CARMEL, Ind. (Sept. 15) – Marla Souvannasing fired a final-round 73 and Central Oklahoma used a final-round rally to move up four spots in the final standings at the UIndy Fall Invitational here Tuesday.
The Bronchos trimmed 16 shots off their first-round score in shooting a closing 306 and finished two trips around the par-72 Prairie View Golf Club with a 628 total in moving from 10th to sixth in the final standings.
Host and defending national champion Indianapolis shot a closing 293 to finish at 599 and win the team title by five shots over Florida Tech. Dallas Baptist was third in the 16-team event at 613, followed by Tarleton State (620), St. Edward’s (623) and UCO.
"We played more consistent today and made a good move up the standings," head coach Michael Bond said. "I was proud of the way our girls hung in there and we’re making great progress for such a young team."
Souvannasing’s closing 73 gave her a 151 total and vaulted her to sixth in the individual standings with a 151 total as the sophomore standing made 13 pars, three bogeys and two birdies on the day.
The Bronchos also got 77s from Daniela Martinez and freshman Grace Shin, while rookies Makena Mucciaccio (79) and J.T. Neuzil (86) completed the scoring.
UCO returns to action Sept. 28-29 at the Lincoln Classic in Jefferson City, Mo.
UCO takes third at Shangri-La
MONKEY ISLAND, Okla. (Sept. 15) – Eric Kline and Eli Armstrong shot final-round 74s to lead Central Oklahoma to a third-place finish in the Missouri Southern Fall Invitational here Tuesday.
The Bronchos fired a 303 in the closing round at the par-72 Shangri-La Golf Resort to finish the two-day, 54-hole tournament with an 891 total.
Central Missouri ran away with the team title, coming in an 864 to beat runner-up Missouri Southern by 23 shots. UCO was third in the 11-team tourney, followed by Lindenwood (896) and Northeastern State (909).
Kline and Armstrong’s 74s paced the Bronchos, while Wesley Jackson shot 77, Russ Purser 78 and Cody Troutman 80. Gavin Mastell shot 82 as an individual medalist.
Kline tied for ninth in the individual standings with a 222 total, with Purser coming in 12th at 223 and Jackson 14th at 224.
The Bronchos are back in action next Monday and Tuesday at the Division II National Preview in Denver, Colo.