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Oklahoma Christian women’s golf has high hopes as postseason begins

The Lady Eagles golf team has been living up to their high expectations so far this season. They have pulled off multiple top five finishes and one first place so far in 2021 as the Lone Star Conference Championships approach. 

The women’s conference championships began on Monday, April 12 and will run to Wednesday, April 14. 

Junior Shaley Goad expressed her excitement for the start of the postseason.

“I’m really proud of how hard our team has worked this semester,” Goad said. “It’s a great feeling playing every week knowing that any one of us is capable of going out and winning the tournament.”

Both Shaley Goad and Alexandria Bennett are highly confident with their sights set on something more than the conference tournament.

“I have a lot of confidence that the team will play well,” Bennett said. “We have a lot of confidence in each of our own and each other’s games.”

Goad talked about her high expectations for the team.

“I have no doubt that we have the ability to make it back to nationals,” Goad said. 

The team is currently ranked second in the region behind Dallas Baptist University, and they have cracked the top 25 in the country in multiple polls, including the World Golf Coaches Association where they rank 17th. 

The Lady Eagles look to cement these expectations as reality.
“This team has been great all year, we have proven where we belong,” Bennett said. “We know we’re one of the better teams in the country and we look to show it here in the postseason.” 

Goad said they expect to 

“We expect to win and do well. Not only in the regular season but in conference as well.” Goad said. “We know what we can do if we really come together and play our best golf.”

After day one of the conference tournament, the eagles shot a team score of 299. Good enough 5th out of the 17 team field. They look to cut into Dallas Baptist Universities current lead of 272 as day two begins. 

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