OCU’s Meyer named SAC Golfer of the Week

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OKLAHOMA CITY – David Meyers from No. 1-ranked Oklahoma City University garnered Sooner Athletic Conference men’s golfer of the week.

Meyers, a sophomore from Johannesburg, South Africa, captured the individual title in the Battle at the Primm on March 19-20 at Primm Valley Golf Club in Primm, Nev. Meyers tied the Stars’ tournament record in the process.

Meyers produced a 15-under-par 67-63-65–195 on the par-70, 6,841-yard course. Rupert Kaminski established OCU’s 54-hole tournament-record score with a 21-under-par 67-63-65–195 in the Sooner Athletic Conference Championships on April 18-19, 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas. Meyers took his third tournament win of his career and second of the season. Meyers secured the Ottawa-Arizona Spring Invitational title on Jan. 29-30 in Litchfield Park, Ariz.

Meyers’ victory came by a shot ahead of Andrew Williamson from Wayland Baptist (Texas), two strokes in front of S.M. Lee of Dalton State (Ga.) and seven shots better than Texas Wesleyan’s Rowan Lester. Lee recently became the first NAIA golfer selected to the Palmer Cup, while Lester won the 2017 NAIA individual championship.

On the season, Meyers has turned in a 71.64 stroke average in 22 rounds through eight tournaments. Meyers has buried 77 birdies and two eagles in 2017-18.

The Stars collected their fifth victory in eight starts this season in record-setting fashion. Oklahoma City posted a 29-under-par 273-263-275–811, topping the 32-under-par 276-271-273–820 OCU had in the U.C. Ferguson Classic on Sept. 11-12 at Lincoln Park Golf Course. OCU’s second-round score of 263 broke the program round mark of 265 the Stars had on April 7, 2014 in the Oklahoma Baptist Invitational at John Conrad Golf Course in Midwest City, Okla.

OCU won by 13 strokes over 10th-ranked Wayland Baptist. The tournament featured 10 ranked teams, including second-ranked Dalton State and third-ranked Texas Wesleyan. The Stars wrap up their regular season April 9-10 in the Dalton State Roadrunner Classic at The Farm Golf Club in Rocky Face, Ga.


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