Lady Eagles receive official invitation to NCCAA golf event

OC's Audrey Meisch hits a shot during last year's NCCAA Invitational. The Lady Eagles received their official invitation to this year's event on Thursday.
OC's Audrey Meisch hits a shot during last year's NCCAA Invitational. The Lady Eagles received their official invitation to this year's event on Thursday.

GREENVILLE, S.C. (Sept. 26, 2013) – There wasn’t much doubt, but the National Christian College Athletic Association made it official Thursday – Oklahoma Christian’s women’s golf team will play for a national title.

OC was one of nine teams chosen to play in the NCCAA Invitational, set for Oct. 21-23 at The Hombre Golf Club in Panama City Beach, Fla. The tournament will be a three-round event this year instead of two rounds as in 2012.

“We are glad to be in the tournament and we want to go win it,” OC women’s coach Greg Lynn said. “It is a tough course and we will have to play our best.”

One-third of the teams in the field will come from the Heartland Conference – OC, Dallas Baptist (Texas) and McMurry (Texas). Dallas Baptist won last year’s NCCAA title, with OC finishing as the runner-up. So far this fall, the Lady Eagles have finished second in each of their three tournaments.

The other teams in the NCCAA field will be Bethel (Ind.), Campbellsville (Ky.), Lee (Tenn.), North Greenville (S.C.), Point Loma Nazarene (Calif.) and Shorter (Ga.). Like OC and McMurry, Lee, Point Loma Nazarene and Shorter are in the midst of the NCAA Division II membership process, while Dallas Baptist already is a Division II member.

All the teams but Campbellsville and Lee played in the event last year.