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OBU Women's Golf Team Gaining Reputation

October 19, 2004

Golfstat, along with Region rankings, determine the NAIA Top 25. OBU is ranked eighth in the Golfstat head-to-head standings.

Against a schedule which is rated fifth-toughest among the top 10 teams, OBU has finished ahead of three teams this fall ranked in the Top 25.

"This will put us closer to a Top 10 ranking in the NAIA poll, not just a Top 25," said OBU golf coach Rick Cody.

The OBU women's golf team had its best non-dual match ever in the last tournament, finishing first in the South Central Kansas Fall Invitational with the top three medalists.

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.