UCO grabs lead in UCO/RCB Bank Classic at Lincoln Park

OKLAHOMA CITY (Oct. 6) – Daniela Martinez took advantage of near-perfect playing conditions with a school-record 66 to spark Central Oklahoma to the opening-day lead in the UCO/RCB Bank Classic Monday.

Martinez’s five-under-par round at Lincoln Park (East) Golf Course gave her a commanding five-shot cushion in the individual race and the Bronchos finished with a 287 total in taking a four-stroke lead in the team standings.

Oklahoma Christian is second in the 15-team tournament, followed by Northeastern State (297), Lindenwood (300) and Southwest Oklahoma (307).  Final-round play begins at 9 a.m. Tuesday.

The Bronchos, who have won all three fall tournaments and nine of their last 15 events going back to last year, also got 73s from Marla Souvannasing and June Tigert, a 75 from Lindsey Bensch and a 77 from Bethany Darrough.

Tressa Brumley (75), Katie Bensch (77) and Allyson Wilcox (82) are competing as individual medalists.

"We played pretty well today and Daniela was just exceptional," head coach Michael Bond said.  "She was in total control the whole day and had a phenomenal round.  There’s still a lot of golf left and we have to be ready to go tomorrow."

Martinez, a junior transfer from Northwood (Texas) who was a first-team NAIA All-American last year, didn’t have a blemish on her scoreboard with 13 pars and five birdies.

She started her round on No. 2 and parred the first two holes before making back-to-back birdies to quickly get to two-under.  Martinez added birdie on Nos. 7, 13 and 17 to get to five-under before finishing off the record round with two pars.

The 66 bettered the previous school record 68 shared by Taylor Neidy and Kelly Callison.

Souvannasing started on No. 1 and had two birdies, two bogeys and five pars in making the turn at even-par 36.  She got to one-under with a birdie on No. 12, but double bogeyed the 14th and bogeyed the 16th in finishing with a back-nine 37.

Tigert opened her round on No. 4 and was four-over after the first 10 holes before bouncing back.  She made consecutive birdies on Nos. 17 and 18 and played the last eight holes two-under in rallying for the 73.

Souvannasing and Tigert are tied for seventh in the medalist race.

For the second time this season, Oklahoma Christian matched or broke the record for the lowest single-round team score in the program’s history, and OC coach Greg Lynn says the Lady Eagles can play even better.

OC’s team score of 291 left the Lady Eagles four shots behind Central Oklahoma.

With three players – Audrey Meisch, Allison Sell and Anna Arrese Cortadellas – in the individual top five, OC would appear poised to make a run at the title during Tuesday’s final round.

"It’s our low round but there is still room for improvement," Lynn said. "I expect us to do better tomorrow."

The 291 (7-over-par) broke the previous program record of 292, set last October during the UCO tournament at Lincoln Park East and matched last month during the Susie Maxwell Berning Classic at Lincoln Park West.

Meisch led the Lady Eagles on Monday with an even-par 71, tying her for second with Northeastern State’s Charter Lawson, five shots behind Central Oklahoma’s Daniela Martinez.

Arrese Cortadellas and Sell were another shot back, tied for fourth in the 82-woman field with Madelyn Piccininni of Lindenwood (Mo.). OC senior Catherine Odgers fired a 76 and was tied for 17th, while Dana Todd was tied for 25th after shooting a 77.

In the team race, the Lady Eagles were six shots ahead of third-place Northeastern State and nine shots ahead of Lindenwood, with Southwestern Oklahoma State in fifth at 307.

The NSU RiverHawks posted 13-over-par 297 in the first round to sit 10 strokes behind host Central Oklahoma (287). Junior Charter Lawson fired a season-best 71 to tie for second with OCU’s Audrey Meisch.  

Freshman Alexis Armon is tied for seventh at 2-over 73, while junior Kayla Schroeder carded a career-low 76 to land in a tie for 17th. Sophomore Baylee Price is tied for 25th at 6-over 77, while senior Arizona Chin sits T-34 at 7-over 78.

 The final round will be contested Tuesday.

 UCO RCB CLASSIC – First Round Results
October 6, 2014 at Oklahoma City, Okla.
(par-71, 6,026-yard Lincoln Park East Golf Course)

 

Team Results

1.        Central Oklahoma                               287 (+3)

2.        Oklahoma Christian                            291 (+7)

3.        Northeastern State                            297 (+13)

4.        Lindenwood                                       300 (+16)

5.        Southwestern Oklahoma State           307 (+23)

6.        Henderson State                                 310 (+26)

7.        Angelo State                                       315 (+31)

T8.     Northwest Missouri State                   317 (+33)

           Central Missouri                                  317 (+33)

           East Central                                        317 (+33)

11.      Missouri Western State                       321 (+37)

12.      Oklahoma Christian (B)                      328 (+44)

13.      Harding                                               331 (+47)

14.      Southern Nazarene                              332 (+48)

15.      Southwest Baptist                               353 (+69)

 

Top-5 Results

1.        Daniela Martinez (Central Oklahoma)         66 (-5)

T2.     Charter Lawson (Northeastern State)     71 (E)

           Audrey Meisch (Oklahoma Christian)         71 (E)

T4.     Allison Sell (Oklahoma Christian)               72 (+1)

           Anna Arrese (Oklahoma Christian)             72 (+1)

           Madelyn Piccininni (Lindenwood)              72 (+1)

