DALLAS (Oct. 14, 2014) – On a day that many teams in the Dallas Baptist Women’s Classic backed up, Oklahoma Christian zoomed on up the standings.
Led by strong rounds from Audrey Meisch and Anna Arrese Cortadellas, OC posted a team score of 303 – the third-best in the 17-team field – on Tuesday at The Golf Club of Dallas to jump five spots into a tie for fifth with a two-round score of 617.
OC was part of a 1-through-5 finish by Heartland Conference schools in the tournament. Host Dallas Baptist (Texas) won with a score of 600, followed by St. Edward’s (Texas) at 605, Newman (Kan.) at 612, St. Mary’s (Texas) at 616 and OC, which tied for fifth with Lone Star Conference member Tarleton State (Texas).
Meisch, a junior from Wichita, Kan., led the Lady Eagles for the third straight tournament. Her final round 1-over-par 73 on the 5,851-yard course left her tied for sixth at 149, nine shots behind the individual winner, Sydney Williams of Dallas Baptist.
Arrese Cortadellas steadied herself on her back nine to shoot a 74 and close at 150, tied for eighth. The senior from Barcelona, Spain, has finished in the top 10 in all but one of her 29 collegiate tournaments.
OC sophomore Dana Todd was just 1-over through 12 holes before finishing with a 77, which put her at 158, tied for 35th in the 92-woman field. Another sophomore, Allison Sell, shot a final-round 79 and closed at 160, tied for 43rd.
The Rogers State women’s golf team slipped back after round two to finish 14th.
Raquel Trevino remained the leader for the Hillcats at the tournament but after tallying an 80 in round two she lost her spot inside the top 10 falling to 26th overall with a total of 155 on the par-72, 5900-yard course.
Carding the low round of the day for RSU was sophomore Kina Boone with a 79. She fired another three birdies in her round matching Trevino with six during the 36-hole event to place tied for 54th at 163.
Michelle Tierney posted an 84 tying for 64th with a 165 edging in front of Ariel Wixson as the freshman finished 67th following an 85 in round two for a 166 total.
Sophomore Mica Eastin came through with the biggest improvement from round one as she dropped her score by six strokes posting an 82 Tuesday for a two-day total of 170.
DBU’s Sydney Williams held on for medalist honors firing a 1-under-par 70 to finish at 140 for a three-stroke victory over Haley Haught of St. Edward’s while the Patriots claimed the team title by five strokes ahead of the Hilltoppers.
RSU closes the fall portion of its schedule Oct. 20-21 at the Oklahoma Intercollegiate hosted by Cameron University at Fort Sill Golf Course.