Young OCU squad finishes sixth in NAIA National Championship

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POOLER, Ga. – Oklahoma City University finished in sixth place in the NAIA women’s golf championships Friday at Savannah Quarters Country Club.

Katie-Lee Wilson of the Stars fell one stroke shy of taking all-tournament honors. Fourth-ranked Oklahoma City, which won the previous two national titles, ended with a team score of 307-315-303-312-1,237.

Top-ranked Northwood (Fla.) secured the national crown with a tournament-best round Friday, finishing with a 308-301-306-296-1,211. Northwood entered the final round tied with Cumberlands (Ky.) for the team lead.

Wilson, a sophomore from Owasso, tied for 17th place with a 77-77-77-76-307. Wilson knocked in a birdie Friday on the par-5, 483-yard 17th hole. Wilson ended fourth in the tournament by making par on 48 of the week’s 72 holes.

Emma Allen of OCU posted a 72-82-74-81-309 to finish knotted for 22nd. Allen, a freshman from Tulsa, sank a birdie on No. 17 to finish the event with seven birdies. Anna Mikish pitched in an 81-79-77-77-314. Mikish, a sophomore from Choctaw, knocked in two birdies on the 17th hole and the par-4, 349-yard 18th hole to finish the week with seven birdies.

Caroline Goodin recorded an 87-77-75-78-317 for OCU. Goodin, a sophomore from Oklahoma City, dropped in birdies on the par-5, 513-yard third hole and the 18th hole. Goodin produced 43 pars in the tournament. Kailey Campbell had a 77-91-81-81-330. Campbell, a sophomore from Oktaha, tallied six birdies this week.

The temperature increased from 69 degrees to 81, while winds gusted up to 18 mph during the day.

The Stars boast of national championships won in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2013 and 2014 in women’s golf.

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