OKLAHOMA CITY (April 7, 2015) – Oklahoma Christian’s Anna Arrese Cortadellas will enter the Heartland Conference Championship on a serious roll.
Arrese Cortadellas on Tuesday finished off her third win in five events, shooting a 3-over-par 75 at Lincoln Park Golf Club’s East Course to take top honors in the Oklahoma Baptist Spring Invitational, a late addition to OC’s women’s golf spring schedule.
Her two-round score of 143 was four shots better than runner-up Caroline Goodin of Oklahoma City University and helped lift the Lady Eagles to a second-place team finish. OC posted a second-round team score of 310 to finish at 613, while NAIA power OCU – which entered the day tied with the Lady Eagles – posted a 304 and won with a two-day score of 607 over the 5,912-yard course.
Arrese Cortadellas now has finished in the top two individually in six straight tournaments, dating back to the National Christian College Athletic Association Championship last October in Panama City Beach, Fla. During the spring season, she won the Las Vegas Desert Classic at Paiute Golf Club, then took top honors in the Diffee Ford-Lincoln Invitational at Kickingbird Golf Course in Edmond.
The senior from Barcelona, Spain, entered the week ranked second in NCAA Division II in stroke average at 73.75, a number that will drop after her scores from her latest win are figured in.
OC’s other four starters all finished in the top 16 in the 55-woman field. Junior Audrey Meisch shot a 75 and tied for sixth at 152, while sophomore India Matthews shot a 78 and tied for ninth at 157.
Four Lady Eagles played as individuals. Of that group, sophomore Dana Todd led the way, tying for 25th at 169 after a final-round 82. Sophomore Mindy Stafford tied for 33rd at 175, shooting a final-round 87. Freshman Chaise Lucero shot an 86 and tied for 39th at 177 while junior Alyssa Schneider shot an 89 and tied for 43rd at 180.
The Lady Eagles will take next week off before making their inaugural trip to the Heartland Conference Championship, which is set for April 20-21 at Apple Rock Golf Course in Horseshoe Bay, Texas.