OCU tied for 13th after first round in NAIA Championship

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POOLER, Ga. – Oklahoma City University sits tied for 13th place after the first round action resumed Wednesday in the NAIA women’s golf championships at Savannah Quarters Country Club.

The Stars, ranked fourth, turned in a 317 to position 11 shots behind the co-leaders No. 2 Keiser (Fla.) and No. 5 Cumberlands (Ky.). Abby Thompson, a senior from Edmond,  spearheaded OCU with a score of 78 on the par-72, 6,004-yard course.

The Stars are tied with division foe Wayland Baptist (Texas), ranked ninth, while they sit above 13 teams.

Thompson has a share of 27th place in the 144-player field with 14 pars, tied for second-most in the tournament.

Anna Mikish, a junior from Choctaw, holed birdies on the 10th, 11th and 17th holes to compile a 79 card, while Caroline Goodin fired a 79 with a birdie on the par-5, 483-yard 17th hole.

Kailey Campbell, a junior from Oktaha, finished the first round with eight straight pars for a score of 81.

Raegan Barnes, a junior from Choctaw, concluded round one with a birdie on the 17th hole and a par on the par-4, 349-yard 18th hole to turn in an 87.

Conditions on the course included cloudy skies and a 70-degree temperature at the start of the day with a rise to 80 degrees by the end of the play.

Round three will commence Thursday as round two has officially been canceled.

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