OBU Women Claim South Central Golf Title

October 14, 2004

The men's team finished third.

Maggie Cole and Jennifer Mann shot second-round leading 75s on Tuesday to lead OBU to a 31-stroke victory over William Woods University. Cole won the tournament with a two-round total of 156. The first round was haunted by poor weather conditions.

Mann finished second at 161 and Michelle Hunter, who carded an 85 and a 77, finished third at 162. Ellen Zaske had a 90 and an 86 to finish in 11th place at 176, while Amber McMurry was 12th at 177 with a 92 and an 85.

OBU recorded a team score of 654, followed by WWU at 685, Newman University at 741, host Southwestern College at 760, Seminole State College at 784, and Oklahoma Panhandle State University at 859.

On the men's side, OBU had the second best team round on Tuesday, but could not overcome a 10-stroke first-round deficit. All of OBU's individual scores were in the 70s.

Marc Richards was eighth with a 78 and a 74 for 152. Josh Bryan and Russell Kern tied for ninth at 153. Bryan had a 79 and a 74, while Kern was steady at 77 and 76.

Rigele Dean was 13th at 155 with a 78 and a 77, with Robert Byaruhunga coming in 15th with a 79 and a 77 for 156.

The OBU men return to action Oct. 18-20 at the Rhema Bible Invitational.