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Lady Eagles take third; Eagles eighth

In their second-to-last tournament of the fall season, the Oklahoma Christian University women’s golf team placed third out of 12 teams in the Dallas Baptist Women’s Fall Classic Oct. 10.

Junior Kate Goodwin led the Lady Eagles with a final round 74 to finish in a tie for third place in the 66-woman field at 222.

Sophomore Abigail Rigsby finished one shot back of Goodwin at 223 after a third round 74 to tie for seventh place.

Behind the two top-10 finishers, Oklahoma Christian finished the third round with a 309-round score and a total event score of 915.

Junior Elizabeth Freeman posted a final round score of 79 to finish in 22nd place at 230. Sophomore Ashton Nemecek tied for 39th at 240 after shooting an 82 and freshman Shaley Goad placed 46th at 244 after a final round 84.

The Oklahoma Christian men’s golf team competed in the Bill Ross Intercollegiate and took home eighth place in the 12-team event Oct. 10.

Junior Ethan Smith was the top finisher for the Eagles in a tie for 19th place in the 69-man field at 223 after shooting a third round 76.

Following this event, the Heartland Conference named Smith the men’s golfer of the week for this event and his 17th place finish in the Newman Fall Invitational last week. He is the third Eagle to receive this award for the fall season.

“I felt good about my performance although, I was disappointed in the way that I finished,” Smith said. “I made a couple mistakes that cost me too many strokes in the last round. Overall, there are several positive things to move forward with.”

Junior Cameron Brown finished at 225 after shooting 75 to tie for 24th. Juniors Juan Pallach and Garrett White both tied for 35th at 226 and junior Ryan Trousdale finished in 69th at 243 with a final round 87. Pallach shot a 78 and White a 77 in the final round.

“I need to work on my putting,” Smith said “But mainly, I need to stay in the moment better and not try to force the outcome.”

The Lady Eagles will travel to Fort Sill, OK to play in the Oklahoma Intercollegiate Oct. 16. and the Eagles will head to Duncan, OK for The Territory Classic Oct. 23. Both events will end the fall season for Oklahoma Christian.

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