Photo: Rupert Kaminski and David Meyers.
SILVIS, Ill. – Oklahoma City University’s Rupert Kaminski and David Meyers became NAIA men’s golf first-team All-Americans as awarded by the Golf Coaches Association of America.
Kaminski, a junior from Johannesburg, South Africa, earned his third GCAA All-American honor, while Meyers, a sophomore from Johannesburg, South Africa, picked up his second GCAA All-American acclaim.
This season Kaminski produced a 70.81 scoring average per 18 holes, 127 birdies and seven eagles with seven top-five finishes including two individual titles. He topped Tyrone Van Aswegen’s Oklahoma City record for career wins with his eighth victory after shooting a 69-66-66–201 on Sept. 12, 2017 in the U.C. Ferguson Classic. At this year’s NAIA Championships, Kaminski tied for the tournament lead with 19 birdies and reeled in his third career all-tournament award.
Meyers finished 2017-18 with a 71.69 scoring average per 18 holes and had four top-five finishes including two individual victories. Meyers sank 111 birdies and two eagles. He carded a 67-63-65–195 for first place in the Battle at the Primm on March 20, tying OCU’s low 54-hole tournament total set by Kaminski in the 2016 Sooner Athletic Conference Championships. Meyers placed inside the top 15 at the NAIA Championships and notched his first all-tournament honor.
Oklahoma City has a total of 50 GCAA all-Americans in program history. OCU captured its 11th men’s golf national championship in the NAIA Championships on Friday at TPC Deere Run and now owns national championships in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2016 and 2018.
GCAA NAIA First-Team All-Americans
Alec Dutkowski, Taylor
Jack Dyer, Keiser
Mark David Johnson, Coastal Georgia
Rupert Kaminski, Oklahoma City
Newport Laparojkit, South Carolina Beaufort
SM Lee, Dalton State
Rowan Lester, Texas Wesleyan
David Meyers, Oklahoma City
Alex Rainville, Johnson & Wales (FL)
Andrew Williamson, Wayland Baptist
Romero of Stars takes NAIA Phil Mickelson outstanding freshman
SILVIS, Ill. – Gaston Romero of Oklahoma City University was named the NAIA Phil Mickelson outstanding freshman, the Golf Coaches Association of America announced.
Romero, a freshman from Cordoba, Argentina, became the fifth Star to receive the Mickelson award, joining Jacques Blaauw (2007), Michael Palmer (2010), James Marchesani (2011) and Anthony Marchesani (2013).
Romero supplied OCU with a 72-71-70-70–283 to finish tied for ninth at the NAIA Championships and earn his first all-tournament award. He ended the season with 74.52 strokes per 18 holes, 60 birdies and four top-15 finishes.
OCU owns national championships won in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2016 and 2018.