Photo: Shaley Goad held a share of the first-round lead at the Midwestern State Invitational.
WICHITA FALLS, Texas (March 11, 2019) – Shaley Goad recorded a tournament-best five birdies and shared the first-round individual lead, leading Oklahoma Christian to the team lead on Monday at the Midwestern State Invitational at Wichita Falls Country Club.
Goad, a sophomore from Wheeler, Texas, shot a 2-over-par 74 on the 5,893-yard course to seize a first-round lead for the first time in her collegiate career. She will enter Tuesday’s final round tied with Juanita Gomez atop the leaderboard in the 78-women tournament.
One shot back, in a three-way tie for third, was OC junior Abigail Rigsby of Courtenay, British Columbia, who shot a 75 that included two birdies. Rigsby won the individual title in the Midwestern State tournament last year and two years ago, she qualified for the NCAA Division II Championship with a massive rally over the final two days of the West Super Regional on the same course.
Also in the top 10 was senior Elizabeth Freeman of Edmond, who was tied for eighth at 77, recording three birdies along the way, and in a tie for 11th was freshman Alexandria Bennett of Plano, Texas, who posted a 78.
OC senior Kate Goodwin was tied for 39th after shooting an 84.
With four players in the top 11, the Eagles posted a team score of 304, good for an eight-shot lead over Cameron and a 10-shot advantage over tournament host Midwestern State. None of the other 12 teams in the field were closer than 14 shots.