By Joshua Parrott, Sports Writer
In golf, consistency is important.
For the ACU golf team, consistency may have well ended their season.
The Wildcats were unable to move higher than fifth place overall over the three-day, 54-hole Division II South Central regional tournament at the Shangri-La Resort in Monkey Island, Okla., shooting three-round total of 913.
Senior James Fleming said he was displeased with the way his last season ended.
“It’s disappointing to lose like we did because we have a great team,” said Fleming, who reached the Division II national tournament last season. “We struggled and it was rough to play like we did.”
Fleming finished his Wildcat career with an 11th-place finish, shooting 224 over the three-round tournament.
According to the new selection process, the Wildcats needed to have taken first at the regional tournament to have advanced to the NCAA Division II national tournament as a team.
Junior Brian O’Leary still has a chance to qualify for the national tournament as an individual after finishing third overall with a three-round total of 220. O’Leary, who finished behind a pair of Central Oklahoma teammates, would secure a berth to the national tournament if Central Oklahoma earns one of the available at-large team berths.
O’Leary said he did his best to play for the team, not his individual goals.
“I don’t go out there and play for myself,” O’Leary said. “I go out there and play for the team.”
Cameron jumped from fourth to first-place during the last day of competition, where the top team and top individual not on the winning team will advance to the NCAA Division II championship tournament May 21-24 at the Mission Inn Resort in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla.
Junior Trey Rowe finished 21st overall with a score of 230, while juniors Gary Pike and David Van Ryke finished 38th and 44th overall respectively.