Freshman Golfer Rupert Kaminski is the medalist who helped the men’s golf team receive their sixth Sooner Athletic Conference Championship title in seven years, and Junior Golfer Caroline Goodin is the medalist who helped the women’s golf team receive their fifth-consecutive SAC Championship title.
Kaminski is fromJohannesburg, South Africa who came to OCU for the golf team. He was also honored as “Freshman of the Year” for men’s golf. He posted a 21-under-par 67-63-65-195. He set the course tournament record with his second-round 63.
“It’s pretty overwhelming,” Kaminski said. “It’s an amazing achievement for me and I’m really happy about it.”
Senior Golfer Anthony Marchesani finished as runner-up in the SAC Championships for the second year in a row. He posted a 70-65-68-203 to become a three-time all-conference team member.
Marchesani was unavailable for comment April 20.
The team posted a 282-272-276–830 on the par-72, 7,085-yard course. The team has won the SAC Championship 18 of the past 20 years.
The Stars and Wayland Baptist earned the conference’s bids into the NAIA Championships on May 24-27 at TPC Deere Run
Goodin recorded a 74-76–150 and earned her second all-conference nod.
Goodin was unavailable for comment on April 20.
The women’s golf team posted a 299-305-604 on the par-72, 5,930-yard course. The team has 14 SAC Championships in the past 16 years.
The Stars and Wayland Baptist received NAIA Championship bids for May 17-20 at Savnnah Quarters Country Club in Pooler, Georgia.
“I could not be more proud of all seven of the girls,” Coach Marty McCauley said in a press release from OCUSports. “We have faced a lot of adversity all season long, playing a difficult schedule on great golf courses. They have improved all season long, and it is great to see them peaking at the right time of the year. I am very excited about our national championship in May.”
McCauley was honored as “Coach of the Year” for women’s golf.
Four women’s golfers took all-conference honors. Anna Mikish became SAC individual runner-up with a 77-74–151. Kailey Campbell tied for third with a 75-77–152. First-round leader Abby Thompson finished tied for fifth with a 73-82–155.
Mikish, Campbell and Thompson were also unavailable for comment on April 20.