Arkansas Tech University’s Bryce Burke and Caroline Fredensborg have both played their way into the national finals of the 2016 NCAA Division II Golf Championships.
Burke (photographed, left), a freshman from Johannesburg, South Africa, fired rounds of 72-75-73 Monday through Wednesday at the men’s NCAA Division II Midwest/Central Regional in Allendale, Mich.
His 54-hole total of 220 was good for a share of third place in the individual standings and an individual berth in the men’s NCAA Division II Championships May 17-21 at Green Valley Ranch Golf Club in Denver, Colo.
Fredensborg (photographed, right), a junior from Roskilde, Denmark, punched her ticket for the national finals by finishing in a tie for third place at the women’s NCAA Division II Central Regional in Axtell, Neb.
She returned scores of 72-74-72 Monday through Wednesday for a 54-hole total of 218. Fredensborg will compete in the women’s NCAA Division II Championships May 18-21 at CommonGround Golf Course in Aurora, Colo.
The Golden Suns narrowly missed qualifying for the national finals as a team. Arkansas Tech finished tied for third in the team standings and lost a playoff against Missouri Western State University for the third and final berth from the regional in the national championships.
Jessica Sachs (T-16th, 74-76-76-226), Anna Frandsen (T-20th, 77-76-74-227), Pia Nunbhakdi (T-33rd, 80-76-75-231) and Avery Struck (T-41st, 80-82-73-235) also represented Arkansas Tech at the women’s regional.
The Wonder Boys finished tied for 13th in the team standings in their regional. Julio Arguelles (T-14th, 75-74-77-226), Austin Smith (T-80th, 76-82-81-239), Jordan Hawkes (T-95th, 78-80-85-243) and Dylan Lovel (T-95th, 79-85-79-243) joined Burke in competing for Arkansas Tech at the men’s regional.