Hogs season ends
NEW HAVEN, Conn. — The Arkansas men’s golf team had its season come to end Saturday at the NCAA Regionals. The Razorbacks shot plus-31, 871 over three rounds to finish 11th out of 14 teams in the regional. The top four advanced to the next round of the tournament. A poor first day made for too much makeup. Arkansas shot a 301, 21 strokes over-par, during opening round play Thursday. The score improved by 12 strokes in round two, then by another seven in the final round Saturday. Freshman Alvaro Ortiz had the best tournament with a 215, including a final day score of 68, three-under par. He finished tied for 34th among all individual golfers. Kolton Crawford was one stroke behind him tied for 37th, while Alec Tahy (221) was tied for 53rd, Gonzalo Rubio (222) tied for 57th and Zach Coats (225) tied for 65th. Arkansas has made an NCAA Regional eight of the last nine seasons.
Golden Suns turn in 10th-place finish
ALLENDALE, Mich. — Led by identical 74s (+2) by seniors Rebecka Surtevall and Megan Jeffery, the Arkansas Tech Golden Suns golf team turned in their best collective round of the tournament with a final-round 307 to climb into 10th place on the final day of the NCAA Division II Women’s Golf Championships. Surtevall’s four-round score of 315 put the Golden Suns in a tie for 37th, while Jeffery’s 318 tied her for 44th. Caroline Fredensborg carded a final-round 78 (+6) to finish at 327, in sole possession of 57th place overall. Taylor Kline’s 81 (+9) tied her for 58th, while Jessica Sachs shot a 92 (+20) to finish the event at 351 in 71st place. Winning the team national title was Indianapolis, who turned in three sub-300 rounds to win the team title by five strokes over second-place Rollins.
Mountain Hawks concludes UCA’s run
NORMAN, Okla. — The most successful season in Central Arkansas softball history came to a close on Saturday, as the Bears fell to Lehigh 3-0 in the fourth game of the Norman Regional. Central Arkansas threatened in the top of the second. Shortstop Hayley Parker worked a one-out walk to start the rally, and Ashley Boswell found the hole on the right side of the infield to single her over to second. A fielder’s choice would give the Bears runners on the corners with two outs, but a ground out back to the pitcher ended the game. Boswell led the Central Arkansas (35-21) offense on the day, going 2-for-3 with a double, while Briana Whisenhunt and left fielder Hannah Stirton each tallied one hit. Kylee Studioso (26-14) went the distance for the Bears, allowing three runs, just one earned, on five hits and a walk while striking out two in six innings.
Red Wolves end season with win
JONESBORO — UALR baseball ended the 2015 season with a 4-3 win over rival Arkansas State on Saturday. Head coach Chris Curry ended the 2015 season with a conference record of 12-17, the best mark for a first-year UALR baseball coach in program history. UALR’s 12 Sun Belt wins also top last year’s total of 11. The Red Wolves came close to tying the game in the bottom of the eighth inning with a runner on third, but a strikeout ended Arkansas State’s threat. ASU finally surrendered to UALR in the bottom of the ninth inning with a fly out, ground out and a strike out. The Trojan pitching staff of Cory Malcom, Stephen Chandler, Dyllon Brownmiller and Cameron Allen held the Red Wolves to just seven hits.