SNU men, women finish fifth in Great American Conference championships

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HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – Southern Nazarene posted its second straight sub-300 round, but both Southwestern Oklahoma State and Arkansas-Monticello went even lower with scores of 289 and 290. That slid them past SNU and pushed the Crimson Storm to a fifth place finish at the Great American Conference Men’s Golf Championship.

Just five strokes separated second through fifth and just 19 strokes separated second through ninth. Henderson State posted the lowest round of the day with a 288 on its way to the team title. The Reddies finished at 866; 18 strokes ahead of Southwestern Oklahoma State. Henderson State’s Drew Greenwood also captured the individual title with a 215 after he posted a 72 in the final round.

Michael Hearne was just three shots back of Greenwood at 218 (74-73-71) in a tie for fifth place. Cristian Valderrama was also in the top 15 as he tied for 15th with a 222 (72-74-76). Luke Coppedge finished in a tie for 22nd at 225 (73-79-73) while Dylan Igo was just two shots back in a tie for 28th at 227 (70-81-76). Dalton Rhoden rounded out the five for SNU with a 235 (78-78-79) as he tied for 42nd.

SWOSU took second at 884 while Arkansas Tech was third at 886 and Monticello was fourth at 887. The Crimson Storm finished at 889 (289-304-296).

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 SNU women take fifth in Great American Conference Championship

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – Southern Nazarene posted its lowest round of the week with a 327 and that pushed SNU into a fifth place finish at the Great American Conference Women’s Golf Championship.

The Crimson storm placed two golfers inside the top 15 as Marion Broedys was just two shots back of the top 10 with a 240 (78-81-81). Cassidy Herbster was just one stroke back of Broedys in a tie for 13th at 241 (82-82-77) and posted the lowest round for any SNU player of the tournament. Emilee White finished in 23rd at 250 (86-82-82) while Ashley Moore took 37th at 265 (89-89-87).

Arkansas Tech ran away with the tournament form the start and had four players in the top five. The Golden Suns took second, third, fourth and tied for fifth individually and posted the only team score under 900 with an 892. ATU finished 50 strokes ahead of second place Henderson State who shot a 942. Southwestern Oklahoma State finished third at 951 and East Central was just 10 strokes ahead of SNU in fourth at 986.

Harding’s Brittany Marquez fired a GAC Championship record 70 in her final round and posted a 3-round record of 216.

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