Bensch, UCO women win; Rogers State men, women victorious, OCU third, Golden Eagles second

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HAYS, Kan. (Sept. 30) – Lindsey Bensch captured her first career individual title and Central Oklahoma steamrolled to its third straight team championship at the Fort Hays State Invitational here Tuesday.

Bensch, competing as an individual medalist, fired a one-over-par 72 in finishing with a two-stroke victory while the Bronchos breezed to a 21-shot win for their third win in three fall tournaments.

UCO shot a closing 306 and finished two trips around the 5,839-yard, par-71 Smoky Hill Country Club with a 611 total.  Northeastern State was second in the 12-team field at 632, followed by Lindenwood (636), Missouri Western (666) and Northwest Missouri (669).

It’s the ninth win in 15 tournaments dating back to last year for the Bronchos and Lindsey Bensch became the third straight UCO player to win individual honors.

"We’ve got a lot of depth on this team and Lindsey proved that again today," head coach Michael Bond said.  "She had a great round today and was steady the whole tournament.  Everybody was pretty consistent and we just want to keep it going."

A senior from Broken Arrow, Lindsey Bensch followed a first-round 76 with Tuesday’s one-over 72 that was the low score of the day.  She had 23 pars and four birdies during the 36-hole event and finished two shots ahead of teammate Marla Souvannasing.

Souvannasing had a final-round 78 in finishing at 150, while Daniela Martinez shot 74, June Tigert 75, Katie Bensch 79 and Tressa Brumley 79.

Martinez finished third in the individual race at 151, while Katie Bensch tied for fifth (154), Tigert came in ninth (158) and Brumley tied for 12th (160).

The Bronchos will host the UCO/RCB Bank Classic next Monday and Tuesday at Lincoln Park Golf Course (East) in Oklahoma City.

Northeastern State finished in second place. The RiverHawks, playing in their third tournament of the fall, posted a 32-over-par 316 in Tuesday’s final round and finished at 64-over 632.

Sophomore Baylee Price finished in a tie for fifth place and led the way for the RiverHawks. She put up a 5-over 76 in Tuesday’s round to finish 12-over 154. Freshman Alexis Armon finished in eighth place after carding 14-over-par 157. Junior transfer Charter Lawson landed in a tie for 10th with a score of 17-over 159, while junior Kayla Schroeder finished 15th after shooting 20-over 162. Senior Brooke Allison finished the tournament at 28-over 170 and tied for 26th.

Northeastern State will next be in action at the RCB Bank UCO Classic Oct. 6-7 at the Lincoln Park East Golf Course in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.


September 29-30, 2014 at Hays, Kan.

(par-71, 5,839-yard Smoky Hill Country Club)


Team Results

1.            Central Oklahoma          305-306=611 (+21)

2.            Northeastern State         316-316=632 (+64)

3.            Lindenwood                      311-325=636 (+68)

4.            Missouri Western           331-335=666 (+98)

5.            Northwest Missouri       334-335=669 (+101)

6.            Central Missouri              339-349=688 (+120)

7.            Nebraska-Kearney         345-345=690 (+122)

8.            Southern Nazarene        348-353=701 (+133)

9.            NW Oklahoma State      354-349=703 (+135)

10.          Fort Hays State                359-371=730 (+162)

11.          Lincoln                                392-384=776 (+208)

12.          Southwest Baptist          408-409=817 (+249)


Top-5 Individuals

1.            Lindsey Bensch (Central Oklahoma)*   76-72=148 (+6)

2.            Marla Souvannasing (Central Oklahoma              72-78=150 (+8)

3.            Daniela Martinez (Central Oklahoma)  77-74=151 (+9)

4.            Alanna Haynes (Lindenwood)                  73-79=152 (+10)

T5.         Baylee Price (Northestern State)            78-76=154 (+12)

                Katie Bensch (Central Oklahoma)           75-79=154 (+12)

