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.