JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Northeastern State women’s golf team went wire-to-wire to finish in first place at the MIAA Fall Preview, which was contested at the par-72, 6,046-yard Jefferson City Country Club.
The RiverHawks shot 307 in Tuesday’s final round to win the championship at 36-over-par 612 (305-307). The team title was the first for NSU since claiming top honors at the 2012 NSU Classic. Since then, Northeastern State has finished second or third 19 times but had not been able to finish off a tournament until Tuesday.
Central Oklahoma finished three strokes behind NSU at 39-over 615 (308-307), while William Woods placed third at 45-over 621 (316-305). Missouri Western State placed fourth at 48-over 624 (307-317), and Lindenwood rounded out the top 5 at 64-over 640 (318-322).
True freshman Ebba Moberg tied for low individual honors in just her third-career tournament. She was in sole possession of the overnight lead and finished the event at 4-over 148 (73-75). Moberg tied with UCO’s Marla Souvannasing (74-74) for first place. Souvannasing, a sophomore from Union High School, won the title in a two-hole playoff while freshman Grace Shin, also from Union, finished tied for fourth at 152 to help the Bronchos finish second.
Both golfers made par on the first hole before Souvannasing birdied the second to claim the sixth individual crown of her two-year UCO career. The Bronchos also got a 75 from e Shin, while Makena Mucciaccio shot 78, Daniela Martinez 80 and Alyson Wilcox 90. Shin ended up in a tie for fourth with a 152 total.
"We played a solid round today and just came up a little short," head coach Michael Bond said. "We need to learn how to close out tournaments, but we’re getting better and I like the direction we’re going."
The Bronchos return to action next Monday and Tuesday when they host the UCO Invitational at Lincoln Park Golf Course in Oklahoma City.
For NSU, true freshman Halie Wright shot 9-over 153 (76-77) to land in solo sixth, while senior Charter Lawson (77-79) and junior Baylee Price (80-76) tied for 12th at 12-over 156. True freshman Kelsey Lumpkin completed the lineup as she finished T-23 at 17-over 161 (79-82).
Northeastern State was the only team in the field to have all five members finish inside the top 25.
The RiverHawks are now set to tackle the RCB UCO Classic, which will be contested Oc.t 5-6 at Lincoln Park East Golf Club in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
MIAA FALL PREVIEW – Final Results
September 29, 2015 at Jefferson City, Mo.
(par-72, 6,046-yard Jefferson City Country Club)
1. Northeastern State 305-307=612 (+36)
2. Central Oklahoma 308-307=615 (+39)
3. William Woods 316-305=621 (+45)
4. Missouri Western State 307-317=624 (+48)
5. Lindenwood 318-322=640 (+64)
6. Northwest Missouri State 325-332=657 (+81)
7. Central Missouri 328-337=665 (+89)
8. Nebraska-Kearney 343-328=671 (+95)
9. Truman State 362-335=697 (+121)
10. Fort Hays State 351-351=702 (+126)
11. Southwest Baptist 349-354=703 (+127)
12. Lincoln 373-371=744 (+168)
T1. Marla Souvannasing (Central Oklahoma)* 74-74=148 (+4)
Ebba Moberg (Northeastern State) 73-75=148 (+4)
3. Andrea Agniel (William Woods) 76-75=151 (+7)
T4. Shi Quing Ong (Missouri Western State) 78-74=152 (+8)
Grace Shin (Central Oklahoma) 77-75=152 (+8)
* = Won playoff on second hole
T1. Ebba Moberg 73-75=148 (+4)
6. Halie Wright 76-77=153 (+9)
T12. Baylee Price 80-76=156 (+12)
Charter Lawson 77-79=156 (+12)
T23. Kelsey Lumpkin 79-82=161 (+17)