National champion men’s golf team sets spring schedule

Jared Consoli will look to defend his individual title in The Contender tournament at TPC Four Seasons in Las Colinas, Texas, during OC's spring golf season.
Jared Consoli will look to defend his individual title in The Contender tournament at TPC Four Seasons in Las Colinas, Texas, during OC's spring golf season.

OKLAHOMA CITY (Dec. 16, 2012) – Fresh off the program’s third national championship, Oklahoma Christian’s men’s golf team will play in five events during the spring season, OC coach David Lynn said Sunday.

OC won the National Christian College Athletic Association title in October in Panama City Beach, Fla. The Eagles won’t compete in a postseason tournament during the spring season, as the university is in the first year of the NCAA Division II membership process. OC teams aren’t yet eligible to compete for Division II or Heartland Conference titles.

But the Eagles nonetheless have a solid spring schedule, during which they’ll face many top Division II programs as well as some Division I foes.

OC will open its spring season Feb. 25-26, co-hosting (with Texas-Brownsville) the San Antonio Shoot-Out at TPC San Antonio in south Texas. The Eagles won the tournament last season when it was held at The Bandit Golf Club in New Braunfels, Texas.

On March 4-5, the Eagles will play in The Contender tournament, hosted by Northwood (Texas) at TPC Four Seasons in Las Colinas, Texas, the site of the PGA Tour’s annual Byron Nelson Classic. OC won that tournament last year as well, with Jared Consoli taking medalist honors in what then was called the Wyndham Invitational.

The Lions Classic, hosted by OC’s new Heartland Conference rival, Arkansas-Fort Smith, will be the Eagles’ next tournament. It will be played March 25-26 at Hardscrabble Country Club in Fort Smith.

The Eagles will play at nearby Gaillardia Country Club in northwest Oklahoma City during the Central Oklahoma Invitational, hosted by Central Oklahoma on April 1-2.

The Eagles will wrap up their spring schedule April 7-8, playing in the Dallas Baptist Golf Classic, hosted by OC’s Heartland Conference rival at Hackberry Creek Country Club in Irving, Texas.

Lynn said it’s possible the Eagles might add one more tournament to the schedule at a later date.

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