Shelley, UCO take top honors in Diffee Ford Invitational, RSU second

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EDMOND – The University of Central Oklahoma women’s golf team won its first tournament of the year Tuesday with the Bronchos taking top honors at the Diffee Ford Lincoln Invite, hosted by Southern Nazarene in high winds at KickingBird Golf Club.

Emma Shelley, a freshman from Bartlesville, Oklahoma, won her first career tournament in helping Central to a team title. Shelley fired a two-round 5-over 145 to claim top honors. She shot a 75 on Monday and followed that up with a tourney-low even-par 70. Shelley tapped in nine birdies to lead all golfers at the event.

Rogers State was three shots back in second at 613, followed by Southwestern Oklahoma State at 618 and Redlands Community College, one of the nation’s top junior college teams, at 625.

“I’m unbelievably proud of the way the team won,” UCO head women’s golf coach Michael Bond said. “I tell them all the time it takes all of us and today was no different. Winng a tournament is hard and it came down to the final hole. Emma’s even par 70 was one of the greatest rounds I’ve witnessed due to the conditions.”

Susana Olivares tied for 11th in the tournament after shooting a 36-hole 154. Also a freshman, Olivares shot a 74 Monday and an 80 Tuesday. Madison O’Dell and Sydney Roberts weren’t far behind, posting matching scores of 156 to tie for 16th. Emily Miller added a 157 after rounds of 77 and 80.

Central’s second squad, made of up four other individuals, finished eighth in the tourney with a 36-hole team score of 647. Kinsley Hall led the second group with a 155, posting rounds of 75 and 80.

Mika Ramos (78-78 — 156), Faith Stewart (84-83 – 167) and Arin Zachary (83-86 – 169) rounded out the scores for the second group.

Rogers State finished with a score of 613 for the event, finishing three shots off the lead in the 15-team field. Rogers State could not make up any ground on Central Oklahoma on a very windy day on the course, as both teams shot rounds of 307 on day two.

Like the team, senior Sydney Murray also finished three shots off the leader and in a tie for second overall after rounds of 75-73. Her 73 was tied for the second-best round of the entire tournament, matching Jess Green’s 73 on day one. Murray finished with five birdies and 20 pars in the two-round event.

Green, who shared the lead with Brown after day one, closed out the invitational with a 77 on Tuesday to finish sixth at 150. Mariana Flores tied after rounds of 79-78. Marelda Ayal shot 79-79 to finish 25th.

Jaeylynn Unger finished in a tie for 38th overall (81-84).
Paulina Flores wrapped up her official debut for the Hillcats on Tuesday. Golfing as an individual in the event, Flores shot a 95 on day two to finish 72nd overall.Rogers State will now set its sights on the home tournament for the Hillcats, hosting the 6th Annual Hillcat Classic on March 15-16. The tournament will be held at the Bailey Ranch Golf Club in Owasso, Oklahoma.

