Lady Eagles 2nd behind Grand Canyon in California tournament

OC women's golfers (back, from left) Morgan Dockery, Audrey Meisch, Sarah Harper and Catherine Odgers and (front) Anna Arrese Cortadellas pose for a picture at The Victoria Club in Riverside, Calif.
OC women's golfers (back, from left) Morgan Dockery, Audrey Meisch, Sarah Harper and Catherine Odgers and (front) Anna Arrese Cortadellas pose for a picture at The Victoria Club in Riverside, Calif.

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (Feb. 25, 2013) – It’s difficult to tell from the scores, but Oklahoma Christian played reasonably well on Monday during the first two rounds of the Glen Ivy Intercollegiate at The Victoria Club.

Playing two competitive rounds in one day for the first time in the program’s two-year history, the Lady Eagles posted team scores of 319 and 316, with their overall 635 score good for second, 22 shots behind NCAA Division II No. 9-ranked Grand Canyon (Ariz.).

OC held a comfortable 16-shot lead over another ranked foe, No. 19 California State-Monterey Bay, and Dixie State (Utah), with host California Baptist bringing up the rear of the five-team field at 670.

Two Lady Eagles were in the top 10 of the 31-woman field. Anna Arrese Cortadellas, who fired rounds of 77 and 76 on the par-72, 5,859-yard layout and was fourth at 153, eight shots behind the leader, Charlotte Jaengkit of Grand Canyon. Sarah Harper (79-78) was seventh for OC at 157.

The tournament is being played on one of the oldest courses west of the Mississippi River. None of the 31 players in the tournament shot an under-par round and only one, Jaengkit, posted an even-par round.

“It is a hard course,” OC coach Greg Lynn said. “We had great weather –70 degrees with no wind. We are still waiting for the girls to all play well on the same day. The golf they played is better than the results would indicate. We will try harder tomorrow.”

Catherine Odgers, playing at the No. 2 position for OC, posted rounds of 82 and 80 and was tied for 11th at 162, one shot ahead of teammate Morgan Dockery, who had rounds of 81 and 82 and was tied for 13th.

Freshman Audrey Meisch shot 86-85—171 and was 23rd.

The final round of the tournament will be played Tuesday.