Hendrix finishes eighth at invitational
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Hendrix College finished eighth at the Joe Duncan Invitational hosted by Rhodes at Windyke Country Club Sunday. The second round scheduled for Monday was rained out. The Warriors shot a season low round of 493. Junior Ashley Baker made par on four holes for a 102, her best round of the season. Senior Sydney King shot a 103, while senior Elizabeth Hodges shot a 143 and senior Abby Condit had a 145. Rhodes won the tournament with a 301. They were followed by Huntingdon (315), Centre (319), UT Tyler (319), Millsaps (330), Washington (Mo.) (331), Berry (345) and Hendrix.
Harding ties for 18th in preview
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Harding shot 357 in the first round of the Central Region Spring Preview on Monday at the Rivercut Golf Course. The Lady Bisons are tied for 18th. Harding and 18 other teams will complete the tournament Tuesday with the final 18 holes. Sophomore Katelyn Walker was Harding’s top golfer. She shot 85 and is tied for 53rd. Freshman Delaney Bowles shot 87 and is tied for 62nd. Harding’s other golfers included freshman Taytum Billington (89, t-77th), junior CharlesAnn Freeman (96, 93rd), and sophomore Kaleigh Ramey (98, 95th). Augustana (SD) leads the event with a 309 in the first round. All 19 teams in the tournament are members of the NCAA Division II Central Region, which is comprised of universities in the Great American Conference, the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association and the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.
Golden Suns hold at third
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Arkansas Tech Golden Suns put together an opening round 315 (+27) to claim a top three spot after the first round of its host tournament, the Central Region Spring Preview Monday afternoon at the Rivercut Golf Course. The Golden Suns only trail tournament leader Augustana (309, +21) by six strokes and second-place Northeastern State (311, +23) by four strokes. Avery Struck, Caroline Fredensborg, and Pia Nunbhakdi all finished in a tie for ninth with a first-round 78 (+6).
Henderson State opens in ninth
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Henderson State is in 9th place after the opening round of the Central Region Spring Preview. The Reddies combined for a team score of 332, 24 strokes behind tournament leader Augustana. Hanna Brauburger led HSU with a round of 79 and is tied for 15th-place. Sarah Wright and Katie Kilponen posted a score of 84 on the par 73 Rivercut Golf Course and are tied for 44th. Tied for 53rd is Luisa Gartmann carding a 85 while Taylor Reed is 59th out of 99 competitors posting an 86.
UCA trails leader after first round
MCKINNEY, Texas — The University of Central Arkansas women’s golf team trails only Lamar after Round 1 of the 2016 Southland Conference Women’s Golf Championship being played at Hills Course at Stonebridge Ranch Country Club. UCA shot 302 in the weather-delayed first round on Monday, while Lamar sits atop the leaderboard at 299. Stephen F. Austin is third (305). Individually, UCA freshman Emma Svensson is in fifth place after shooting 2-over 74 in Round 1. Junior Brenda Gonzalez is tied for sixth at 76, while sophomore Fernanda Lira is tied for 10th at 76. Freshman Cindy Oh is tied for 15th with a 77 and junior Morgan Best is tied for 18th after shooting a 78.
A-State leads going into final round
BROKEN ARROW, Okla. – Arkansas State shot a combined 583 Monday at the Forest Ridge Country Club, completing the ORU Shootout’s opening two rounds in first place among 11 teams. The Red Wolves posted a 294 and 289 for the first and second rounds, respectively, grabbing a three-stroke lead over second-place Central Arkansas through 36 holes of competition. A-State was led by four players finishing the first day among the top 20 leaders, including senior Oswin Schlenkrich in first place. Schlenkrich began play with a 71 and followed with a 70, giving him a 141 total and four-stroke advantage over second-place Louis Tomlinson of Central Arkansas and Sam Stevens of Oklahoma State. Another A-State senior, Seth Garner, is tied for sixth place with a 147 (74-73). Also participating for the Red Wolves, Tanner Napier is tied for 12th place with a 148 (73-75) and Joel Wendin tied for 16th with a 150 (79-71). The ORU Shootout will conclude Tuesday with the third-and-final round.
