Surtevall Shines on Final Day of Regional

Arkansas Tech freshman Rebecka Surtevall saved her best round at the 2012 NCAA Division II Super Region 4 Women’s Golf Championship for last.

Surtevall fired a final-round 74 on Tuesday to move into the top 20 of the final standings in the three-day tournament at the par-72 Wigwam Resort Red Course in Litchfield Park, Ariz.

The Stockholm, Sweden, product posted rounds of 76-78-74 for a 54-hole total of 228 and a share of 16th place.

The key to Surtevall’s final round was improved play on the front nine. She had gone out in 40 strokes in each of the first two rounds, but one birdie, two bogeys and six pars allowed her to shoot 1-over par 37 on the front nine Tuesday.

Her back nine was a bit of a roller coaster with birdies and the 13th and 16th holes and bogeys at the 12th, 14th and 15th holes.

She settled in to close out the tournament with back-to-back pars for a back nine score of 37 and a round of 74.

Sonoma State’s Spencer Heller and Tarleton State’s Katy Ward shared first place in the individual standings with matching 54-hole totals of 1-over 217.

Surtevall was the first Arkansas Tech women’s golf team member to ever qualify for NCAA postseason play. She finished her first season at Tech with a scoring average of 77.5, which is the best-ever by a Golden Sun during a single season.

The Arkansas Tech women’s golf team is coached by Amy White.

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