Rogers State, Northeastern secure spots in Division II National Championship

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Rogers State, led by individual medalist Jessica Green, finished second in the NCAA Division II Central Regional, earning one of three spots available in the NCAA Division II National Championship.

Northeastern State rallied to take the third and final spot in the 54-hole event at St. Joseph Country Club in St. Joseph, Mo. Arkansas Tech won at 919, five shots ahead of RSU and 17 clear of NSU.

Green followed up her opening 65 with rounds of 67-74 to take first, while Marelda Ayal added a fifth-place finish at 228 after a closng 75.

For a balanced NSU, Nina Lee shot 76 Wednesday while Yasmin Hang, Aitana Hernandez and Kelly Swanson each shot 77.

The RiverHawks at one point in the round were 14 strokes back of the cutline; they rallied and shot 2-under on the final four holes. Henderson State, who started the day in second, faltered on the back nine. Final hole birdies by Hernandez and  Hang provided the margin to advance.

“There are not enough adjectives to describe how proud I am of the guts, grit, and tenacity we showed in rallying from sixth to the necessary third with five holes to play,” said head coach Scott Varner.  “With six holes left, most had written us off. We disciplined our emotions and got determined. The way we competed those last five holes is the team we know we can be.”

Complete scores are below.

The Division II National Championship is May 11-15 at TPC Michigan in Detroit.

Click on the round header, (Rd 1, Rd 2, etc), to view previous round data
Pos.Team/Player (seed)Rd 1Rd 2Rd 3Total
1Arkansas Tech307314298919
3Katie Whitfield (3)718471226
T6Jacqueline Klemm (1)777973229
T6Josie Roberson (2)757777229
T27Bhenyapa (May) Buranasiri (5)847977240
T33Allie Weiner (4)857978242
2Rogers State U.299316309924
1Jessica Green (1)657674215
5Marelda Ayal (4)747975228
T29Sydney Murray (3)818476241
T36Jaelynn Unger (5)798184244
43Mariana Flores (2)818085246
3Northeastern State312317307936
T16Kaylee Peterson (1)827479235
T19Yasmin Hang (4)748577236
T21Aitana Hernandez (2)788277237
T23Kelly Swanson (5)788377238
T27Nina Lee (3)867876240
T4Central Missouri314316307937
T6Rosie Klausner (2)767974229
T14Olivia Sobaski (1)787680234
T23Claire Solovic (4)818275238
T33Elizabeth Leath (3)807983242
T40Molly Saporito (5)808778245
T4Henderson State308310319937
4Allie Bianchi (1)787475227
T21Hannah Choi (3)767784237
26Gracen Blount (2)788180239
T29Daphney Tilton (5)827980241
T36Karen Lee (4)768088244
T6SW Oklahoma State307328310945
9Mikaela Rindermann (3)777975231
T16Megan Brown (1)768376235
T23Rebecca Lau (2)768478238
T36Zoe Morton (5)788482244
T40Georgia Miller (4)828281245
T6Augustana (SD)312314319945
T10Molly Stevens (1)758473232
T14Alex Stone (4)777780234
T29Natalie Young (3)817783241
T36Hanna Morin (5)797788244
48Lauren Tims (2)888383254
8Central Oklahoma320317324961
T16Emma Shelley (3)747883235
T19Susana Olivares (1)788078236
T29Madison O’Dell (5)827782241
45Emily Miller (4)868283251
47Sydney Roberts (2)898381253
9Harding University325336325986
T33Alicia Martinez (4)798479242
T40Brenda Sanchez (3)818678245
44Abbey Bryan (1)838383249
46Jordyn Perry (5)828387252
49Kiera Smith (2)869185262
Individuals
Pos.Player (Team)Rd 1Rd 2Rd 3Total
2Allycia Gan (Missouri Western St.)707578223
T10Lexi Hanson (Sioux Falls, U. of)787876232
T12MacKayla Olsen (Upper Iowa )777977233
T12Morgan Brasser (Fort Hays State)768077233
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