KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The No. 11-ranked Northeastern State womenâ€™s golf team owns a 15-stroke lead after the first round of the 2016 MIAA Championship, which is being held at the par-72, 5,893-yard Swope Memorial Golf Course.
The RiverHawks fired a team score of 18-over-par 306 to land well ahead of the pace. No. 25 Central Oklahoma is second at 33-over 321, and No. 49 Lindenwood sits third at 36-over 324. Central Missouri and Missouri Western State are tied for fourth at 53-over 341.
All five members of NSUâ€™s lineup shot in the 70â€™s and are all inside the top four in the individual standings.
Junior Baylee Price shot 1-under 71 and owns a six stroke lead over the rest of the field. True freshman Ebba Moberg is tied for second at 5-over 77. Seniors Charter Lawson and Kayla Schroeder and true freshman Kelsey Lumpkinare all tied for fourth at 7-over 79.
Northeastern State will begin teeing off in Tuesdayâ€™s second round at 8:30 a.m. NSU will start on the back nine.
Central Oklahoma will have to rally to win a fourth straight Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association women’s golf title.
The Bronchos shot an opening-round 321and trail NSU by 15 strokes.
Daniela Martinez, Makena Mucciaccio and Camillo Schou are tied for eighth in the individual standings after all three shot 80 to lead UCO, while Marla Souvannasing had an 81 and Grace Shin an 82.
2016 MIAA CHAMPIONSHIP â€“ First Round Results
April 18-20, 2016 at Kansas City, Mo.
(par-72, 5,893-yard Swope Memorial Golf Course)
1. #11 Northeastern State 306 (+18)
2. #25 Central Oklahoma 321 (+33)
3. #49 Lindenwood 324 (+36)
T4. Central Missouri 341 (+53)
Missouri Western State 341 (+53)
6. Northwest Missouri State 342 (+54)
7. Fort Hays State 356 (+68)
8. Nebraska-Kearney 367 (+79)
9. Southwest Baptist 386 (+98)
Rankings reflect the latest Golfstat.com Polls
1. Baylee Price (Northeastern State) 71 (-1)
T2. Ebba Moberg (Northeastern State) 77 (+5)
Elizabeth Leath (Central Missouri) 77 (+5)
T4. Charter Lawson (Northeastern State) 79 (+7)
Kayla Schroeder (Northeastern State) 79 (+7)
Kelsey Lumpkin (Northeastern State) 79 (+7)
Dakota Limkemann (Lindenwood) 79 (+7)
1. Baylee Price 71 (-1)
T2. Ebba Moberg 77 (+5)
T4. Charter Lawson 77 (+5)
Kayla Schroeder 79 (+7)
Kelsey Lumpkin 79 (+7)