NSU women third, UCO’s Pool tied at top in Super Regional

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Northeaster State is in third, Central Oklahoma is tied for fifth and Southwestern Oklahoma State in sixth after the first round of the NCAA Super Regional on Monday.

Led by Ebba Moberg‘s 75, Northeastern State is three shots off of the lead scoring a 311 at the par-71, 6,073 yard, Minnehaha Country Club.

The top three teams and the top-3 three individuals on non-advancing teams will move onto the NCAA Division II National Championships at the Findlay Country Club in Findlay, Ohio from May 17-20.

Moberg, is one shot off of the individual lead, and tied with sixth others with her 4-over score.   Lexi Armon shot 77 and is tied for 15th place.  Kelsey Lumpkin carded a 79 and is in a 23rd place tie, with Baylee Price and Halie Wright were a shot back at 80, tied for 29th.

 Missouri Western who finished fourth at the MIAA Tournament, is leading the field by one shot over Arkansas Tech with a 308.

Central Oklahoma’s Anna Pool and Savannah Stone from Concordia St. Paul lead the individual leaderboard with a 74.

 Pool fired a 3-over-par 74 and helped the Bronchos finish with a 312 total. Pool was one of three UCO players to break 80 Monday, with Marla Souvannasing shooting 78 and Makena Mucciaccio 79.  Sydney Roberts added an 81 and J.T. Neuzil an 89.

“Anna was really steady today and played well,” head coach Michael Bond said.  “She had one bad hole and did a great job rebounded from that to finish her round strong.  We left a few shots out there, but we’re in pretty good position.”

Pool made 16 pars in her round, starting the day with seven straight before bogeying No. 8.  The freshman standout came back with four more pars, double bogeyed the par-4 13th hole to fall to three-over and then finished the day with five straight pars.

Souvannasing had six pars and three bogeys in a front-nine 38 and was still three-over for the day through 12 holes.  She went four-over on a three-hole stretch before ending the round with three pars in a row.

Mucciaccio had two double bogeys on a front nine 41 before rallying with a 38 on the back, making seven pars and two bogeys.

Great American Conference individual medalist Elin Wahlin has continued her strong postseason push at the NCAA Division II Central Region Championships, where she sits tied for third after the opening round at Minnehaha Country Club on Monday.

Wahlin fired a four-over 75 in the opening round, which has her one shot behind co-leaders Anna Pool of Central Oklahoma and Savannah Stone of Concordia-St. Paul. Wahlin shot par on eight of the first nine holes with only a bogey at the second, leaving her one over through nine. She ran into trouble with bogey’s on three of the first five holes on the back nine, but got a stroke back with a birdie on 16 before dropping it back with a bogey on the 18th.

Behind Wahlin was Chloe Thackeray, who fired a seven-over 78, which has her among the top 20 at the tournament and in a tie for 18th. Gloria Choi and Jenna Eidem both started strong on Monday, but struggled on the back nine and both golfers carded an 80 which counted towards the Lady Bulldogs team score. SWOSU’s final golfer was Emily Folsom, who shot a 90 that did not go towards the team score.

After the first round, the Lady Bulldogs remain just five shots off the pace, which was set by Missouri Western on Monday with a team total of 308 strokes. The Griffons lead the tournament by just one stroke over Arkansas Tech and the top nine teams at the tournament are all within eight shots of the lead.

Round 2 of the Central Region Championships will tee off on Tuesday morning in Sioux Falls. Folsom leads the Lady Bulldogs off at 8:00 am, followed by Eidem (8:10 am), Choi (8:20 am), Thackeray (8:30 am) and Wahlin (8:40 am) as SWOSU plays alongside Henderson State and Central Oklahoma.

NCAA Division II Central Region Championships
Sioux Falls, S.D. (Minnehaha CC)
Monday, May 8, 2017
First Round Results
To Par R1 Total
1 Missouri Western St. +24 308 308
2 Arkansas Tech +25 309 309
3 Northeastern State +27 311 311
T4 Henderson State +28 312 312
T4 Central Oklahoma +28 312 312
6 SW Oklahoma State +29 313 313
7 Central Missouri +31 315  315
T8 Augustana +32 316 316
T8 Lindenwood +32 316 316
10 Winona State +47 331 331
11 Minnesota State +49 333 333
12 Nebraska – Kearney +50 334 334
 
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