Suns Finish T-3rd at Tahlequah

Rebecka Surtevall posted a pair of sub-80 rounds and Niki Possage made Arkansas Tech women’s golf history as the Golden Suns shared third place among 14 teams at the Northeastern State University Invitational in Tahlequah, Okla., on Monday and Tuesday.

Surtevall returned scores of 77 and 75 for a 152 total over 36 holes at par-72 Cherry Springs Golf Course. A freshman from Stockholm, Sweden, Surtevall finished seventh in the individual standings.

Possage shot 88 during Monday’s opening round, but she stormed back on Tuesday with a 1-under par 71. It is the lowest competitive round ever recorded by an Arkansas Tech women’s golf team member.

The previous record was the 74 shot by Liz Kasey at the 2002 Stone Links Classic.

Possage finished 17th with a 36-hole total of 159.

Arkansas Tech completed the tournament with a team score of 641. The Suns shot 326 on Monday and improved to 315 on Tuesday.

Tournament host Northeastern State (302-295-597) won the team title by 11 strokes over runner-up Midwestern State University. Northeastern State’s Kelsey Kirkpatrick won the individual championship with a 36-hole total of even-par 144.

Alyssia Duvall (T-35th, 82-83-165), Elizabeth Sweetnam (T-35th, 79-86-165) and Megan Jeffery (65th, 95-86-181) also contributed to the Golden Suns’ team score.

Arkansas Tech’s Taylor Kline (T-46th, 85-85-170) competed as an individual.

The Golden Suns will head west again Oct. 3-4 for the University of Central Oklahoma Broncho Classic at Lincoln Park Golf Club in Oklahoma City.

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