CONOVER, N.C. (Oct. 29) – Central Oklahoma ended its fall season with another impressive outing here Tuesday as the Bronchos finished third in the Rock Barn Collegiate Invitational.
Taylor Neidy shot a 1-over-par 72 to pace UCO, which closed with a 294 on the par-71 Rock Barn Golf Club – site of the 2014 NCAA Division II Championships — to end the two-day, 36-hole tournament at 592.
The 14th-ranked Bronchos trailed just No. 3 Lynn (565) and No. 6 Tarleton State (573) in the 14-team tourney while finishing three shots ahead of No. 12 Dallas Baptist. UCO made up a six-stroke deficit to DBU in moving up from fourth to third in the final standings.
“We played pretty well today and I was happy that we got past Dallas Baptist,” said head coach Michael Bond, whose team won their first three tournaments of the fall. “We had a bad back nine on the first day, but other than that it was a good tournament for us and we did a lot of good things this fall.”
Neidy’s 72 was UCO’s low score of the day, with the Bronchos also getting 73s from Aly Seng and Bethany Darrough while June Tigert shot 76 and Katie Bensch 77.
Darrough was fifth in the individual standings with an even-par 142 total after playing the par-5s in five-under for the tournament. She won two titles this fall in addition to placing fifth and seventh in the other two meets.
Neidy tied for seventh at two-over-par 144 and made 26 pars in the two days. She also ended the fall with four top-seven finishes, coming in second twice and seventh twice.
UCO will resume the 2013-14 season March 3-4 in the Diffee Invitational at the Greens Country Club in Oklahoma City.