OKLAHOMA CITY (Nov. 1, 2011) – Alasdair Dalgliesh (Haywards Heath GC) shot an even-par 67 Tuesday to capture medalist honors, leading host Oklahoma Christian to a six-shot win in the River Oaks Intercollegiate men’s golf tournament.
The win was the first for Dalgliesh as a collegian. His three-round total of six-under-par 207 was two shots better than Joss Gosling of Northwood (Texas), with David Walter of Grand View (Iowa) another three shots back at 212.
Oklahoma City University’s Taylor Artman (213) was fourth and Grand View’s Josh Manske and two OC golfers, Jared Consoli and Vilhelm Bogstrand, tied for fifth at 214. Overcoming a fierce south wind, Manske posted the day’s second-best score of 70 on the par-71, 6,698-yard course at River Oaks Golf Club.
The tournament, the last of the fall season for OC – the 2011 NAIA champion – featured six of the top 17 teams from last May’s NAIA Championships. The Eagles entered Tuesday’s play up by seven shots over Grand View and posted a team score of 7-over 291.
It was the second win this fall for OC, which also took the Texoma Championship in Kingston last month.
“We didn’t have our best stuff today as a team, but we did what we needed to do to win,” OC Director of Golf David Lynn said. “I am extremely proud of Ali for getting his first collegiate win. He was outstanding for all three rounds and has played extremely well most of the fall season.”
OCU finished third at 863, followed by Northwood at 881 and Lee (Tenn.) at 882.
Dalgliesh held a one-shot lead over Gosling after two rounds and slightly extended that with a solid final round.
Bogstrand shot a 73 Tuesday while Consoli had a 75. The top-10 finish was the third in a row for Consoli, providing “a very nice boost to the team,” Lynn said.
Logan Herbst shot a 74 to finish at 217 – tied for 12th – while Preston Wilkins tied for 30th, firing a 73 to close at 223.
OC’s No. 2 team in the tournament finished ninth in the 14-team field with an 894 team score. Taylor Williams – tied for fourth entering the day – shot a 77 to close at 216, good for a tie for eighth. Kyle Hudelson finished 16th after shooting the day’s best round by any player, a 69, to finish at 218.
“I am excited about our fall play as a whole and look forward to a very productive off-season,” Lynn said. “This team is deep and it shows as we haven’t had the same top five in any event this fall.”