Plyler leads Harding at GAC Preview

OKLAHOMA CITY – Harding junior Emily Plyler tied for the tournament lead with three first round birdies and is second overall after one round at the GAC Preview, played Monday at Hefner Lake Golf Club.

Plyler shot 2-over 74 and trails Southern Nazarene’s Michaela Osborne by only one stroke entering Tuesday’s final round.

Seven of the conference’s 10 schools that play women’s golf in the Great American Conference are represented at the tournament. Henderson State shot 306 in the first round and leads the team competition by four strokes over Southwestern Oklahoma. Harding is fifth at 323.

Harding junior Brittany Marquez is tied for 17th after shooting 8-over 80.

The final round will begin Tuesday morning.

Harding struggles, drops to 14th after second round

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – Harding men’s golf had a solid first round but struggled in round two at the MWSU Drury Inn Central Region Invite with 36 holes played Monday at the St. Joseph Country Club.

Twenty teams from the Central Region, which is made up of the Great American Conference, Northern Sun Conference, and MIAA, are competing in the tournament.

Harding, ranked 11th in the region, was in ninth place after shooting 301 in the first round. But as rain continued to fall, the Bisons shot 312 in the second round and fell to 14th place at 613.

Sophomore Alex Williamson shot a career-best 1-under 70 in round one, his third career round of par or better.

Henderson State leads the team competition at +10, 578. The Reddies are one stroke ahead of second-place Nebraska-Kearney and two strokes ahead of both Arkansas Tech and Central Missouri.

The final round will be played Tuesday beginning at 9 a.m.

A-State’s Key leads Bill Ross Intercollegiate

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Senior Easton Key led the Arkansas State men’s golf team through the first two rounds of play at the Bill Ross Intercollegiate on Monday, shooting a combined 141 at the Milburn Golf and Country Club to place him in a two-way tie for first place.

The Red Wolves are tied for ninth place among 15 teams after shooting a 305 and 293 for the first and second rounds, respectively. A-State’s 598 total left it one stroke behind eighth-place UMKC and within 10 strokes of fourth-place Wichita State. Central Arkansas leads the tournament with a 579.

Key posted a first-round 73 and followed with a team-best 68, which vaulted him from tied for 13th place to the top of the leader board.

The tournament’s third and final round is scheduled to begin Tuesday morning.

Resen leads Trojans through first round

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The UALR women’s golf team is alone in fifth place while sophomore Stina Resen is tied for seventh overall following one round at the MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial at Rivercut Golf Course. Play in Monday’s second round was suspended due to darkness and will resume Tuesday morning, followed immediately by the third and final round.

The Trojans combined for a team score of 306 in round one, 10 strokes back of leader Oral Roberts (296). Wichita State (297) is just a stroke back of the lead in second place, while Southern Illinois (300) and North Dakota State (303) sit third and fourth, respectively.

Resen shot a 1-over 73 and sits tied for seventh overall to lead UALR.

Kaylee Benson of Northern Iowa leads all individuals at 2-uner 70 through 18 holes.

Play will resume Tuesday morning at 8:30 a.m.

Suns tie for second; Surtevall ties for lead at DBU Classic

DALLAS – Rebecka Surtevall carded a first-round 71 (-1) to finishing the opening round in a first-place tie as the Arkansas Tech Golden Suns golf team combined to shoot 310, tying for second place on day one of the Dallas Baptist Women’s Classic.

The Golden Suns are tied with Cameron for the second spot, and sit 13 strokes behind overall leader St. Edward’s, who opened play with a 297.

Surtevall and Midwestern State’s Brenna Moore were the only two players under par in the opening round. The duo sits one stroke ahead of St. Edward’s Haley Haught.

The DBU Women’s Classic will conclude Tuesday at the Golf Club of Dallas.

A-State women’s in second at home tourney

JONESBORO — The Arkansas State women’s golf team began play at the Lady Red Wolf Classic Monday, completing the first two rounds of its home tournament at Sage Meadows Country Club with a combined 587 that placed it second among seven teams.

A-State has nine players competing in the tournament, including five that comprise a "red team" and four that make up a "black team." The red squad, which is in second place, posted a first-round 301 before cutting 15 strokes off that total in the second to climb two spots in the standings. The black team ended the day in seventh place with a 652 (328-324).

The Red Wolves were led by freshman Maci Arrington, who is currently tied for second place with a 140. Arrington carded a 71 for the opening 18 holes and then fired a team-best 69 during the second round. Joining Arrington among the top-10 leaders for Arkansas State was Abi Laker, who is tied for sixth place with a 146 (74-72).

Louisiana-Monroe is currently in first place after shooting a 575, leaving it 12 strokes in front of Arkansas State entering tomorrow’s play. The Red Wolves hold an 11-stroke lead over third-place Western Kentucky, while Central Arkansas is in fourth place, McLennan Community College in fifth and New Orleans in sixth.

Tomorrow’s third and final round is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m.

UCA’s Brown ties for second at Lady Red Wolf Classic

JONESBORO — University of Central Arkansas sophomore Sarah Brown shot rounds of 68-72 for a 4-uder 140 on Monday and is tied for second place at the Arkansas State Lady Red Wolf Classic being played at Sage Meadows Country Club.

Brown helped UCA to a fourth-place standing after two rounds. Junior Malin Senneryd is tied for 13th after rounds of 74-78_152. Senior Carly Dear shot 77-79_156 and is tied for 19th.

Louisiana-Monroe leads the field (575), followed by Arkansas State (587), Western Kentucky (598), UCA (610), McLennan CC (627), New Orleans (632) and Arkansas State ‘B’ (652).

Angels, Bears lead after two rounds

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — University of Central Arkansas junior Pep Angles is tied for first after two rounds of the Bill Ross Intercollegiate while the Bears are in sole possession of first place at the Milburn Golf and Country Club.

Angles, an All-Southland Conference golfer from Barcelona, Spain, shot rounds of 73-68 for a 3-under 141. Teammate James Newton, a sophomore from Macclesfield, England, is tied for third at 67-75_142. Senior Richard Farmer (75-73_148) and freshman James Steven (74-74_148) are tied for 17th.

UCA leads the field with a 289-290—579. Oklahoma Christian is second (580), followed by Louisiana-Monroe (585), Wichita State (588), Denver (591), Northern Iowa (592), Oral Roberts (595), UMKC (597), Air Force and Arkansas State (598), Missouri State (602), Drake (606), SIU-Edwardsville (610) and Western Illinois and Creighton (611).

Tech holds at fouth; Mahlik ties for fifth at invitational

ST. JOSEPH, Mo.— Alex Mahlik carded an opening round 70 (-1) to stand alone in fifth place as the Arkansas Tech Wonder Boys golf team sits in fourth place at the Missouri Western Invitational after day one in St. Joseph, Missouri on Monday.

Tech shot an opening day 291 (+7) to sit two strokes behind Nebraska-Kearney and Henderson State who are tied for second, and four strokes behind tournament leader Central Missouri. Henderson State’s Matt Jennings leads the tournament after shooting a 67 (-4).

Rowdy Garrett and Julio Argulles both carded a 73 (+2) and are tied for 13th.

Tech will compete in the final day of the Missouri Western Invitational tomorrow.