*Playing as an individual


 Rogers State men win Texoma Championship at Chickasaw Pointe

KINGSTON, Okla. – The Rogers State men’s golf team held off the competition through Tuesday’s final round securing the wire-to-wire team title at the Texoma Championship at Chickasaw Pointe Golf Resort.
The host Savage Storm of Southeastern Oklahoma State made a furious charge on the final day shooting a team 283 but could not catch the Hillcats, who fired a 296 to win the event by three strokes with an 878 total.
RSU’s Henning Hogmoen carded a 2-under-par 70 in the third round to move into second place individually with a 1-under-par total of 215. The sophomore was one of five players that led the field with 12 birdies and added 33 pars in 54 holes.
After posting a 1-over-par 73 in the final round, Tanner Alder remained in fourth place with a total of 218. Alder led the Hillcats with 34 pars and totaled 10 birdies while finishing the tournament shooting even-par on par three’s and 1-under-par on par five’s.
Hagen Barmasse and Ryan Roberts each earned a spot inside the top 20 tying for 18th overall at 223 after posting round-three scores of 76 and 77, respectively. Both players matched Alder with 10 birdies in the event.
Will Lecky closed the tournament with a 79 to post a 234 placing in a tie for 44th rounding out the competitors for the Hillcats.
The team victory is the first for RSU under the direction of first-year Head Coach Josh Fosdick in just his second event at the helm and the seventh win in program history.
Manuel Arzuaga of Southwestern Oklahoma State took individual medalist honors by four shots over Hogmoen leading from the start and finishing with a 211 after an even-par 72 Tuesday.
RSU returns to the course Oct. 13-14 at the Territory Classic hosted by Cameron University at The Territory Golf and Country Club.
Rogers State                      290         292         296           878          +14        1st
Henning Hogmoen          71           74           70             215          -1           2nd
Tanner Alder                      70           75           73             218          +2          t-4th
Hagen Barmasse              76           71           76             223          +7          t-18th
Ryan Roberts                     74           72           77             223          +7          t-18th
Will Lecky                            75           80           79             234          +18        t-44th

OCU takes third at Sand Creek Station

NEWTON, Kan. – Jamie Warman paced Oklahoma City University with a top-10 finish in The Mid-South on Tuesday at Sand Creek Station Golf Course.

Warman, a senior from Perth, Australia, tied for ninth place with a 69-75-72-216 for Oklahoma City. The Stars, top-ranked in NAIA men’s golf, turned in a third-place showing in the team standings.

OCU posted a 289-290-301-880. Third-ranked William Woods (Mo.) captured the tournament title as Billy McKenzie of William Woods took the individual crown. Sixth-ranked Wayland Baptist (Texas) finished second.

Other ranked teams in the field were fifth-ranked Grand View (Iowa), which finished fourth; fourth-ranked Johnson & Wales (Fla.), which was fifth; 20th-ranked Bethany (Kan.), which ended seventh; and No. 19 Bellevue (Neb.), which took 11th.

"William Woods played three strong rounds," OCU coach Kyle Blaser said. "We have a lot of work to do."

Warman made par 36 times during the tournament. OCU’s Anthony Marchesani finished with a 77-71-75-223. Marchesani, a junior from Victoria, Rosebud, Australia, had a hole-in-one, an eagle and eight birdies.

Jay Cox and Garrison Mendoza of the Stars tied for 25th. Cox, a senior from Paris, Texas, shot 75-73-76-224, while Mendoza, a sophomore from Clinton, contributed a 72-74-78-224. Cox sank eight birdies, while Mendoza dropped in 10.

The Stars’ Scott Verplank had a 73-72-80-225. Verplank, a junior from Edmond, picked up 36 pars along the way. OCU’s Sam Russell, a senior from Eastbourne, East Sussex, England, tied for 12th with a 71-73-73-217, and Jett Johnson, a junior from Norman, tied for 23rd at 71-77-75-223 playing as individuals.

Other OCU individuals were Austen Fuller (74-75-76-225), Matthew Cheung (73-78-74-225), Thomas Holtzman (79-77-77-233) and Wyatt Robson (88-88-77-253).
Play started Tuesday with 63-degree temperatures and 10 mph winds. The temperature went to 82 degrees with wind gusts up to 25 mph.

Oklahoma City continues its season in the Johnson & Wales Dave Adamonis Sr. Invitational on Oct. 27-28 at Trump National Doral Club in Miami, Fla.
Allen leads OCU in Johnie Imes Invitational
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Emma Allen topped Oklahoma City University with a tie for 38th in the Johnie Imes Invitational on Tuesday at The Club at Old Hawthorne.

Allen, a freshman from Tulsa, Okla., provided the Stars with a 74-75-77-226 that included an eagle and five birdies. Two-time defending NAIA women’s golf champion Oklahoma City placed 14th in a field that featured 13 NCAA Division I teams.

