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Oklahoma City sweeps men's, women's titles

By Julie Garcia
Feb. 17, 2014 at 11:03 p.m.
Updated Feb. 16, 2014 at 8:17 p.m.

UHV golfer Vance Edwards watches his drive off the tee as  play in the Claud Jacobs Collegiate Invitational winds down.

Both the men's and women's team from Oklahoma City University remained in first place on the second day of the Claud Jacobs Collegiate Invitational.

After 36 holes Sunday, the men played their final round Monday at the Victoria Country Club.

OCU sophomore Anthony Marchesani surpassed his teammate, Austen Fuller, with rounds of 71, 72, 68 for a total of 211.

Fuller, who scored the lowest in Sunday's action, scored a 78 in his final round to round out his score to a 220 total and fourth-place finish.

This is the second year for Marchesani to play in the invitational. Last year, he tied for third.

The Australia native was happy with his overall performance and appreciated the escape from Oklahoma's cold weather.

"Pretty happy with the win, especially after not playing for two-and-a-half weeks because we've been snowed in," Marchesani said. "Playing well myself, and the team getting the win after being stuck has been great."

Being more accustomed to sunny skies and hotter temperatures, Marchesani said it was "nice to feel the sun on my skin."

"It's been good; it was pretty hot today," he said. "I think I got a bit of a sunburn."

Marchesani and Fuller's scores helped OCU make the top spot as a team.

James Marchesani (223), Garrison Mendoza (228) and Jett Johnson (240) rounded out OCU's first-place finish.

Jose Pablo Rolz, from Texas Wesleyan, finished in second place with a 216, followed by Grand View University's Ben Wollam with a 218 total.

The men from Texas Wesleyan scored an 882 after three rounds for a second-place finish, followed by Wayland Baptist with an 894.

UHV men's team moved up one spot to ninth place with a 917 total.

OCU's Elia Folch moved up from third place Sunday to first overall for the women's division after the final round.

Folch scored a 141 total after a division-low score of 69 on Monday, followed by Fariza Zain of Northwood University with a 142 second-place finish.

Caroline Goodin, who tied with UHV freshman Heather Shake for first place Sunday, came in third place overall with a 144 total.

OCU finished with a 582 total for its five-person team.

Shake scored a 75 in the final round, making her final score a 146 and placing fourth. Shake scored a 71 Sunday.

Though disappointed with the score, Shake was happy to achieve her goal to be in the top five finishers.

Northwood's five female golfers achieved second place as a team with a 593, followed by UHV in third place with a 608.

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