Rangers struggle to fifth place finished at MACU Invite

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Rangers struggle to fifth place finished at MACU Invite

Austin Cowan during the MACU InvitationalOklahoma City, Okla. (9-15-11) – The Northwestern Oklahoma State men’s golf team second tournament of the fall season got off to a great start after day one, only to see them struggle on day two and finish 5th of out the 7 teams in the Mid-America Christian Fall Invitational September 12-13 at the Earlywine Golf Club in Oklahoma City.

The Rangers recorded a two-day total of 613 playing the south course both days of the tournament. Northwestern opened with a 297 on Monday, which was good for 4th place after the first day and only 10 shots back of leader Rogers State.

On day two though Northwestern struggled and finished with a 316 and finishing 5th overall in the tournament. Fellow Sooner Athletic Conference member Rogers State won the event with a two-day total of 577.

Kyle Ward got off to a hot start on Monday firing a 68 and leading the field, but shot 85 on Tuesday. He finished 15th overall with a 68-85—153. Jay Lee placed 17th with a pair of 77’s totaling 154 for his two days.

Austin Cowan and Benjamyn Eastes finished in 20th and 22nd place, respectively. Cowan carded a 78-77 —155, while Eastes shot a 74-82 —156. Wayne Heffington rounded out the team scoring for Northwestern with an 81-80—161, placing 29th.

Kelby Schick played as the individual for Northwestern. He shot 81-84—165 putting him into a tie for 34th.

The Rangers have two weeks off before their next tournament. They will be heading south to play in the Texhoma Championship hosted by Southeastern Oklahoma State University. The tournament will be played at Chicksaw Pointe Golf Resort in Kingston on Oct. 3-4.