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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Golf update from Coach Lynn

DAVID LYNN, Head Golf Coach

Greetings from the Oklahoma Christian University Men’s Golf Team. Just a quick update as we are between tournaments:

We traveled to the Island of Kauai over Spring Break to defend our 2007 Kauai Collegiate Cup Title. We had beautiful weather and the event was incredible. We played solid in a NCAA Division I field. We were the runnerup out of 11 schools to Vanderbilt University, but there is no shame in that; Vandy has a quality top-50 NCAA program.

Rhein Gibson led the tournament going into the third and final round at -4, with only two players within striking distance (or so we thought). Rhein went out and beat the two players in his group, but Vanderbilt had a player shoot 63 (-9) on the last day to pass Rhein’s total by two shots. It was a great experience all the way around!

This week, we hosted the 2008 Sleep Inn and Suites Classic here in town at River Oaks Golf Club, and yes, the tournament was in all that wind on Monday and Tuesday. We didn’t handle ourselves as well as I had hoped, but we still pulled out the victory over 13 other schools, including six of the NAIA top 25. We were fortunate to host schools from many different states, including Alabama, Indiana, Iowa, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Texas.

Bruno Buccolo won his ninth college tournament and in doing so tied the school record for individual victories. It was the third year in a row he has won this golf tournament; we may just call it the Buccolo Classic next year. Bruno is ranked in the top 20 college golfers in America among all levels - NCAA I, II and III plus the NAIA and junior colleges.

We are getting ready to go to the biggest event that we will play in all year outside of the national tournament. This week’s event is hosted by Wichita State at Wichita Country Club. We will see 16 NCAA D-I schools and our rival Oklahoma City, so hopefully we will go play our best golf.

Thanks for your support and go EAGLES!

Monday, March 10, 2008

Video of NAIA Track Nationals

Flotrack produced online videos of the events at the NAIA Indoor Track and Field Championships in Johnson City, Tenn. Click the links below to watch the races OC’s athletes competed in:

FINALS
1,000 meters (Josh Wayland)
Mile (Jordan Powell)
4x800-meter relay (Curtis Pratt, Cole McAllister, Eric Poole, Josh Wayland)
3,000 meters (Sylvia Chirchir)

SEMIFINALS
4x800-meter relay (Curtis Pratt, Cole McAllister, Eric Poole, Josh Wayland)
60-meter hurdles (Chris Plank)
800 meters (Rachel Snider)

PRELIMS
60-meter hurdles (Chris Plank)

Saturday, March 08, 2008

A ‘Page’ turner

A lot of OC fans have watched Keiton Page’s high school career with interest because his older brother Brady played here and earned All-America honors in 2005-06.

Keiton, who will go to Oklahoma State next year, scored 54 points and had 14 assists to lead Pawnee to a 95-79 win over Oklahoma Christian School in the Class 2A boys state basketball championship game Saturday.

His big game is also of interest because he set the boys’ state-tournament career scoring record that had belonged to former OC standout Kevin Rehl. Page’s 369 career points eclipsed the 318 points scored by Rehl when he played for Snyder and Velma-Alma from 1980 to 1983.

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