After two solid rounds on Monday (286-289) the Flames slipped to a 307 on Tuesday. No team broke par in the final round. Second-place finisher Grand View (Iowa) earned the runner-up spot (856) but that was still six strokes more than was needed to catch OCU. Oklahoma City posted the best round on Tuesday (289) and settled for third (863). Northwood (Texas) finished a stroke ahead of the Flames (881).
“It was a pretty disappointing round today,” said Lee coach John Maupin. “We still managed to beat some really good teams. We lost focus on the last four holes and gave away a lot of shots. Overall it was a good fall, just a bad round to finish it.”
Oklahoma Christian’s Alasdair Dalgliesh also claimed medalist honors to make it a clean sweep. He fired a par 71 on Tuesday and finished the event at 207, 6-under par. Joss Gosling of Northwood was second. He was 1 over in the final round and settled for a 209. David Walter of Grand View was third (212). Taylor Artman of Oklahoma City was fourth, 213 and two OCU golfers tied for the fifth position.
After two even-par rounds, Lee sophomore Hunter Vest had a 78 on Tuesday and still was best for the Flames over the 54 holes with a 220 and tied for 20th. Tyler Smith carded a 2-over 73 and was 30th in the field (223). Caleb Roberson was even par after 36 holes but struggled home with an 84 and tied for 42nd (226). Matt Emery (79) and Jeremy Lawson (77) tied for 45th (227).
As Maupin noted earlier, the Oklahoma trip ended the fall season, but with plenty of potential, the Flames will work over the winter months and be ready to challenge the likes of Oklahoma Christian, Grand View and Oklahoma City when springtime arrives.