ORU fourth, OCU fifth in Payne Stewart Memorial

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo.  – The Oral Roberts women’s golf team finished fourth and Oklahoma City University fifth at the MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial. ORU finished at 926 (313-309-304), while Missouri State took an 11 shot victory at 904 (310-301-293).

A pair of Golden Eagles finished in the top five, with Paty Torres claiming fourth and Paola Aviles finished a shot back in a tie for fifth.

The fourth place finish was the highest of Torres’ career. Aviles carded the second top-five finish of her career.

– ORU did not have an individual finish in the top five of the first tournament of the  season, but had two this week.

Oklahoma City University took fifth, led by Emma Allen and Caroline Goodin, who tied for 12th place. OCU, ranked sixth in NAIA women’s golf, posted a 310-313-306–929 to finish ahead of three NCAA Division I squads.

Allen, a sophomore from Broken Arrow, notched a 77-80-74–231, while Goodin, a junior from Oklahoma City, compiled a 76-77-78–231 for the Stars.

OCU’s Kailey Campbell, a junior from Oktaha, shot an 80-78-75–233 and finished in 15th place. Anna Mikish, a junior from Choctaw, carded a 77-78-80–235 to share 21st place. Katie-Lee Wilson, a junior from Owasso, finished in 35th place with a score of 83-85-79–247.

Abby Thompson, a senior from Edmond, played unattached and posted an 82-84-82–248 for a share of 36th place.

Temperatures began the day at 56 degrees with a 6 mph wind. Temperatures rose to 72 degrees with a 14 mph wind.

The Stars tee off next at the Louisiana-Monroe Fred Marx Invitational on Oct. 19-20 at Calvert Crossing Golf Club in Calhoun, La.

ORU Results
4 – Paty Torres – 79-76-71—226
T5 – Paola Aviles – 73-77-77—227
T21 – Kennedy Ishee – 79-79-77—235
32 – Alejandra Acosta – 82-77-82—241
42 – Natalie Mattison – 86-85-79–250
Shinwoo Lee* – 75-72-DNF

* Playing as an individual

Complete Team Results
1 – Missouri State – 310-301-293—904
2 – Houston Baptist – 312-300-303—915
3 – South Dakota State – 313-307-304—924
4 – Oral Roberts – 313-309-304—926
5 – Oklahoma City – 310-313-306—929
6 – Western Illinois – 311-312-325—948
7 – Drake – 319-320-319—958
8 – Creighton – 320-329-318—967
9 – Cardinal Stritch – 340-331-339—1010  


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