NSU opens 28-shot lead over UCO in MIAA Championship

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The No. 11-ranked Northeastern State women’s golf team extended its lead to 28 strokes after the second round of the 2016 MIAA Championship, which is being held at the par-72, 5,893-yard Swope Memorial Golf Course.

The RiverHawks have now carded the two lowest rounds of the tournament so far, and they broke 300 in Tuesday’s second round to post 29-over-par 605 (306-299). No. 25 Central Oklahoma is well back in second place at 57-over 633 (321-312), while No. 49 Lindenwood sits third at 70-over 646 (324-322).

Missouri Western State is fourth at 87-over 663 (341-322), and Central Missouri rounds out the top five at 97-over 673 (341-332).

Junior Baylee Price remained the only player in the field under par, and she now holds a nine stroke advantage in the individual standings heading into the final round. She sits 1-under 143 (71-72).

True freshman Ebba Moberg is currently tied for second at 8-over 152 (77-75), while fellow true freshman Kelsey Lumpkin sits solo fourth at 10-over 154 (79-75). Senior Kayla Schroeder is tied for fifth after posting 12-over 156 (79-77), and fellow senior Charter Lawson is tied for 11th at 18-over 162 (79-83).

NSU is seeking its first conference championship since 2006, when the team was a member of the Lone Star Conference. Price is seeking her second-career MIAA title after winning individual honors as a freshman in 2014.

The RiverHawks will begin teeing off in Wednesday’s final round at 9:20 a.m.

Marla Souvannasing led a trio of Central Oklahoma players in the 70s and the Bronchos remained in second place. UCO knocked nine strokes off its opening-round score with a 312 and has a 633 tota.

Souvannasing shot a 76 to pace the Bronchos, while Camilla Schou and Makena Mucciaccio both had 78s.  Daniela Martinez and Grace Shin added 80s.
“We played a little better than yesterday, but couldn’t really get anything going,” said head coach Michel Bond, whose team has won three straight MIAA titles.  “We just need to come out tomorrow and finish strong.”
Souvannasing made only one birdie on the day in shooting 39-37 for the 76 that has her seventh in the individual standings with a 157 total.
Schou got off to a good start in making the turn at 1-over 37 before closing with a 41, while Mucciaccio came back from a front-nine 40 with a 38.  The two are tied for eighth with 158 totals.
Martinez shot 40-40 in recording her second straight 80 and Shin rebounded from an opening-nine 43 with a one-over 37.

2016 MIAA CHAMPIONSHIP – Second Round Results
April 18-20, 2016 at Kansas City, Mo.
(par-72, 5,893-yard Swope Memorial Golf Course)

Team Standings

1.       #11 Northeastern State                306-299=605 (+29)

2.        #25 Central Oklahoma                     321-312=633 (+57)

3.        #49 Lindenwood                              324-322=646 (+70)

4.        Missouri Western State                    341-322=663 (+87)

5.        Central Missouri                                341-332=673 (+97)

6.        Northwest Missouri State                342-332=674 (+98)

7.        Fort Hays State                                  356-344=700 (+124)

8.        Nebraska-Kearney                            367-348=715 (+139)

9.        Southwest Baptist                             386-371=757 (+181)


Rankings reflect the latest Golfstat.com Polls


Top-5 Standings

1.       Baylee Price (Northeastern State)         71-72=143 (-1)

T2.     Ebba Moberg (Northeastern State)       77-75=152 (+8)

Elizabeth Leath (Central Missouri)             77-75=152 (+8)

4.       Kelsey Lumpkin (Northeastern State)  79-75=154 (+10)

T5.     Kayla Schroeder (Northeastern State) 79-77=156 (+12)

           Madelyn Piccininni (Lindenwood)              81-75=156 (+12)


NSU Individuals

1.        Baylee Price                                       71-72=143 (-1)

T2.     Ebba Moberg                                     77-75=152 (+8)

4.        Kelsey Lumpkin                                 79-75=154 (+10)

T5.     Kayla Schroeder                                79-77=156 (+12)

T11.   Charter Lawson                                79-83=162 (+18)


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