Stars finish 11th in NAIA National Championship, Daniel, Teeter notch top-20 finishes

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SILVIS, Ill. – Oklahoma City University moved up to 11th place in the NAIA men’s golf championships Friday at TPC Deere Run.

Dalton Daniel and Dylan Teeter finished among the top 20 individually for ninth-ranked Oklahoma City.

Daniel and Teeter ended up tied for 19th and one stroke away from earning all-tournament acclaim. Daniel, a senior from Newcastle, Okla., made a final-day charge to turn in a 72-73-73-68–286. Daniel recorded only one bogey while burying four birdies during the last round with a birdie at the par-5, 512-yard 10th hole. Daniel drained 12 birdies over the week.

Teeter, a freshman from Bixby, Okla., tallied a 73-70-71-72–286. Teeter added two birdies to bring his tournament total to eight. One of Teeter’s birdies came on No. 10.

The Stars registered a team total of 294-293-294-289–1,170 on the par-71, 6,691-yard course. OCU posted the third best team round of the day.

Tres Hill provided Oklahoma City with a 73-74-76-72–295. The freshman from Elk City, Okla., knocked in four birdies to finish with 10 over the 72 holes.

The Stars’ Will Fore, a senior from Southlake, Texas, turned in a 76-76-74-77–303. Fore owned 13 birdies, two of which he sank Friday. Ben Thionnet, a sophomore from Edmond, Okla., had an 85-81-78-79–323 while making six birdies this week.

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