Diffee Ford Lincoln Invite

Kickingbird Golf Course

Edmond, OK

1 Central Oklahoma 303 307 610

1 Emma Shelley (4) 75 70 145

T11 Susana Olivares (1) 74 80 154

T16 Madison O’Dell (2) 77 79 156

T16 Sydney Roberts (5) 78 78 156

T22 Emily Miller (3) 77 80 157

2 Rogers State U. 306 307 613

T2 Sydney Murray (2) 75 73 148

T6 Jessica Green (1) 73 77 150

T22 Mariana Flores (3) 79 78 157

25 Marelda Ayal (5) 79 79 158

T38 Jaelynn Unger (4) 81 84 165

3 SW Oklahoma State 307 311 618

T2 Megan Brown (1) 73 75 148

T4 Rebecca Lau (4) 76 73 149

T27 Mikaela Rindermann (2) 79 81 160

T30 Georgia Miller (3) 79 82 161

T38 Anna Marksa (5) 80 85 165

4 Redlands CC 314 311 625

T4 Ashlyn Acosta (2) 76 73 149

T13 Maisie Liddell (4) 81 74 155

T27 Marvelyn Kartika (1) 77 83 160

T30 Katie Graham (3) 80 81 161

T66 Hallie Schultz (5) 88 87 175

T5 Oklahoma Baptist U. 310 325 635

T16 Michelle Carr (1) 75 81 156

T22 Elly Baze (2) 75 82 157

T33 Josie Patterson (4) 81 81 162

T33 Valentina Nunez Butzonitch (5) 81 81 162

T42 Shelby Phillips (3) 79 87 166

T5 Oklahoma City U. 320 315 635

T11 Natalie Gough (1) 79 75 154

T16 McKenzie McCoy (4) 77 79 156

26 Clair Hill (3) 81 78 159

T42 Lauren Behnken (2) 83 83 166

T53 Rachel Eckert (5) 85 84 169

7 Sioux Falls, U. of 321 323 644

T8 Lexi Hanson (1) 74 77 151

T16 Sydney Hubbard (2) 76 80 156

T46 Kyleigh Moran (5) 86 81 167

T60 Marisa Weeks (3) 88 85 173

T60 Lexi Jonas (4) 85 88 173

8 Central Oklahoma 320 327 647

T13 Kinsley Hall (1) 75 80 155

T16 Mika Ramos (2) 78 78 156

T46 Faith Stewart (3) 84 83 167

T53 Arin Zachary (4) 83 86 169

9 Northwest Missouri 318 333 651

T13 Mady Acers (2) 78 77 155

T33 Morgan Thiele (1) 81 81 162

36 Lauren Wood (4) 77 86 163

T57 Anna Zech (3) 82 89 171

T70 Alyssa Ganther (5) 86 91 177

10 Southern Nazarene U. 328 332 660

T8 Bailey Blake (1) 74 77 151

10 Emilie Jackson (2) 74 79 153

T66 Sara Armstong (3) 87 88 175

74 Loren Ogburn (5) 94 88 182

82 Rebecca Davis (4) 93 95 188

11 Newman 340 336 676

T30 Kassidy Chance (2) 81 80 161

T38 Julia Korus (1) 83 82 165

T46 Kate Robertson (3) 84 83 167

T75 Megan Bay (4) 92 91 183

86 Laklynn Fulencheck (5) 102 101 203

T12 Northwestern OK St. 334 343 677

T38 Ashley Watts (1) 80 85 165

T53 Madison Masch (3) 85 84 169

T57 Angela Egger (4) 86 85 171

T60 Samantha Friday (2) 84 89 173

69 Savannah Monohan (5) 85 91 176

T12 Southern Arkansas Univ. 335 342 677

T42 Taylor Rich (4) 85 81 166

T46 Mackenzy Turner (1) 80 87 167

T53 Chelsea Chow (2) 84 85 169

T66 Elizabeth Townsend (5) 86 89 175

T80 Corynn Mckinnie (3) 93 94 187

14 Oklahoma Baptist U. 353 348 701

T57 Izzy Lette (1) 87 84 171

T60 Kailee McCrary (2) 90 83 173

T70 Rylei Gunter (3) 89 88 177

73 Shelby Palmour (4) 87 94 181

T77 Abby Boren (5) 93 93 186

15 Southwest Baptist 380 393 773

T77 JaiDee Akers (1) 88 98 186

T77 Makenna Krysl (3) 94 92 186

T80 Kasydie Shipp (2) 92 95 187

87 Andrea Brown (5) 106 109 215

88 Katie Kelley (4) 108 108 216

Individuals

Pos. Player (Team) Rd 1 Rd 2 Total

T6 Alex Bennett (Oklahoma Christian) 76 74 150

T27 Maggie Veenendall (Sioux Falls, U. of) 78 82 160

37 Morgan Brasser (Fort Hays State) 83 81 164

T42 Elly Speece (Northwest Missouri ) 79 87 166

T46 Kerrigan Rudolph (Fort Hays State) 83 84 167

T46 Mackena Tennyson (Northwestern OK St. ) 81 86 167

52 Campbell Payne (Northwestern OK St. ) 84 84 168

T64 Kira Mestl (Fort Hays State) 91 83 174

T64 Catherine Sullivan (Redlands CC) 85 89 174

72 Paulina Flores (Rogers State U. ) 85 95 180

T75 Arianna Medina (Oklahoma City U.) 91 92 183

83 Taylor Sedivec (Northwest Missouri ) 95 94 189

84 Hannah Sullivan (Oklahoma Christian) 94 97 191

85 Sarah Harrison (Oklahoma Christian) 97 96 193

89 Ashlee McDaniel (Southern Nazarene U.) 113 112 225


 

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