OKLAHOMA CITY (Nov. 1, 2013) – Fresh off a fourth-place finish at the National Christian College Athletic Association Championship last month, Oklahoma Christian’s men’s golf program on Friday announced a five-tournament spring schedule.
While the university remains in the NCAA Division II membership process, the Eagles aren’t allowed to compete for conference or regional titles at that level, meaning the spring season will be used more for player development and becoming more familiar with Division II foes, coach David Lynn said.
OC – ranked No. 18 in the most recent Division II coaches’ poll – will open the spring season Feb. 17-18 hosting the San Antonio Shoot-Out at the TPC San Antonio Canyons Course in San Antonio, Texas, an event which figures to draw top teams from throughout the Division II South Central Region.
Two weeks later, on March 3-4, the Eagles will play in the St. Edward’s Invitational at Grey Rock Golf Club in Austin, Texas. That tournament will be hosted by OC’s Heartland Conference rival, St. Edward’s. Among the teams in that tournament will be No. 1-ranked Barry (Fla.) and a pair of highly regarded California programs, California State-Monterey Bay and California State-Stanislaus.
“After that tournament, we should know better where we stand nationally,” Lynn said.
On March 17-18, OC will play in the Midwestern State Invitational at Wichita Falls Country Club in Wichita Falls, Texas.
The Eagles will fly west for their fourth spring event, the Dr. Troy Bledsoe Skyhawk Classic Club Shootout, hosted by Fort Lewis (Colo.) at The Classic Club in Palm Desert, Calif., on March 31 and April 1.
OC’s final event of the spring will be hosted by another Heartland Conference rival, Dallas Baptist (Texas), on April 7-8 at Hackberry Creek Country Club in Irving, Texas.