Sala leads SWOSU to first victory since 2019 at NSU Classic

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Broken Arrow, Okla. – Led by individual co-medalist through regulation Freya Sala, Southwestern Oklahoma State won the Northeastern State Women’s Classic Tuesday at The Club at Indian Springs, the first team title for the Lady Bulldogs since claiming the NCAA Central Regional in 2019.

SWOSU had three top-15 finishers including Sala who shot rounds of 71-70 to finish at 3-under and tied for the lead with Pilar Martinez of Harding (74-67). Harding finished second, six shots behind the Bulldogs, while Rogers State was third and host NSU took fourth.

Sala held a share of the lead after Monday’s opening round at 1-under but found herself trailing the top spot by one stroke with one hole to go on Tuesday before a birdie  boosted her final score to three-under par and allowed her to tie Martinez. Martinez went on to edge Sala in a playoff for the individual title.

Rebecca Lau finished inside the top-5 after shooting one-under 71 on Tuesday and sat at even par for the two-day event.
Drew Dodgion, coming off the best finish of her career a week ago, began the tournament slow with an opening round 80 (+8) but bounced back on Tuesday with an even-par 72 to finish tied for 15th overall. She moved up 30 spots on the leaderboard after day one – the biggest move of any player in the tournament.

Marelda Ayal led Rogers State with a seventh place finish after shooting 147 (+3). Lydia Sitorus finished one stroke behind Ayal in eighth place with a card of 148 (+4). Kristin Gudmundsdottir was right behind her in a tie for ninth with a 149 (+5). Lauren Anderson finished in a five-way tie for 18th with a 153 (+9). Brianna Maddux rounded out the squad in a three-way tie for 56th with a 165 (+21).
Northeastern State had two golfers inside the top 10. Yasmin Hang led NSU with a 146 (72-74) and was second overall in the field with nine birdies.  The senior was five back of the lead and was tied for fifth place.

Jessica Parker earned her first top 10 finish at NSU and was tied for ninth place shooting a 149 (74-75).  Sam Maceli earned her second-best finish at Northeastern State turning in a 151 (73-78) and was tied for 12th place.

Ines Diaz was tied for 23rd shooting a 154 (76-78) and Marybeth Bellnap had a 162 (79-83).


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