Lady Eagles 4th after rough 1st round at Lincoln Park West

Audrey Meisch shot an 80 for OC during the first round of the Oklahoma City University Stars Fall Classic.
Audrey Meisch shot an 80 for OC during the first round of the Oklahoma City University Stars Fall Classic.

OKLAHOMA CITY (Oct. 8, 2012) – All the Oklahoma Christian Lady Eagles can do is hope for a better final round in the Oklahoma City University Stars Fall Classic.

On a Monday morning at Lincoln Park Golf Club’s West Course when temperatures were in the 30s at tee time, the Lady Eagles struggled, posting a 313 first-round team score to stand in fourth place, 12 shots behind tournament leader Lubbock Christian (Texas).

Only one OC player – Catherine Odgers, who fired a 4-over-par 76 on the 6,001-yard course – stood in the top 10 after the first round, and she was tied for ninth, four shots behind co-leaders Anna Schopp of Lubbock Christian and Sarah Helly of Wayland Baptist (Texas).

Anna Arrese Cortadellas, who earned medalist honors in OC’s last two tournaments, shot a 77 and was tied for 13th. Freshman Audrey Meisch and Sarah Harper both shot 80 and were tied for 20th, while Morgan Dockery (84) was tied for 36th in the 69-woman field.

“It was not our best effort,” OC coach Greg Lynn said. “Cat played well. We had to tee off early so Sarah could take a test. It was real cold at 8 a.m. As a team it was overall poor putting that made the scores high. We will do better tomorrow.”

In the team race, Lubbock Christian posted a 301 team score and led tournament host OCU by three shots, with Savannah College of Art and Design-Savannah (Ga.) third in the 11-team field at 307.

The tournament’s final round will begin at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.