Two Tech Golfers Qualify for Nationals

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.