UCO Classic

Lincoln Park Golf Course (East) Oklahoma City, OK

Dates: Oct 06 – Oct 07

Pos. Team/Player (seed) Rd 1 Total

1 Central Oklahoma 287 287

1 Daniela Martinez (3) 66 66

T7 Marla Souvannasing (2) 73 73

T7 June Tigert (5) 73 73

T13 Lindsey Bensch (1) 75 75

T25 Bethany Darrough (4) 77 77

2 Oklahoma Christian 291 291

T2 Audrey Meisch (1) 71 71

T4 Allison Sell (2) 72 72

T4 Anna Arrese (3) 72 72

T17 Cat Odgers (4) 76 76

T25 Dana Todd (5) 77 77

3 Northeastern St 297 297

T2 Charter Lawson (2) 71 71

T7 Lexi Armon (3) 73 73

T17 Kayla Schroeder (4) 76 76

T25 Baylee Price (1) 77 77

T34 Arizona Chin (5) 78 78

4 Lindenwood Univer. 300 300

T4 Madelyn Piccininni (4) 72 72

T13 Alanna Haynes (1) 75 75

T17 Yolanda Rotzinger (5) 76 76

T25 Alexandra Wheeler (3) 77 77

T71 Sydney Hawley (2) 87 87

5 SW Oklahoma State 307 307

T7 Ana Gomez (2) 73 73

T17 Margaret Musser (1) 76 76

T38 Emily Folsom (3) 79 79

T38 Jessie Goodwin (5) 79 79

T59 Kelsi Wilson (4) 84 84

GOLFSTAT COLLEGIATE SCORING SYSTEM
Mark Laesch – COPYRIGHT © 2014, All Rights Reserved, Golfstat

Pos. Team/Player (seed) Rd 1 Total

6 Henderson State 310 310

T11 Ally Harris (1) 74 74

T25 Sarah Wright (4) 77 77

T38 Katie Kilponen (3) 79 79

T47 Erin Brown (2) 80 80

T57 Alison Davis (5) 83 83

7 Angelo State 315 315

T17 Ashley Bartholomew (1) 76 76

T38 Morgan Rogers (3) 79 79

T38 Rashae Skillern (5) 79 79

T52 Leah Meza (2) 81 81

T63 Courtney Ward (4) 85 85

T8 Northwest Missouri 317 317

T17 Taylor Gard (1) 76 76

T25 Gia Zupancic (4) 77 77

T47 Brooke Byland (3) 80 80

T59 Ashley Powers (2) 84 84

T63 Maddie Propst (5) 85 85

T8 Central Missouri 317 317

T11 Kelly Welker (2) 74 74

T38 Shelby Crawley (4) 79 79

T47 Taelyn Entriken (1) 80 80

T59 Kayla Temple (3) 84 84

T71 Maranda Smith (5) 87 87

T8 East Central 317 317

T34 Molli Taylor (1) 78 78

T34 Madelyn Lehr (2) 78 78

T38 Lindsey Lunceford (4) 79 79

T55 Shay Shaw (5) 82 82

82 Sarah Delong (3) 0 0

11 Missouri Western St. 321 321

T34 Madison Romjue (1) 78 78

T38 Tiffanie Yabut (3) 79 79

T52 Celine Lim (4) 81 81

T57 Callie Wilson (2) 83 83

T63 Amber Chivington (5) 85 85

GOLFSTAT COLLEGIATE SCORING SYSTEM
Mark Laesch – COPYRIGHT © 2014, All Rights Reserved, Golfstat

Pos.

Team/Player (seed)

Rd 1

Total

12

Oklahoma Christian (B)

328

328

T17

Chaise Lucero (2)

76

76

T25

India Matthews (1)

77

77

T63

Mindy Stafford (3)

85

85

T75

Alyssa Schneider (4)

90

90

13

Harding University

331

331

T13

Brittany Marquez (1)

75

75

T47

Charles Anne Freeman (3)

80

80

T68

Katelyn Walker (4)

86

86

T75

Kaleigh Ramey (5)

90

90

79

Loren Cheatham (2)

96

96

14

Southern Nazarene U.

332

332

T25

Marion Broedys (1)

77

77

T59

Cassidy Herbster (2)

84

84

T63

Taylor Walker (5)

85

85

T68

Emilee White (3)

86

86

T71

Ashley Moore (4)

87

87

15

Southwest Baptist

353

353

T38

Courtney Cox (1)

79

79

74

Mirannda Polard (4)

88

88

T77

Michelle Schulte (2)

93

93

T77

Elle Palmer (3)

93

93

80

Brooke Rodney (5)

98

98

GOLFSTAT COLLEGIATE SCORING SYSTEM
Mark Laesch – COPYRIGHT © 2014, All Rights Reserved, Golfstat

Individuals

Pos.

Player (Team)

Rd 1

Total

T13

Tressa Brumley (Central Oklahoma)

75

75

T17

Abby Thompson (Oklahoma City U.)

76

76

T25

Katie Bensch (Central Oklahoma)

77

77

T47

Kaitlyn Marsh (Central Missouri)

80

80

T52

Taylor Gardner (Northwest Missouri)

81

81

T55

Allyson Wilcox (Central Oklahoma)

82

82

T68

Taylor Cusack (Oklahoma City U.)

86

86

81

Jacey Collins (Southwest Baptist)

99

99

GOLFSTAT COLLEGIATE SCORING SYSTEM
Mark Laesch – COPYRIGHT © 2014, All Rights Reserved, Golfstat

 

 

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