Stars in third place after round two of NAIA Championship

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Complete results:

EDMOND, Okla. – Oklahoma City University maintained a spot among the top three teams in the NAIA women’s golf championships Wednesday at Rose Creek Golf Club.

No. 17-ranked Oklahoma City compiled a third-place 294-303–597 through two rounds. McKenzie McCoy of the Stars held a slot in the tournament’s top 15.

Tournament officials moved the first tee time for the third round up to 7:30 a.m. CDT Thursday in anticipation of inclement weather interrupting play. The top 17 teams plus ties and top 40 individuals plus ties advanced beyond the second round.

Oklahoma City hits the course at 9:09 a.m. Thursday off the first tee alongside the top two teams in the standings, Keiser (Fla.) and Taylor (Ind.).

McCoy, a senior from Beggs, Okla., topped OCU with a 73-75–148, good for 14th. McCoy sank three birdies Wednesday with two coming back-to-back on the third and fourth holes. McCoy leads the Stars with eight birdies through 36 holes.

Three Stars resided in the tournament’s top 20. Rachel Eckert and Natalie Gough remained tied with each other in 19th after two rounds. Eckert, a junior from Bixby, Okla., turned in a 75-74–149. Eckert knocked in birdies on Nos. 16 and 18 to be 2 under par after nine holes. Gough, a junior from Bixby, Okla., provided the Stars with a 75-74–149 with a birdie on the 11th hole Wednesday.

OCU’s Lauren Behnken, a junior from Tulsa, Okla., shot a 71-81–152 while making birdie on the 10th hole, her first hole of the day. Arianna Medina, a senior from Phoenix, carded a 76-80–156. Medina dropped in a birdie on No. 10.

Conditions on the course grew hotter and more humid than the previous day. The temperature reached the upper 80s with high humidity in the morning.

 

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