LEMONT, Ill. — Northeastern State won the Lewis Flyer Intercollegiate in convincing fashion on Tuesday, beating out second-place Texas A&M International by 27 strokes. The RiverHawks shot 309 in round two for a tournament total of 623.
Three RiverHawks finished in the top-five, with Aitana Hernandez and Kaylee Petersen finishing tied for second at 153, five strokes behind Lexie Shaw of Trevecca Nazarene University, who won the tournament. Hernandez shot 73 on Tuesday to jump ten spots on the leaderboard while Petersen shot 76. Nina Lee finished in fourth place, just one stroke behind her teammates. She shot 81 on Tuesday to finish the tournament at 154.
In four events this fall, Hernandez has three top-10 finishes, and a tournament win. Petersen has two finishes in the top-10, and this was Lee’s career-best finish.
NSU will compete on Oct. 7-8 at the Mule Invitational in Warrensburg, Mo., which will wrap up their fall season.
NSU men tie for fourth at Lewis Flyer Intercollegiate
LEMONT, Ill. — The Northeastern State University men’s golf team finished the Lewis Flyer Intercollegiate tied for fourth place with Bellevue University (Neb.) after shooting a two-day total of 615 (304-311).
Carlos Gomez finished tied for ninth to lead the RiverHawks after shooting a tournament score of 150 (77-73). Casey Paul finished tied for 19th at 153 (76-77) while Jax Johnson finished tied for 24th with a score of 155 (74-81). Hunter Pennington finished tied for 57th at 161 (77-84) while Ty Shelnutt finished at 168 (88-80).
There were ten Eagles on the course during the two-round invite with Johnson and Paul landing one for the RiverHawks.
Indian Hills Community College won the team championship, shooting a two-day total of 584 (283-301). Upper Iowa finished in second at 601 (296-305) while Parkland College finished third with a score of 605 (302-303).
Bailey leads Cowgirls effort in Windy City Collegiate Championship
CHICAGO – Lianna Bailey carded a 1-under par 71 to lead the Oklahoma State women’s golf team in the final round of the Windy City Collegiate Championship.
The sophomore was 3-under in the final 11 holes to match her low round of the season. Bailey finished the event at 5-over 221 and in a tie for 40th place.
As a team, the No. 23 Cowgirls battled a field filled with nine other top-30 squads to finish ninth with rounds of 292-292-293 (+13) 877. OSU finished on top of Big 12 foe Iowa State, as well as Ohio State, Northwestern, Augusta and Michigan.
At 14-under par, No. 22 South Carolina took top honors with a three-stroke victory over No. 7 Southern California. Gamecock freshman Pauline Roussin-Bouchard won individual medalist honors after finishing at 11-under 205.
Cowgirl freshman Isabella Fierro once again notched OSU’s top finish with a tie for 19th place. Fierro shot 74-70-73 (+1) 217 and has now registered four rounds at or under par after just two events.
Han-Hsuan Yu finished in a tie for 29th after a final round 77, while Hailey Jones posted her best score of the week, a 1-over 73, to move into a tie for 42nd place. Emma Whitaker finished in a tie for 57th place.
Oklahoma State will return to action on Oct. 12-13 at the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Classic in Austin, Texas. This will be OSU 28th appearance at the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Classic, but its first since 2011. The Cowgirls are two time winners of the event after claiming titles in 2003 and 1987.