Arkansas Tech is walking away from the Gulf South Conference with the league's women's golf championship trophy under its arm.
The Golden Suns posted a final-round score of 310 on Tuesday to run away from a nine-team field and post a 16-stroke victory in the 36-hole tournament.
Arkansas Tech had a two-day total of 636, while five-time defending champion West Florida finished second with a score of 652.
It is the first conference championship in the 10-year history of the Arkansas Tech women's golf program, and it comes in Tech's final year of membership in the GSC.
Arkansas Tech will move forward to the new NCAA Division II Great American Conference in fall 2011.
Kyla McIsaac and Ana Morales posted matching 36-hole totals of 156 to lead the Golden Suns to victory. McIsaac had rounds of 80 and 76, while Morales carded an 81 on Monday and a 75 on Tuesday.
McIsaac and Morales finished in a tie for second place in the individual standings, four strokes behind GSC individual champion Amanda Martin of Christian Brothers (77-75-152).
Elizabeth Sweetnam (T-6th, 81-79-160), Niki Possage (T-12th, 84-80-164) and Alyssia Duvall (26th, 85-89-174) also helped the Golden Suns earn the conference title.
Arkansas Tech's head women's golf coach is Amy White, who was a founding member of the Golden Suns golf program as a player in 2002.
She earned three golf letters and two basketball letters as a student-athlete at Tech. She is in her fourth season as the head women's golf coach at her alma mater.
Click here to view complete results from the 2011 GSC Women's Golf Championship.
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