Strong Finish Pushes Women's Golf to Third at MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial

Strong Finish Pushes Women's Golf to Third at MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial

The Basics
Event: MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial / Hosted by Missouri State
Location:
 Twin Oaks CC / Springfield, Mo.
Final Results: MSU/Payne Stewart

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Oral Roberts women's golf team had an outstanding final round at the MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial, shooting 290 and moving up to third place overall at 904 (309-305-290—904).

South Dakota State won the tournament after shooting 287 in the final round to finish at 896 (301-308-287—896). The Jackrabbits had the only round of the tournament that was better than ORU's finish.

News and Notes
- ORU's 290 was the best round since shooting 282 in the opening round of the Jackrabbit Invitational March 16, 2015.

- Beatriz Garcia, who finished second on the team and tied for 13th overall was one of three Golden Eagles who were competing in their first collegiate tournaments.

- Paty Torres led ORU for the first time since last year's MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial when she finished fourth overall.

- Annie Lacombe struggled Monday but rebounded in a big way Tuesday as the freshman carded ORU's only round under par with a 70 in the final round to move into the top 25.

ORU Individual Results
T9 – Paty Torres – 77-76-73—226
T13 – Beatriz Garcia – 76-77-74—227
T16 – Kennedy Ishee – 75-75-78—228
T24 – Annie Lacombe – 81-79-70—230
T50 – Rebecca Hnidka – 87-77-73—237  
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T46 – Natalie Mattison – 80-78-78—236
T73 – Katie Kirkhart – 86-85-79—250

Team Results
1 – South Dakota State – 301-308-287—896
2 – UTEP – 301-298-300—899
3 – ORU – 309-305-290—904
4 – Missouri State – 308-303-306—917
5 – Oklahoma City – 318-309-294—921
6 – Arkansas State – 312-313-298—923
7 – South Dakota – 309-316-300—925
T8 – Western Illinois – 312-307-307—926
T8 – ULM – 313-305-308—926
10 – Little Rock – 309-310-313—932
11 – Illinois State – 316-315-303—934
12 – William Woods – 315-316-309—940
13 – Omaha – 317-318-319—956
14 – Creighton – 321-320-318—959
15 – Drury – 329-348-326—1003

Up Next
ORU will be back in action September 26-27 as the Golden Eagles host the Bob Hurley ORU shootout at Meadowbrook CC.  

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