SALEM, Ore. – (Live Scoring | Sunset in Salem) Texas Wesleyan approached another men's golf national title to its collection, but the Rams finished second to Oklahoma City University as the 2013 NAIA Men's Golf National Chamionships at Creekside Golf Club in Salem, Ore., came to a close on Friday. TWU climbed to second in the third round of the event but couldn't close the gap on OCU. Our Lady of the Lake finished in seventh place, followed by RRAC members St. Thomas (12th) and Northwood (13th).
Aaron Flores of OLLU tied for second among individuals, two shots behind champion Sondre Ronold of OCU. TWU's Dylan Anthony finished in a tie for seventh, while UST's Zach Cabra tied for 10th.
Texas Wesleyan made the jump to second place from sixth thanks to two rounds of 69 from Nathan Anderson and Jose Pablo Rolz. OLLU climbed to sixth from 11th as Aaron Flores and Dustin Blair also registered rounds of 69. St. Thomas slipped to 11th, while Northwood moved up two spots to 12th to give the RRAC the most teams in the top 12 of any conference.
The 62nd annual event was a 72-hole stroke play tournament played over the course of four days, concluding with the final round on Friday.
The NAIA, in conjunction with the Cascade Collegiate Conference and Corban University (Ore.) – hosts of the event – provided fans live scoring throughout the tournament via Golfstat. For final scoring, click here. Additionally, a post-round wrap up show named Sunset in Salem aired each day. To watch Sunset in Salem, click here.
WACO, Texas -- The Red River Athletic Conference announced the Champions of Character teams for 2013 spring sports. One player from each team is recognized as determined by their coaches. Players on the list demonstrated the tenets of the NAIA Champions of Character program: Integrity, Respect, Responsibility, Sportsmanship and Servant Leadership. Following are this year's recipients:
LUBBOCK, Texas -- RRAC champion Northwood fell, 6-4, in an elimination game against the University of Houston-Victoria Tuesday in the 2013 NAIA Softball National Championship Opening Round. The Lady Knights' Kaylan Pruitt went 2-for-4 with a two-run double and Gabrielle Esparza had a run-scoring double in the losing effort. Northwood ends its season at 29-19.
The Opening Round format is a first in the 33-year softball national championship history. The event will take place at 10 different sites around the country May 13 – 15. Each site will feature a four-team double-elimination tournament.