UCA takes second
BROKEN ARROW, Okla. — The University of Central Arkansas men’s golf team stands second after two rounds of the Oral Roberts Shootout on Monday at Forest Ridge Golf Club. The Bears shot 586 (301-285) and trail Arkansas State by three strokes heading into Tuesday’s final round. UCA’s second-round 285 was the best round of the day, four strokes better than ASU’s 289. Utah Valley is third (597). For UCA, freshman Louis Tomlinson is tied for second overall after rounds of 145 (76-69). Sophomore Rodrigo Rivas is tied for fourth 146 (75-71), while freshman Luis Obiols is tied for sixth 147 (77-70). Ryan Shuttleworth shot 152 (73-79) and is tied for 21st,
Trojans holds for fifth after two rounds
LOST PINES, Texas – Little Rock is in fifth place and Matias Calderon is tied for sixth place through two rounds of the Jim West Intercollegiate at Wolfdancer Golf Club. The Trojans posted a team score of 3-over 579 through Monday’s first 36 holes. Saint Mary’s leads the field of 13 teams at 14-under 562. Rice is in second place at 10-under 566, followed by McNeese State at 7-under 569 in third place. North Texas is alone in fourth place and five shots ahead of Little Rock at 2-under 574. Calderon opened with a 3-under 69 in round one before carding an even-par 72 in the second round. He will start Tuesday’s final round five strokes back of the lead and just two strokes outside the top-three. Tyler Reynolds is tied for 19th place at even par. Reynolds shot 72-72 on Monday and is two strokes from cracking the event’s top-10 individuals. George Trujillo and Beau Hanson are tied for 28th place at 3 over par.
Hendrix falls to BSC
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — After splitting a double-header on Saturday, Hendrix College lost 8-3 at No. 6 Birmingham-Southern College on Sunday. The Warriors remain in second place in the Southern Athletic Association at 19-15 overall and 12-6 in league play. The Panthers stay in first at 25-9 and 14-4 with three games left. Hendrix will battle fourth-place Millsaps in a three-game series next weekend, while BSC takes on third place Berry. Justin Robison drove in two runs with a hit and was hit by a pitch. Jorge Leon, Wyatt Hogan, Tanner Cooper and Matthew Lillard also had hits.
HSU falls to Southeastern Oklahoma
DURANT, Okla. — Henderson State battled but fell short to Southeastern Oklahoma as the Savage Storm beat the Reddies 6-3. The Reddies (9-7 overall, 2-2 Great American Conference) won one of the doubles matches as Southeastern, ranked No. 9 in the region, took a 2-1 advantage into singles play. At No. 1 doubles, the duo of Annie Shannon and Amanda Korinihona turned in an impressive 8-6 win over Alexsandra Reljic and Darija Catipovic (SOSU) 8-6 to improve to 13-2 on the year. Shannon continued her brilliant play at No. 1 singles as she beat Anna Buiukian 6-2, 6-3 who is ranked No.6 regionally. Shannon improved to 12-1 on the year. Sydnee Parker recorded Henderson’s other win in singles action beating Darija Catipovic 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 win at No. 3 singles improving to 10-3 overall and 4-0 in GAC play.
Warriors sweep Rhodes College
CONWAY — Hendrix College (19-13, 8-7 SAA) completed the three-game sweep of Rhodes College (20-16, 4-14 SAA) with a 2-0 win at Warrior Field on Sunday. Hendrix sits in fourth place with three games remaining. Three pitchers combined for the shutout. Ariel McDonald started the game and allowed just two hits and two walks over two frames. Freshman Savannah Draud (2-1) picked up the win with three innings, only giving up a hit and a walk. Freshman Emily Stockalper closed it out to earn her second save, only allowing a run over the final two innings. Shelby Anderson hit the 46th double of her career, adding to her school record. She also tied the single-season mark with 79 total bases this year. Anderson is tied with Elizabeth Vaughan (2009) and Jaclyn Herrera (2010).