Hillcats Place Ninth at NSU Women's Golf Classic
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – The Rogers State women’s golf team didn’t travel far to begin the 2012-13 campaign traveling to Cherry Springs Golf Club for the NSU Women’s Golf Classic hosted by Northeastern State University Monday and Tuesday.
The Hillcats finished the first day in ninth place and at the conclusion of the tournament held the same spot on the tournament board as RSU carded 336-334 for a team total of 670 out of the 13 team field.
Whitney Hocutt led the way for the Cats as the Claremore, Okla. native posted 78-81-159 to finish tied for 15th. Sophomore Cecilie Nordahl wasn’t far behind tied for 24th after rounds of 79-82 and a tournament card of 161 on the par 72 course.
The 5,847 yard Burel Berry course proved more difficult for the remainder of the Hillcats, all freshmen. Raquel Trevino’s 173 featured rounds of 89-84 to finish tied for 52nd. Finishing tied for 57th was Chelsea Burney with a 177 total while Kelsey Stuever finished tied for 60th shooting 180 for a two-round total.
RSU finished six strokes ahead of NCAA Division II Nebraska-Kearney while the Cats finished 12 strokes behind eighth place East Central (Okla.) University as the Tigers shot 658.
The host RiverHawks claimed the team trophy finishing 16 strokes better than second place Arkansas Tech. Brittany Marquez of Harding University won medalist honors with a one-under par 143 four strokes better than NSU’s McCandren Lewis.
Rogers State will hit the road again for competition this time traveling to Oklahoma City for the OCU Stars Fall Classic at Lincoln Park Golf Course on October 8-9. For more information on Hillcat Golf visit www.rsuhillcats.com.
Team Scores: 1. Northeastern State 298- 307—605; 2. Arkansas Tech 317- 304—621; 3. Harding University 315- 309—624; 4. Southwestern Oklahoma State 306- 319—625; 5. Henderson St. 312- 321—633; 6. Arkansas-Fort Smith 317- 325—642; 7. Oklahoma Baptist 323- 323—646; 8. East Central 319- 339—658; 9. Rogers State 336- 334—670; 10. Nebraska-Kearney 339- 337—676; 11. McMurry University 342- 336—678; 12. Fort Hays State 348- 349—697; 13. Central Missouri 352- 372—724
Top 5 Indivduals: 1. Brittany Marquez Harding71- 72—143; 2. McCandren Lewis NSU 75- 72—147; 3. Kelsey Kirkpatrick NSU 72- 76—148; 4. Margaret Musser SWOSU 74- 76—150; 5. Emelie Alpe Ark. Tech 76- 75—151