Rigsby, Cole battle breezes to win Lake Hefner Amateur Invitational

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OKLAHOMA CITY (Nov. 9, 2020) – Oklahoma Christian golfer Abigail Rigsby found the perfect way to cap her fall season – a dominating win.

Rigsby, a senior from Courtenay, British Columbia, overcame windy conditions to roll to a nine-shot win in the Lake Hefner Amateur Invitational, a non-collegiate event played Saturday and Sunday on Lake Hefner Golf Club’s two courses in northwest Oklahoma City.

On the men’s side, Jackson Cole of Fayetteville, Ark., shot rounds of 70-68 for a six-shot victory over Christian McAllister of Putnam City and the University oif Central Oklahoma.

Lake Hefner staged the event to help out collegiate golfers, many of whose teams had canceled fall seasons.The tournament was held on the South Course on Saturday and the North Course on Sunday. Lake Hefner had to overcome tremendous damage to trees and lack of power for over a week caused by the recent ice storm to even host the event.

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Rigsby seized control in the 19-woman field on Saturday, shooting a 4-over-par 70 on the South Course to take a two-shot lead over Emily Miller of Edmond, a freshman at Central Oklahoma.

On Sunday, Rigsby proved even more dominant, firing a 3-under 69 on the North Course that was the best round of the day by a whopping six shots. She finished at 1-over 142, nine shots ahead of Miller. Brenda Sanchez, a freshman at Harding (Ark.), was another shot back.

In her collegiate career, Rigsby has won three tournaments and was a three-time All-Heartland Conference honoree. After taking a redshirt season in 2019-20, she has returned this fall to the OC lineup.

Cole opened with a 4-under 68 to take command. Stuart Krog posted a second-round 70 to move into third, a shot behind McAllister. Complete results are below.

Lake Hefner Invitational

Women
1Abigail Rigsby7469143
2Emily Miller7676152
3Brenda Sanchez7776153
T4Megan Brown7778155
T4Briana Venegas7481155
6Alicia Martinez7977156
7Ouname Mhotsha7879157
8Marvelyn Kartika7781158
T9Maisie Liddell7981160
T9Zoe Morton8080160
T9Jordyn Perry8575160
T9Mikeala Rinderman8080160
T13Ashlyn Acosta8281163
T13Rebecca Lau8281163
T13Arin Zachary8479163
16Josie Patterson7988167
17Elizabeth Lette8981170
18Hannah Wood8589174
19Drew Dodgion8696182
Men
1Jackson Cole6870138
2Christian McAllister7074144
3Stuart Krog7570145
4Brody Claborn7077147
T5Carson Garner7079149
T5Andrew Pearson7277149
T5Tyler Quinn6980149
8Grant Gudgel7179150
T9Nathan Cossement7081151
T9P.K. Hammons7675151
11Alex Motes7280152
T12Brady Perkins6787154
T12William Sumner7381154
T14Max Garza7580155
T14Gabe Gudgel7481155
16Avery Acosta7383156
T17Joseph Lewis7681157
T17Gage Tennyson7681157
19Austin Evans7889167
20Tyler Thomason8388171
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