SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The No. 13-ranked Northeastern State womenâ€™s golf team finished one stroke out of first place at the NCAA Division II Central Region Spring Preview, which was contested at the par-72, 5,911-yard Rivercut Golf Course.
The RiverHawks shot 308 in Tuesdayâ€™s final round to remain in second place at 43-over-par 619 (311-308). No 19 Augustana won the event at 42-over 618 (309-309), and No. 33 Arkansas Tech was third at 46-over 622 (315-307). No. 25 Central Oklahoma (318-315) and No. 39 Southwestern Oklahoma State (322-311) tied for fourth at 57-over 633.
Junior Baylee Price brought home individual honors for the third time this season as she went wire-to-wire to win the event at 5-over 149 (73-76). This is also the fifth tournament victory of her career.
Senior Charter Lawson shot the lowest round of the tournament Tuesday to shoot up the leaderboard and land in second place at 7-over 151 (79-72).
Senior Kayla Schroeder, playing in her first event of the season, tied for 17th at 14-over 158 (77-81), while true freshman Kelsey Lumpkin tied for 29th at 17-over 161 (82-79). True freshman Ebba Moberg rounded out the team score as she finished T-40 at 22-over 166 (83-83).
Northeastern State is now set to begin postseason play. First up for the RiverHawks will be the 2016 MIAA Championship, which will be contested April 18-20 at Swope Memorial Golf Club in Kansas City, Missouri.
Marla Souvannasing fired a final-round 73 to lead Central Oklahoma to a fourth-place finish in the Central Regional Preview.
The Bronchos closed with a 315 to finish two trips around the par-72 Rivercut Golf Course with a 633 total.
Souvannasing trimmed five shots off her opening-round score to finish with a 151 total in claiming runner-up honors in the medalist race, two strokes behind the champion. Makena Mucciaccio shot 79 for the Bronchos, while Daniela Martinez had an 80 and Grace Shin and Camila Schou both shot 83.
UCO guns for its fourth straight Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association championship next week in Kansas City, Mo., with that three-day tourney running Monday-Wednesday.
SWOSU, led by Elin Wahlin and Gloria Choi, shot a combined 311 on Tuesday – 11 shots better than its first round Monday and moved into a share of fourth place.
Wahlin shot 80-77 and Choi 84-73 as both finished at 157 and tied for 12th. Chloe Thackeray tied for 20th at 159, one shot ahead of teammate Emily Folsom, who shot a 76 on Monday but followed it with an 84 on Tuesday for a 160.
The Lady Bulldogs now turn their attention to the postseason, which will begin on April 24 at the GAC Championships, held in Hot Springs, Arkansas.
Southern Nazarene got an 82 out of Emilee White in the final round as SNU finished in a tie for 14th.
White Tied for 56th with Marion Broedys as each closed at 170. Broedys finished with an 86. Cassidy Herbster, who led the Crimson Storm through the first round, shot a 90 on the final day to close at 171 in a tie for 61st. Rachel Donaldson shot an 89 in the final round for a 177 two-round total which left her in 78th while Ashley Moore tied for 87th at 182.
NCAA DIVISION II CENTRAL REGION SPRING PREVIEW – Final Results
April 11-12, 2016 at Springfield, Mo.
(par-72, 5,911-yard Rivercut Golf Course)
1. #19 Augustana 309-309=618 (+42)
2. #13 Northeastern State 311-308=619 (+43)
3. #33 Arkansas Tech 315-307=622 (+46)
T4. #25 Central Oklahoma 318-315=633 (+57)
#39 Southwestern Oklahoma State 322-311=633 (+57)
6. #47 Lindenwood 318-316=634 (+58)
7. Concordia-St. Paul 324-330=654 (+78)
8. Missouri Western State 337-319=656 (+80)
9. Henderson State 332-326=658 (+82)
10. Upper Iowa 334-325=659 (+83)
11. Central Missouri 324-336=660 (+84)
12. Northwest Missouri State 342-331=673 (+97)
13. Southwest Minnesota State 339-343=682 (+106)
T14. Southern Nazarene 341-347=688 (+112)
St. Cloud State 348-340=688 (+112)
16. Winona State 357-333=690 (+114)
17. Arkansas-Monticello 349-342=691 (+115)
18. Nebraska-Kearney 353-345=698 (+122)
19. Harding 357-368=725 (+149)
Rankings reflect the latest Golfstat.com Polls
1. Baylee Price (Northeastern State) 73-76=149 (+5)
T2. Charter Lawson (Northeastern State) 79-72=151 (+7)
Marla Souvannasing (Central Oklahoma) 78-73=151 (+7)
T4. Caroline Fredensborg (Arkansas Tech) 78-74=152 (+8)
Marisa Toivonen (Augustana) 77-75=152 (+8)
Sierra Langlie (Augustana) 75-77=152 (+8)
1. Baylee Price 73-76=149 (+5)
T2. Charter Lawson 79-72=151 (+7)
T17. Kayla Schroeder 77-81=158 (+14)
T29. Kelsey Lumpkin 82-79=161 (+17)
T40. Ebba Moberg 83-83=166 (+22)