Ward leads Rangers to seventh place finish to open season

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Ward leads Rangers to seventh place finish to open season

Kyle WardOklahoma City (9-9-11) - The Northwestern men’s golf team opened the season with a 7th place finish at the Southwestern Christian Fall Invitational on Sept. 6-7 at the Lake Hefner Golf Club.

The Rangers recorded a two-day total of 605 playing the south course the first day and north course the second day. Northwestern opened with a 315 on Tuesday and finished with a 290 on Wednesday, which was the third best round of any team that day. Fellow Sooner Athletic Conference member Southern Nazarene won the event with a two-day total of 572, just two strokes ahead of Oklahoma Baptist.

Kyle Ward led Northwestern with a 72-68-82—140, finishing in 3rd place and under par for the tournament. Benjamyn Eastes placed 28th with an 81-72—153. Austin Cowan and Wayne Heffington finished in 29th and 46th place, respectively. Cowan carded an 81-73 —154, while Heffington shot an 81-79 —160. M.T. Morrow rounded out the scoring for Northwestern scoring with an 84-77 —161 for 48th place. Jay Lee and Kelby Schick were the individuals for Northwestern. Lee shot 78-74 —152 putting him in a tie for 25th. Schick carded a 84-78 —162 placing him at 50th.

The Rangers get right back to action this next week with another trip to Oklahoma City for the Mid-America Christian University Fall Invitational on Sept. 12-13 at Earlywine Golf Club.