OCU shot a 313-312-311-936 for the tournament. Host Missouri captured the tournament with a 282-280-284-846 on the 72-par, 7,221-yard course.

The Stars’ Kailey Campbell, a sophomore from Oktaha, posted a 78-76-76-230 with four birdies, while Katie-Lee Wilson, a sophomore from Owassao, produced an 81-85-77-243, including four birdies.

Anna Mikish, a sophomore from Choctaw, added an 81-81-81-243 with five birdies, and Caroline Goodin, a sophomore from Oklahoma City, carded an 80-80-83-243 and three birdies.

Reagan Barnes, a sophomore from Choctaw, shot an 80-86-83-249 while playing unattached.

The Stars’ next tournament will be the Missouri State/Payne Stewart Memorial on Oct. 13-14 in Springfield, Mo.

Eastin leads RSU to win at Mulerider Fall Classic

EL DORADO, Ark. – Mica Eastin won her first individual tournament leading the Rogers State women’s golf team to a title at the Mystic Creek Mulerider Fall Classic Tuesday at Mystic Creek Golf Course.
Eastin carded an 82 in the second round to claim medalist honors while leading the field with four birdies and 17 pars over the 36-hole event. The sophomore also led the tournament in par-four and par-five scoring.
The Hillcats took down the host Muleriders of Southern Arkansas by a wide margin sweeping the top five individual spots posting a team 344 in the final round for a 690 total.
Michelle Tierney moved into second place with a second-round 85 for a two-day total of 172, six shots behind Eastin. The Waterford, Ireland native was second in the field with 14 pars while turning in the second-best scoring average on par three’s and four’s.
Kina Boone was third overall posting an 88 in day two for a 174 total and Chelsea Burney turned in an identical 89 both days for a 178 placing fourth. Raquel Trevino dropped her score by four strokes on day two tallying an 89 placing fifth at 182.
The team title is the first for RSU under the guidance of first-year Head Coach Josh Fosdick and Assistant Coach Whitney Hocutt. The win is the fifth in program history for the Hillcats in their sixth year of competition.
Southern Arkansas was second with a team score of 774 led by sixth-place finisher Halle Lead’s 188.
The Hillcats are back in action Oct. 13-14 at the Dallas Baptist Classic in Dallas, Texas held at the Golf Club of Dallas.
1 Rogers State                   +114      346 344 690
1 Mica Eastin                      +22         84 82 166
2 Michelle Tierney           +28         87 85 172
3 Kina Boone                      +30         86 88 174
4 Chelsea Burney             +34         89 89 178
5 Raquel Trevino              +38         93 89 182

Acosta wins, leads Eagles to second at ORU Invitational

TULSA, Okla.  – Alejandra Acosta tallied her first career individual victory as the Oral Roberts University women’s golf team took second at the ORU Shootout, presented by Bob Hurley on Tuesday at Meadowbrook Country Club. Sam Houston State (293-288-299–880) earned the team championship, setting a new tournament record in the process. ORU (292-287-306–885) finished second, six shots clear of Missouri State (300-294-297–891) who took third. 

Acosta’s school record-tying 67 in the second round propelled the junior to the individual championship with a three shot victory at 216 (71-67-78).  She is the first individual to win a title since Crystal Reeves won the Bucknell Bison Invitational March 16, 2012.
ORU Results
1 – Alejandra Acosta – 71-67-78–216
T7 – Paty Torres – 73-73-76–222
T16 – Kennedy Ishee – 77-72-78–227
T19 – Sirapassorn Cheepborisut (Ind.) – 78-76-74–228
T21 – Paola Aviles – 74-75-80–229
T21 – Shinwoo Lee – 74-81-74–229

Complete Team Results
1 – Sam Houston State – 293-288-299–880
2 – ORU – 292-287-306–885
3 – Missouri State – 300-294-297–891
T4 – McLennan CC – 296-311-301–908
T4 – Arkansas State – 300-294-314–908
6 – Eastern Kentucky – 301-299-311–911
7 – Stephen F. Austin – 306-303-308–917
8 – McNeese State – 313-300-307–920
9 – Northern Iowa – 303-305-319–927
10 – Texas A&M-Corpus Christi – 320-318-314–952



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