DALLAS, Texas (Oct. 13) – Mica Eastin broke her own school record Tuesday as the Rogers State women’s golf team saved its best round of the fall season for its finale to jump into fourth place at the Dallas Baptist Women’s Classic Tuesday at The Golf Club of Dallas.
The Hillcats posted a team score of 296 in the second and final round to move up six spots in an extremely talented field on the par-72, 6,011-yard course.
Eastin birdied her final hole of the day to card a 3-under-par 69 in round two for her third top-10 finish in four events this fall placing eighth. The junior tallied four birdies, two on each side for her round, to go with 13 pars and one bogey to break her previous record of 71. Her performance pushed her into the top 10 with a total score of 142.
Raquel Trevino had her best round of the fall, one stroke off her career best, firing a 1-over-par 73 to finish tied for 17th at 147. The senior tallied 15 pars for the day with her lone birdie coming on the par-five second hole.
Showing the biggest improvement for RSU, redshirt freshman Elizabeth McCloskey dropped her score by five strokes in day two recording her career-best round, an even-par 72. The McKinney, Texas native totaled three birdies over her final round, including two during her final five holes, to finish in a 22nd-place tie with a 149 total.
Kina Boone battled back from a tough opening side to recover by shooting 1-over-par on her last 10 holes of the tournament posting an 82 Tuesday. Stirling Phillips rounded out the event for the Hillcats with a final-round 87.
The host Patriots of Dallas Baptist rallied for the team title firing a final-round score of 285 moving past St. Mary’s by seven shots. Marvi Monsalve of California Baptist shot a 2-under-par 70 to claim individual medalist honors by two strokes.
Grace Shin shot a final-round 74 to lead Central Oklahoma to a sixth-place finish.
The Bronchos had a closing 304 at The Golf Club of Dallas to finish the two-day, 36-hole tournament with a 600 total.
It was the final tournament of the fall season for UCO, which placed in the top six in all five events with a pair of runner-up finishes behind a lineup that featured three freshmen, one sophomore and one senior.
“We made a lot of mistakes and didn’t play very well today, but overall we had a good fall,” head coach Michael Bond said. “I think we made good progress and learned a lot about ourselves. We’ll work hard in the off-season to get ready for the spring.”
Shin’s 74 was her low score of the fall campaign and led the Bronchos in the final round. Marla Souvannasing had a 76, while Daniela Martinez and Makena Mucciaccio both shot 77 and Camilla Schou 80.
Souvannasing ended up 13th in the individual standings with a 145 total, with Martinez another stroke back in a tie for 15th.
Oklahoma Christian placed 11th-place after final-round team score of 309 for a two-day score of 612, finishing 32 shots behind the tournament winner, host Dallas Baptist (Texas).
OC’s top player on the 6,011-yard course was freshman Kate Goodwin, who closed with a 5-over-par 77 to finish at 150, tied for 24th. Senior Audrey Meisch was another shot behind and tied for 27th in the 84-woman field after shooting a 78.
Junior Allison Sell recorded six birdies and fired an even-par 72 – the best by any OC player in the tournament – on Tuesday and jumped into a tie for 42nd place at 156.
Another junior, Dana Todd, tied for 46th after posting an 82 to finish at 157, and junior India Matthews finished at 166, tied for 75th, after a final-round 84.