Top-ranked OCU, Kaminsky win Shootout in San Antonio

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SAN ANTONIO – The top-ranked Oklahoma City University men’s golf team took home a one stroke victory over No. 2 Texas Wesleyan at the Shootout in San Antonio Tuesday at TPC San Antonio Oaks golf course.

Rupert Kaminski, a sophomore from Johannesburg, South Africa, carded a 66-69-74-209 to finish seven under and three strokes ahead of second place finisher Kane Ybarra from Our Lady of the Lake (Texas).

As a team, OCU shot 281-288-300-869 to finish five-over and win their fifth tournament of the season.

“Conditions were tough today on a very tough course,” Stars head coach Kyle Blaser said. “I’m proud of the way out boys battled.”

Garrison Mendoza, a junior out of Clinton, finished in a tie for 13th place with a final score of 72-73-75-220 while David Meyers, a freshman from Johnnesburg, South Africa, shot a 73-73-75-220 to finish tied for 17th place.

“Rupert went out again and just had another dominating performance this week,” Blaser said. “I told our guys that this season can come down to how we handle adversity, and I think today was a great sign of how tough we can be.”

Peri’Don Castille and Nicollo Nespoli contributed scored of 72-75-76-223 and 75-82-81-238, respectively as Matthew Cheung was held out of the final round of competition.

The weather on the par-72, 7034-yard course was 72 degrees with a south wind from 7-12 mph with gusts up to 21 mph.

OCU’s next tournament will be March 19-20 in the Battle at the Primm at the Primm Valley Golf Club in Primm, Nev.

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