MAYETTA, Kan. – Northeastern State sits in a familiar spot at the MIAA Women’s Golf Championship and leads by four strokes after one round of play on Monday afternoon at the Firekeeper Golf Course. Central Oklahoma is in fifth in the seven-team field.
Winners of the last three MIAA Championships, the RiverHawks have led for ten consecutive rounds.
The RiverHawks carded a 300 as a team with Central Missouri (304) tailing them. Behind those two, it is a nine-stroke difference to Missouri Western.
Freshman Aitana Hernandez turned in the lowest scorecard for the RiverHawks with a 1-over 73 and landed third overall. In only her third career tournament, Amber Bruins is tied for fourth with a career-low 74 score.
UCM’s Rosie Klausner is the individual leader by one stroke after shooting the only under-par score of the day with a 71.
Northeastern State will be paired with Central Missouri and Missouri Western in round two on Tuesday morning.
Sydney Roberts shot 75 to pace UCO, but only one other player broke 80. Makena Mucciaccio managed a 78, but Madison O’Dell (81), Faith Stewart (85) and Yuna Sato (86) will look to rebound in the second round.