“We didn’t do great; pretty disappointing tournament for everyone I think,” India Matthews said after the Lady Eagles golf team finished in a tie for 12th out of 24 teams in the Mustang Intercollegiate this weekend.
The team’s Friday-Saturday weekend in Goodyear, Arizona provided mixed results for Oklahoma Christian University, according to Matthews.
“Beautiful course, very good scoring conditions, but we didn’t take advantage of that,” Matthews said. “The rough that was part of the course was thick and made it hard to hit out of. I know all of our putting wasn’t good either. I think that’s where the shots were lost.”
The Lady Eagles finished the first round tied for ninth after Matthews and Audrey Meisch led the team with 74s to tie at 18th.
Saturday’s second round showed Matthews falling back to tie at 78th after shooting an 87, while Meisch hit a five-over-par 77 to finish tied for 30th in the 120-woman field.
Allison Sell stepped up to tie for 48th place with scores of 77 and 78. Fellow teammate Kate Goodwin tied Sell at 48th after improving her first round’s 80 to a 75 on Saturday.
Elizabeth Freeman rounded out the five-woman team with scores of 86 and 78 to tie for 91st. The Lady Eagles recorded a total score of 613 on the 5,900-yard course at Palm Valley Golf Club.
The team will play in two more tournaments during the academic school year, and Matthews said the Lady Eagles have a chance to place well in them.
“If we can all have our games come together and fulfill our potential, we should do well,” Matthews said. “We’ve got some work to do over the next week.”
The women’s golf team will compete in the O-City Spring Classic at Oklahoma City’s Lincoln Park Golf Club on April 11 and 12.
Statistics provided by the Oklahoma Christian University Sports Information office.