Jessica Green and Marelda Ayal each shot a second-round 72 as Rogers State improved 31 shots over Tuesday’s score, notching a 293 Wednesday to win the Newman Spring Invitational at Sand Creek Station in Newton, Kan.
Sydney Murray shot 74 and Jaylynn Unger 75 for the Hillcats, helping them edge first-round leader Northeastern State University by two shots. Green finished in a tie for second individually at 150 and Ayal tied for fifth.
NSU improved from 313 in the first round to 306 in the second. Nina Lee, Altana Hernandez and Kelly Swanson each shot 76 in the second round and Kaylee Peterson shot 78. Swanson’s round included an ace on the par-3 17th. Lee finished seventh at 154, Hernandez eighth at 155 and Peterson tied for ninth at 156.
Central Oklahoma was third, shaving 23 shots from 322 to 299. Sydney Roberts finished in fourth individually after rounds of 77-75. Susanne Oilvares shot 72 Wednesday and Emma Shelley 74 as both finished in a tie for ninth at 156. Emily Miller added a 78 to tie for 14th a shot back at 157.
Megan Brown of Southwestern Oklahoma State was the medalist, shooting rounds of 75-72 for a 147 total. SWOSU finished fifth in the team race. Mikaela Rindermann shot 75, while Briana Vinegas and Zoe Morton each added 83 for the counting scores.