OCU Stars in pursuit of men’s, women’s titles in Southern Plains Intercollegiate

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OKLAHOMA CITY – David Meyers from Oklahoma City University sat atop the leaderboard of the Southern Plains Intercollegiate men’s golf tournament Monday at Gaillardia Country Club.

Meyers, a senior from Johannesburg, South Africa, produced an 11-under-par score. The Stars tied for second place through 36 holes.

Oklahoma City recorded a 294-289–583 on the par-72, 7,001-yard layout to tie with Southwestern Christian (288-295–583). Bellevue (Neb.) led the field with a 289-286–575. The Stars moved from third place after one round to a tie for second.

Meyers delivered a 64-69–133 and 12 birdies Monday. Meyers buried five birdies among his first seven holes on the way to a 31-33–64 in his first 18 holes. Meyers played bogey-free until his 33rd hole of the day on No. 15 to build a nine-shot advantage. Meyers seeks his sixth career victory and ninth consecutive top-five finish. He owns 23 career rounds shooting under 70.

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OCU’s Bosten Benn notched a 74-70–144 with four birdies to tie for third. Benn, a freshman from Edmond, Okla., made par through his first nine holes. Benn had two bogeys and a double bogey Monday.

The Stars’ Mason Mikeska and Ben Thionnet tied for 23rd through two rounds. Mikeska, a junior from Waco, Texas, turned in a 79-74–153 with five birdies. Thionnet, a freshman from Edmond, Okla., carded a 77-76–153 while making three birdies.

Will Fore, a junior from Southlake, Texas, supplied OCU with a 79-83–162. Fore’s lone birdie of the day came on the par-5, 556-yard sixth hole.

Robbie Sager led three Stars playing as individuals. Sager, a freshman from Carthage, Mo., put together a 78-73–151 and five birdies. Quinton Tews (79-80–159) and Carson Breckenridge (88-83–171) also competed individually.

The tournament picks up again 8 a.m. Tuesday. OCU tees off at the first hole at 9:20 a.m. Tuesday.

Stars build commanding lead in Southern Plains Intercollegiate

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma City University created a 42-stroke cushion after one round of the Southern Plains Intercollegiate women’s golf tournament Monday at Gaillardia Country Club.

Oklahoma City golfers occupied the top four spots on the individual leaderboard. The Stars’ Clair Hill  held a two-shot lead on teammate Arianna Medina with another 18 holes to come Tuesday.

The Stars posted a 306 on the par-72, 5,829-yard course. Southwestern (Kan.) came in second.

Hill, a senior from Gig Harbor, Wash., forged a 38-35–73 while sinking two birdies on the par-3, 108-yard 15th hole and the par-4, 314-yard 17th. Medina, a senior from Phoenix, shot a 38-37–75 with birdies on the par-5, 548-yard 14th and No. 15.

OCU’s Lauren Behnken and McKenzie McCoy finished knotted for the third-place score. Behnken, a junior from Tulsa, compiled a 40-39–79 and knocked down a birdie on the par-3, 150-yard 13th hole. McCoy, a senior from Beggs,  turned in a 39-40–79 with birdies on the par-5, 481-yard third hole and the par-4, 338-yard 16th.

Rachel Eckert of the Stars carded a 43-39–82, good for seventh. Eckert, a junior from Bixby, buried a birdie on No. 17.

Peyton Timmerman of Southwestern College nailed a hole-in-one on the par-3 ninth hole. Timmerman made her ace from 149 yards out using her 8-iron.

The last round of the tournament starts 8 a.m. Tuesday. The Stars take their first shots 9:40 a.m. Tuesday off the No. 1 tee.

 

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