Kamas finished tied for 16th (80-79=159).

Freshman Jamie Welsh had the top finish for the black team with a tie for seventh place (74-79=153). Also placing for the Black team were senior Rachel Eckert in 13th place  (79-78=157), senior Lauren Behnken in a tie for 16th place (78-81=159) and freshman Meghan Charles in a tie for 27th place (91-78=169).

OCU will return to action on Mar. 14-15 at the South Dakota State Jackrabbit Invitational. That tournament will be hosted by SDSU at the Boulder City Golf Course on which the Stars just competed.


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