LINCOLN, Neb. — Oklahoma City University won its seventh championship Friday at the NAIA Women’s Golf Tournament. The Stars defeated Savannah College of Art and Design (Ga.) in a one-hole playoff at Wilderness Ridge Golf Club.
The Stars and Bees entered the final round tied for first with a 914 team total. The teams were tied at 1,209 after regulation Friday, 15 strokes ahead of third-place finisher Bellevue (Neb.).
OCU was led by Elia Folch, who fired a 292 for four rounds. The senior from Barcelona, Spain, finished one stroke behind medalist Alazne Urizar of SCAD. But it was Folch’s eagle in the 18th hole that forced the playoff; she also had four birdies in the final round.
Folch and teammates Caroline Goodin and Kailey Campbell were selected to the All-Tournament squad. Goodin, a freshman from Deer Creek, finished in an eighth-place tie in the individual portion of the tournament with a 303. Campbell, a freshman from Oktaha, tied for 15th place with a 306.
OCU also won national championships in women’s golf for the 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2013 seasons. The Stars join the women’s basketball team and men’s cross country squad as athletic teams to win national championships this school year.