Wilson’s top-10 finish leads Oklahoma Christian in Amarillo

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Photo: OC freshman Alyssa Wilson hits a shot Monday during the first round of the West Texas A&M Fall Invitational. She posted her first collegiate top-10 finish.

AMARILLO, Texas (Oct. 5, 2020) – Freshman Alyssa Wilson posted the best finish of her collegiate career by tying for seventh to lead Oklahoma Christian on Monday in the one-day, 36-hole West Texas A&M Fall Invitational at Tascosa Country Club’s La Paloma Golf Course.

Wilson, from Yukon, sprinkled seven birdies into her day – two of those coming on the par-3 No. 16 – while shooting a 4-over-par 76 in both rounds. Her 152 total was nine shots behind the medalist, Rylie Cook of West Texas A&M. It was Wilson’s first career top-10 finish in six collegiate tournaments.

Tying for 13th in the 54-woman field was OC senior Abigail Rigsby of Courtenay, British Columbia. She had five birdies over two rounds, including a pair on the par-5 No. 15, and shot 78-76—154.

OC junior Shaley Goad of nearby Wheeler, Texas, and sophomore Alexandria Bennett of Plano, Texas, tied for 23rd at 159. Goad, who posted rounds of 81 and 78, closed her second round strong, recording an eagle (one of only six by the entire field) on the par-5 No. 1, then a birdie on the par-4 No. 3, her final hole.

Bennett shot rounds of 78 and 81, with one birdie in each.

All four OC golfers competed as individuals. Had OC’s individual scores counted toward a team total, the Eagles would have tied for third among 11 teams at 624. West Texas A&M (597) beat runner-up Texas-Tyler (604) for the title among the 10 programs that did compete as teams in the tournament.

The Eagles will wrap up their abbreviated fall season next Monday and Tuesday in Oklahoma City, when they play in Oklahoma City University’s Sydney Cox Invitational at Lincoln Park Golf Club’s West Course.

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