College roundup: NSU women lead, Cowgirls eighth in Windy City

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LEMONT, Ill. — The Northeastern State women’s golf team is leading after day one of the Lewis Flyer Intercollegiate tournament at Cog Hill Golf & Country Club.

The RiverHawks posted a team score of 314 to lead by seven strokes.

Sophomore Nina Lee is the individual leader, shooting 73 in the first round. Junior Kaylee Petersen is tied for sixth after shooting a 77 while sophomore Aitana Hernandez is tied for 12th with a score of 80. Sophomore Kelly Swanson is tied for 30th after posting a score of 84, while Karlei Hemler rounds out the RiverHawks golfers in a tie for 68th with a score of 90.

Southern Indiana sits in second place with a first-day score of 321, just one stroke ahead of Lewis University. Texas A&M International is in fourth with a score of 324 with Concordia St. Paul in fifth place after shooting 328.

The RiverHawks will begin round two on Tuesday morning.

NSU men’s team fifth in Lewis Flyer Intercollegiate

LEMONT, Ill. — The RiverHawks Men’s Golf team is in fifth place after day one of the Lewis Flyer Intercollegiate, 21 strokes behind Indian Hills Community College, who are leading the tournament.

Jax Johnson is tied for ninth place after shooting a 74 in the first round, while Casey Paul is tied for 20th with a score of 76. Carlos Gomez and Hunter Pennington are tied for 26th after shooting matching 77s on the day. Ty Shelnutt rounds out the RiverHawks contingent tied for 91st place.

Indian Hills leads the team tournament after shooting 283 with Upper Iowa second and Parkland College tied for third with Minot State, just two strokes ahead of the RiverHawks. Harry Fearn of Indian Hills is the individual leader after posting a score of 66. His teammate Jesse MacNaughtan is second, four strokes back at 70.

The final round will be a shotgun start beginning Tuesday at 8:30 a.m.

OCU women fifth going into final round of Bearkat Invitational

Natalie Gough

MAGNOLIA, Texas – Oklahoma City University sat in fifth place after two rounds of the Sam Houston State Bearkat Invitational on Monday at High Meadows Ranch Golf Club.

OCU, ranked fifth in NAIA women’s golf, posted a 310-305–615 on the par-72, 6,164-yard course. The Stars stood in front of six NCAA Division I teams.

Natalie Gough and Lauren Behnken tied for 17th place individually for OCU. Gough, a sophomore from Bixby, supplied Oklahoma City with a 78-74–152. Behnken, a sophomore from Tulsa, stood right beside Gough, also turning in a 78-74–152 for the Stars.

Viera Permata Rosada of Sam Houston State topped the field by five strokes with a 71-70–141. OCU’s Lauryn Pritchard, a sophomore from Allen, Texas, contributed a 78-78–156, while Clair Hill, a junior from Gig Harbor, Wash., produced a 76-84–160.

Melissa Eldredge, a senior from Eufaula,, carded an 84-79–163 for OCU. Loren Matrone, a junior from Frisco, Texas, had a 92-83–175 while playing unattached.

The tournament concludes with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start Tuesday in Magnolia, Texas.

Cowgirls in eighth in Windy City Collegiate

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Han-Hsuan Yu

CHICAGO – Taking on one of the nation’s toughest fields, Han-Hsuan Yu helped the No. 23 Oklahoma State women’s golf wrap up the first day of the Windy City Collegiate Classic in a tie for eighth place.

Yu finished the opening 36 holes at 2-under par 142 to enter the final round in a tie for ninth place. Three consecutive birdies on the back nine of the first round helped the sophomore finish the first round at 3-under par.

She is just seven strokes behind South Carolina’s Pauline Roussin-Bouchard, who tops the individual leaderboard at 9-under par after shooting a low score of 65 in her second round.

The Cowgirls shot a 4-over 292 in both rounds as a team to finish the day at 8-over par, but are ahead of three top-20 teams on the leaderboard. At 10-under par, No. 6 Florida leads a talented field that includes 10 teams ranked 26th or better.

Isabella Fierro, who paced the Cowgirls with her stellar debut in the first tournament, finished at even par following a strong finish. The freshman birdied two of her final four holes and is tied for 15th place.

Hailey Jones carded a 5-over 149 followed by Lianna Bailey and Emma Whitaker, who both ended the first day of play at 6-over par.

The Cowgirls will tee off at the Glen View Golf Club Tuesday morning looking to move up the leaderboard during their final round of the tournament.


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