Brown takes second, SWOSU fourth in ATU Spring Preview

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Led by a second-place finish by Megan Brown the Southwestern Oklahoma State women’s golf team finished fourth as a team at the ATU Spring Preview at the Rivercut Golf Course in Springfield.

Henderson State won the tournament by 18 strokes over Arkansas Tech and had the medalist in Jinna Boonbumroongskuk, who beat Brown by eight strokes to win the individual title.

It’s the fifth time this season Brown has finished inside the top-10 on the leaderboard. It’s also her best finish of the season. She fired a first-round 70 thanks to four birdies and an eagle before back-to-back 75s in rounds two and three.

Nine strokes back from Brown in 21st was Drew Dodgion (78-76-75).  Freya Sala and Rebecca Lau tied for 26th at 232 and Ashlyn Acosta tied for 69th at 247.

Rogers State climbed three spots from the first day to finish in fifth place with a card of 922 (+58).

Marelda Ayal led RSU in a tie for sixth place after shooting 224 (+8). Lydia Sitorus finished in a five-way tie for 12th with a card of 227 (+11). Lauren Anderson finished in a three-way tie for 22nd with a 230 (+14). Jessica Osden finished in a tie for 65th with a 244 (+28). Brianna Maddux rounded out the group in 84th with a 258 (+42).

Playing as an individual, Kristin Gudmundsdottir finished in a group of sixth tied at 29th with 233 (+17).

Central Oklahoma finished seventh. The Bronchos posted a 54-hole 933 (312-313-308).

Jirasuda Khunarak led the Bronchos at 11-over-par 227.  Khunarak shot back-to-back 5-over-par 77s on Monday before posting a 1-over 73 to wrap up the tournament on Tuesday tied for 12th place individually.

Mika Ramos finished tied for 35th. The senior shot an 18-over-par 234. Ramos shot rounds of 7-over 79, 4-over 76, and another 7-over 79 on Tuesday. Freshman Scarlet Sturch was third for UCO this week. She posted a 54-hole 20-over-par 236 to tie for 41st individually. Sturch shot 78-79 on Monday and came back with another 7-over 79 on Tuesday.

Emma Shelley rounded out UCO’s counting scores with a 24-over-par 240. Shelley, who became the sixth golfer in school history to play 100 career rounds at Central, shot 79-81 on Monday, and with her 101st round Tuesday, posted a 9-over-par 80 to conclude the event.

Estela Castillo was also in the lineup for the Bronchos. The freshman finished tied for 62nd with a 242 (78-87-77).

Northeastern State backpedaled two places and took eighth. The RiverHawks were limited to four birdies and the 322 score on Tuesday was their second-highest round of the season.

Yasmin Hang was the highest-finishing NSU golfer with a 230 (72-78-80) and was tied for 22nd place overall.  Jessica Parker was a stroke back of her in 25th place (77-76-78) her 78 on Tuesday was the team’s low score.

Sam Maceli carded a 237 (77-77-83) and took 45th, Marybeth Bellnap was 64th shooting a 243 (77-85-81), and Ines Diaz had a 245 (80-80-85) to take a 67th-place tie.

Oklahoma Baptist took 10th, led by a tie for fourth by Morgan Becker after rounds of 73-73-76. Southeastern Oklahoma State and Southern Nazarene placed 16th and 17th in the 18-team field.


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