Panhandle State Men’s Golf Finishes Third at OBU Spring InvitationalSubmitted by Panhandle State Sports Information on 04/12/2017
Shawnee, Okla.—The Aggies claimed a third place team finish this week at the OBU Spring Invitational, with three golfers landing in the top ten margin of the leaderboard.
Pongsakorn Booranakunamanee, Sithtipong Sripatrprasite and Ruben Figueiredo earned top ten spots with strong play throughout the 36-hole event hosted by Oklahoma Baptist University. Six teams competed at the par-72 Shawnee Country Club April 10-11.
Booranakunamanee tied for sixth overall in the field of 30 golfers. The sophomore shot 77 in Monday's round one, before marking an improved 71 in round two on Tuesday. Sripatrprasite opened with an 81 and shaved 12 strokes off his game to card a team-low of 69 on day two, the Aggies' lowest score of the year; his efforts sent him to a T8 ranking for the tournament. Turning in the team low on Monday with a 74, Figueiredo finished T10, scoring a 77 on Tuesday. As a team the Aggies combined for scores of 312, 302 with Will O'Hair and Braden Harbour rounding out the group.
OBU won both the individual and team titles scoring 301, 299 combined with Dalton Rhoden finishing at five-under par with rounds of 73 and 66, the tournament low.
The Aggie women also competed this week with Ashley Ogle (86, 95, 90) and Sydney Dougherty (89, 94, 87) tying for 63rd place individually and the team taking 11th place at the O-City Spring Classic hosted by Oklahoma City University. Robyn Ott (92, 93, 91) and sisters Rylee Higgins (104, 97, 101) and Reagan Higgins (106, 98, 106) placed at 67, 70 and 71 respectively.
Eleven teams and 72 golfers took to the Lincoln Park Golf Course-East Course in Oklahoma City. OCU's Caroline Goodin helped her team claim the top spot with three round scores of 74, 73 and 70. As a team the Stars combined for scores of 298, 296 and 292.
After completing their final tournaments of the regular season this week, Aggie golfers will have a short time to prepare for the Heartland Conference Tournament held April 22-26 at Horseshoe Bay, Texas.