RSU takes second, NSU third in exacting Tulsa Cup at Meadowbrook CC

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TULSA, Okla. – West Texas State was the winner on the scoreboard, but the tight fairways and firm, fast greens at Meadowbrook Country Club in Tulsa may have been the overall winner in the 19-team Tulsa Cup Tuesday.

West Texas  State won by six over host Rogers State despite shooting a 14-over 302 in the final round for a 54-hole total of 41-over 905. Rogers State was second at 911 followed by Northeastern State at 920.

Raquel Flores led RSU in a three-way tie for seventh after shooting 11-over 227 (+11). She sank seven birdies in the tournament.

Lydia Sitorus finished next in a three-way tie for 10th with a card of 229. Jessica Green finished in a tie for 13th with a 230. Marelda Ayal finished in a four-way tie for 21st at 233 and Jessica Osden was tied for 25th at 234.

Aitana Hernandez finished second individually to pace NSU after battling to rounds of 75-75-74. The RiverHawks turned in a 306 score on their final trip through the par-72, 5966 yard Meadowbrook Country Club and shot a three-round total of 920.

Hernandez earned her ninth career top-5, and it is her third runner-up finish.

Yasmin Hang took her third top-10 of the fall with a 229 (78-76-75) and was tied for third overall with eight birdies.

Kaylee Petersen carded a 232 (75-82-75), moving up 15 spots on the leaderboard to finish tied for 17th overall.  Nina Lee was tied for 32nd at 235 (76-77-82).  Macy Rutland rounded out NSU’s group with a 267 (92-88-87).

Photos by Rip Stell


In five tournaments this fall, the RiverHawks earned a trio of top-three finishes.  Northeastern State returns to action in late February with a trip to San Antonio.

Southwestern Oklahoma State tied for seventh, led by Megan Brown, who tied Hernandez for second after rounds of 78-70-76. Rebecca Lau and Anna Marksa tied for 37th at 237, Mikaela Rindermann tied for 49th at 239 and Zoe Morton tied for 81st at 253.

Oklahoma Christian tied for 10th.  The course proved challenging for all of the 94 players in the tournament, with the winning player (Gam Songprasert of West Texas A&M) finishing at 6-over-par.

Birdies were hard to come by, with OC’s five players combining for only four in the final round while posting a team score of 309 – which was the fourth-best score of the day in the 19-team field. The Eagles’ overall score was 941.

Sophomore Wilma Merenmies of Raasepori, Finland, led the Eagles, tying for 17th in the 94-woman field after shooting a 4-over-par 76 to close at 232, after closing out a 74 in her second round to start the day. One shot back, tied for 21st, was junior Alexandria Bennett of Plano, Texas, who also shot a 76 on Tuesday after finishing the second round with a 77.

Freshman Haley Blevins of Edmond shot a final-round 77 and tied for 34th at 236. Freshman Sarah Sherrard of Moore finished 59th at 243, posting an 80 on Tuesday. Freshman Sofia Benavides Herberth of San Luis Potosi, Mexico, had an 82 on Tuesday and tied for 74th at 249.

The tournament was the last of the fall season for OC. The Eagles’ spring-semester schedule will be announced in the coming weeks.


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