UCO continues fall domination with victory at UCO/RCB Classic

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OKLAHOMA CITY (Oct. 7) – Central Oklahoma continued its spectacular fall campaign in dominating fashion Tuesday at Lincoln Park Golf Course.

The Bronchos fired a school-record 284 in picture-perfect conditions at the par-71 East Course to finish 19 strokes clear of the field and Daniela Martinez cruised to a five-shot victory in the medalist race.

UCO had a 571 total in the two-day, 36-hole tournament, with Oklahoma Christian a distant runner-up at 590.  Northeastern State was third in the 15-team field at 596, followed by Lindenwood (602) and Henderson State (616).

The Bronchos stayed perfect for the fall season with their fourth straight win and the 10th in the last 16 events and Martinez became the fourth different individual tournament champion for UCO.

"Any time you don’t have to count a 75 it’s a great day and that’s what we were able to do," head coach Michael Bond said.  "The girls came out ready to play and they did a great job staying focused.  We’ve got a lot of depth and it showed again today."

Martinez followed up her school-record five-under-par 66 in Monday’s opening round with a closing 72 to finish at four-under 138 in taking individual honors.

Marla Souvannasing and Bethany Darrough tied for UCO’s low score of the day with one-under 70s and the Bronchos also got a 72 from Lindsey Bensch and a 75 from June Tigert.

Katie Bensch (72), Tressa Brumley (75) and Allyson Wilcox (78) played as individuals for UCO.

Martinez, Souvannasing, Lindsey Bensch and Katie Bensch have all captured tournament titles this fall.

Martinez was never in trouble of losing the individual lead and made the turn at even-par 36.  The junior transfer was two over on the back nine before capping the tournament with a 20-foot birdie putt on No. 18.

Souvannasing tied for second in the standings with a one-over 143 total after her 70.  The freshman sensation opened with eight straight pars before making back-to-back birdies on the par-3 ninth and 10th holes and gave one shot back the rest of the way.

Darrough and Lindsey Bensch tied for seventh at 147, while Tigert tied for 12th at 148.

Darrough had three birdies in her one-under round, while Bensch was two-under during a 10-hole stretch in closing with a 72.

The Bronchos wrap up their fall schedule Oct. 20-21 at the Lindenwood Invitational in St. Charles, Mo.

Paced by top-five individual finishes from Audrey Meisch and Anna Arrese Cortadellas, the Oklahoma Christian Lady Eagles posted a team score of 299 on Tuesday to stay in second. The Lady Eagles had entered the day just four shots back of UCO, after shooting a program-record 291 in Monday’s first round.

"I don’t know what number it is. Is that our 15th second-place (finish) in four years?" OC coach Greg Lynn said. "It’s just amazing. We’ve had three second-place (finishes) this year. The girls didn’t play as well today, for no reason. The weather’s perfect. The course was not set up that hard. We just didn’t do it.

"But Audrey had a great tournament. She just keeps playing well. Anna came back and played pretty good. There’s not a lot more to say about that. We just didn’t play as well as we can."

A late bogey cost Meisch, a junior who shot a 2-over-par 73 on the 6,026-yard layout to finish at 144, in fourth place. It was her second top-five finish in as many tournaments.

Arrese Cortadellas, a senior, fired a 74 and tied for fifth in the 83-woman field at 146. Sophomore Allison Sell gave the Lady Eagles a third top-20 finisher, shooting a 78 to finish at 150, tied for 16th.

Sophomore Dana Todd landed just outside the top 20, with her 75 putting her at 152, tied for 21st. Senior Catherine Odgers tied for 24th at 153 after shooting a 77.

Northeastern State women’s golf team finished in third place. The RiverHawks have now posted top-3 finishes in all four tournaments they have played. NSU posted a 15-over-par 299 in Tuesday’s final round and 28-over 596 total.

Junior Charter Lawson paced the RiverHawks after shooting 1-over par in Tuesday’s final round. She finished 1-over 143 for the tournament and finished in a tie for second place, which was a season best. Freshman Alexis Armon finished in a tie for seventh after carding a 5-over par 147. Sophomore Baylee Price finished in a tie for 16th place after posting a score of 8-over 150. Junior Kayla Schroeder finished tied for 35th after carding 15-over 157, while senior Arizona Chin finished just behind at 16-over 158 and tied for 40th.

Daniela Martinez of Central Oklahoma finished in first place in the individual standings after carding 4-under 138.

Northeastern State will next be in action at the Flagler Fall Slam Oct. 27-28 at the Marsh Creek Country Club in St. Augustine, Florida.

UCB/RCB Classic – Final Results

October 6-7, 2014 at Oklahoma City, Okla.

(par-71, 6,026-yard Lincoln Park East Golf Course)

Team Results

1.            Central Oklahoma          287-284=571 (+3)

2.            Oklahoma Christian       291-299=590 (+22)

3.            Northeastern State    297-299=596 (+28)

4.            Lindenwood                     300-302=602 (+34)

T5.         Henderson State              310-306=616 (+48)

                SW Oklahoma State       307-309=616 (+48)

7.            East Central                       317-307=624 (+56)

8.            Angelo State                      315-313=628 (+60)

9.            Missouri Western           321-316=637 (+69)

10.          Central Missouri              317-323=640 (+72)

11.          Northwest Missouri       317-330=647 (+79)

12.          Southern Nazarene        332-320=652 (+84)

13.          Harding                               331-335=666 (+98)

14.          Southwest Baptist          353-370=723 (+155)


Top-5 Individuals

1.            Daniela Martinez (Central Oklahoma)  66-72=138 (-4)

T2.        Charter Lawson (Northeastern State)71-72=143 (+1)

                Marla Souvannasing (Central Oklahoma)73-70=143 (+1)

4.            Audrey Meisch (Oklahoma Christian)   71-73=144 (+2)

T5.         Anna Arrese (Oklahoma Christian)        72-74=146 (+4)

                Madelyn Lehr (East Central)                     78-68=146 (+4)




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