Ark. Tech wins first Gulf South title
CBU's Martin captures individual honors after closing-round 75
HOT SPRINGS, Ark. -- Arkansas Tech made school history Monday, capturing its first Gulf South Conference Women’s Golf Tournament Championship at the Hot Springs Country Club.
ATU entered Monday one-shot behind first-round leader Harding, but the Golden Suns posted a tournament-low 310 to cruise to its win. Arkansas Tech posted a 36-hole score of 636 (+60), while five-time defending champion West Florida jumped from fourth to second (652, +76). Harding came in at third-place (654, +78), just two shots ahead of West Georgia (656, +80).
Christian Brothers finished in the top five for the first time in school history (669, +93). The rest of the field included sixth-place Henderson State (688, +112), Ouachita Baptist (757, +181) and Arkansas-Monticello (862, +286). Southern Arkansas also participated, but the Lady Muleriders did not qualify for the team standings because of injury withdraw yesterday.
Amanda Martin became first Lady Buc to win the Individual Medalist honor. Martin, a sophomore, followed yesterday’s first-round high score of 77 with a 75 on Monday for a +8, 152 total. UWG’s Sarah Ross (78-78) and ATU’s Kyla McIsaac (80-76) and Ana Morales (81-75) finished in a three-way tie for second (+12, 156), while fifth-place HU’s Soyun Kim rounded out the All-Tournament Team. Kim and Ross each returned to the squad for the second year in a row.
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