OCU’s Meyers captures win at Southern Plains Invitational

OCU Athletics
Rich Tortorelli, Assistant Athletic Director for Communications

OKLAHOMA CITY – David Meyers from Oklahoma City University earned the win in the Southern Plains Intercollegiate men’s golf tournament Tuesday at Gaillardia Country Club.

Meyers, a senior from Johannesburg, South Africa, captured his sixth career win and ninth consecutive top-five finish. Oklahoma City finished third place in the team standings.

Meyers boasted of a 16-under-par score and an 11-shot margin of victory. Meyers posted a 64-69-67–200 with 18 birdies over the 54 holes. Meyers sank six birdies Tuesday including birdies on three of the four par-5 holes on the course. Meyers equaled his career-best score against par in the 2018 Ottawa-Arizona Invitational. He had two bogeys during the tournament.

OCU carded a 294-289-284–867 to finish two shots behind tournament co-champions Bellevue (Neb.) and Southwestern Christian on the par-72, 7,001-yard course. Two Stars finished among the top five and three were among the top 16 in the tournament field.

Bosten Benn supplied Oklahoma City with a third-place 74-70-68–212. Benn, a freshman from Edmond, Okla., piled up 10 birdies, including six Tuesday. Benn drained five birdies on the front nine in the final round.

Mason Mikeska tallied a 79-74-72–225 to take 16th. Mikeska, a junior from Waco, Texas, knocked in two birdies. He played the back nine at 1-under-par Tuesday.

Ben Thionnet, a freshman from Edmond, Okla., contributed a 77-76-79–232 with four birdies. Will Fore, a junior from Southlake, Texas, had a 79-83-77–239 with two birdies.

OCU entered three individuals paced by Robbie Sager, who carded a 78-73-78–229, which tied for 21st. Sager, a freshman from Carthage, Mo., sank seven birdies. Other OCU golfers were Quinton Tews (79-80-85–244) and Carson Breckenridge (88-83-87–258).

The Stars take to the course again in the Sydney Cox Invitational on Oct. 12-13 at Lincoln Park Golf Course in Oklahoma City.

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