Record-Setting Day for Tech Women's Golf

Arkansas Tech broke its women’s golf school records for lowest 18-hole and lowest 36-hole team scores during the University of Central Oklahoma Broncho Classic, which concluded on Tuesday at 6,120-yard, par-70 Lincoln Park Golf Course in Edmond, Okla.

The Golden Suns posted a team score of 307 on Tuesday to better the previous 18-hole school record by seven strokes. Tech shot a then-school record 314 in the second round at the same tournament in 2009.

The Suns’ record-setting Tuesday, combined with the 320 team score they returned in the opening round on Monday, gave them a 36-hole score of 627.

The previous best 36-hole score in Tech women’s golf history was 636, which came at the 2009 UCO Broncho Classic.

Alyssia Duvall (photographed) led the Golden Suns’ final round charge with a 4-over par 74. Her performance matched the lowest round ever by an Arkansas Tech women’s golfer.

Elizabeth Kasey established that school record with a 74 on Oct. 21, 2002, in the second round of the Stone Links Classic in North Little Rock.

Duvall (79-74-153) finished in a tie for 22nd in the individual standings.

All five Golden Suns broke 80 on Tuesday. Ana Morales (T-32nd 80-77-157), Kyla McIsaac (T-40th, 80-78-158), Elizabeth Sweetnam (T-47th, 81-78-159) and Niki Possage (T-60th, 84-79-163) helped Arkansas Tech finish ninth among 17 squads in the team standings.

Tournament host Central Oklahoma (289-293-582) won the event by three strokes over runner-up St. Edward’s (297-288-585).

Wallis Spears of St. Edward’s fired an even-par 70 on Tuesday to finish at 3-over 143 and earn a one-stroke victory over Central Oklahoma’s Emily Leahey (73-71-144) in the individual standings.

The Golden Suns will conclude their fall 2010 schedule on Oct. 11-12 by competing in the University of Arkansas-Monticello Fall Classic at Hurricane Golf and Country Club in Bryant.