OCU sophomore Abigail Rigsby is an All-Heartland Conference pick for the second straight season. Photo supplied

Rigsby earns second all-conference honour

Courtenay golfer won first tourney this season

For the second straight year, Courtenay golfer Abigail Rigsby is an All-Heartland Conference second-team selection.

The sophomore from Oklahoma Christian University earned one of 10 spots in one of the most competitive women’s golf conferences in the NCAA Division II. The All-Heartland consists of 10 schools: five from Texas, three from Oklahoma, and one each from Arkansas and Kansas.

Rigsby posted a stroke average of 75.1 over 20 rounds this season, which ranks ninth among Heartland players. Her adjusted scoring average of 74.90 ranks 44th in the second division.

“It was nice to be recognized despite not being able to finish the season,” Rigsby, 19, said by email. “I fractured a bone in my foot during our team trip to Arizona about a month ago.”

Before the injury — which forced her to withdraw from the Canadian Amateur — Rigsby had recorded three straight top-three individual finishes, including her first career win in March at the Midwestern State Invitational at Wichita Falls Country Club in Texas.

She had five top-five finishes during the 2017-18 season, and has 12 top-10 finishes in 21 career events. One of those came in last year’s Division II West Super Regional — also in Wichita Falls — which qualified her for the Division II Championship tournament.

“Abi had a great year, including her first college win,” OCU coach Greg Lynn said in a news release. “She works so hard in the gym, and on the course and in the classroom. She is an exemplary student-athlete in every regard. We are so pleased she was recognized on the All-Heartland teams.”

Rigsby graduated in 2016 from Vanier Secondary. She is majoring in math with a minor in finance at OCU.

This summer, she hopes to play a team tournament before school resumes in August.

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