Eagles add NCAA Division I golf tournament in California to schedule

Vilhelm Bogstrand and his OC men's golf teammates will play in an NCAA Division I tournament later this month.
Vilhelm Bogstrand and his OC men's golf teammates will play in an NCAA Division I tournament later this month.

OKLAHOMA CITY (April 5, 2013) – Oklahoma Christian has added a sixth tournament to its men’s golf schedule – an NCAA Division I event in northern California – after weather wiped out the Eagles’ most recent tournament, OC coach David Lynn said Friday.

The Eagles will be one of 11 teams competing in the Winchester Classic, set for April 19-21 at Winchester Country Club in Meadow Vista, Calif. The 54-hole event will be played on a par-72, 6,557-yard course located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

In addition to tournament co-hosts California-Davis and Nevada, other teams in the event will include California State-Fullerton, Sacramento State, Fresno State, Long Beach State, California-Santa Barbara, Idaho, North Dakota and William Jessup (Calif.). All Division I programs except for William Jessup, which is a member of the NAIA.

Fresno State won last year’s inaugural tournament.

So far this spring, seven of the 12 scheduled competitive rounds for OC have been wiped out by weather. The second round of the season-opening San Antonio Shoot-Out at TPC San Antonio was cancelled due to high winds, and the second round of the Lions Classic at Hardscrabble Country Club in Fort Smith, Ark., was cancelled because of frigid temperatures.

This week, heavy rain in Oklahoma City resulted in the cancellation of the Broncho Invitational at Gaillardia Country Club.

“This semester has been extremely difficult weather wise,” Lynn said. “We are extremely fortunate to get the opportunity to play in the Winchester Classic. It will be an outstanding way to close out or spring season.”

Before making the trip to California, the Eagles will play next Monday and Tuesday in the Dallas Baptist Classic at Hackberry Creek Country Club in Irving, Texas.

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