SWOSU women trail Arkansas Tech, men in fourth in GAC Championships

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HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – Behind another strong round out of first-team All-Great American Conference selection Gloria Choi, the SWOSU women’s golf team remains in second place after two rounds of the 2018 GAC Golf Championships.

SWOSU was four shots off their round from Sunday and lost 13 strokes to leader Arkansas Tech in the second round, but it remains in second place with a six-shot advantage over Henderson State. The tournament will conclude with a final round on Tuesday morning in Hot Springs.

Choi has been the star for SWOSU, firing a 2-over 74 to sit alone in second place on the individual leaderboard, four shots behind GAC Player of the Year Peerada Piddon for the lead. After not having her score used on Sunday, Tracy McGill shot the second-best round of the day for the Dawgs with a 77 in round two – a four-shot improvement from the opening round. Emily Folsom carded a 79 on Monday while Elin Wahlin and Chloe Thackeray each fell off their pace with 80 strokes in the second round.

2018 GAC Women’s Golf Championships

Hot Springs Country Club – Park Course

Monday, April 23

Second Round Results (pdf)

PosTeamRd 1Rd 2To ParTotal
2Gloria Choi7374+3147
T12Elin Wahlin7680+12156
T15Chloe Thackeray7780+13157
18Tracy McGill8177+14158
T19Emily Folsom8079+15159

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – All five golfers in the SWOSU lineup shot a round of 77 or better on Monday, helping the Dawgs improve by two strokes from Sunday’s round and remain tied for fourth place at the Great American Conference Championships.

SWOSU finished the second round with a team total of 296 strokes, an improvement of two shots off the first-round total, but they were unable to make up any ground on the leaderboard. The tie for fourth place is down to two teams, with SWOSU and Oklahoma Baptist claiming a two-round total of 594 strokes, one shot behind Southeastern Oklahoma State in third but 20 shots behind Henderson State atop the leaderboard.

Kason Cook again led the way for SWOSU with a 1-over 73, which leaves him tied with Cole Ward of Northwestern for second place, five shots behind Trey DePriest of Henderson State. Gregor Weck and Ole Hatlelid both shot rounds of 74 on Monday, which marked a six-shot improvement for Hatlelid, while Gustavo Tineo was three shots better with a 75 in the second round.

The final round of the 2018 GAC Championships will tee off on Tuesday morning in Hot Springs.


2018 GAC Men’s Golf Championships

Hot Springs Country Club – Arlington Course

Monday, April 23

Second Round Results (pdf)

PosTeamRd 1Rd 2To ParTotal
T2Kason Cook7073-1143
T19Gregor Weck7674+6150
T28Conner Kauffman7477+7151
T33Gustavo Tineo7875+9153
T38Ole Hatlelid8074+10154

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