LAKE ELMO, Minn. -- Central Oklahoma and Taylor Neidy polished off a pair of dominating performances at the NCAA Division II Super Regional 3 tournament on Tuesday.
The Bronchos rolled to a 29-stroke victory in claiming their second consecutive regional crown and punching their ticket to the national tournament, while Neidy overwhelmed the field with an uncanny 13-shot win in the individual race.UCO closed with a 301 under windy conditions and finished the three-day, 54-hole tourney with a 903 total at the par-72 Tartan Park Golf Club. Southwestern Oklahoma was a distant second at 932 and Arkansas Tech was third at 935 as those three teams advanced to the national tournament, set for May 14-17 in Conover, N.C.
Neidy capped an impressive tournament with a two-under-par 70 and ended with a two-under 214 total in cruising to medalist honors. The Bronchos also got a 76 from June Tigert, while Bethany Darrough shot 77, Katie Bensch 78 and Aly Seng 85.
"The course played tough with the way the wind was blowing, but we played solid all day and finished it off the right way," said head coach Michael Bond, whose team has won six of 11 tournaments this year. "Taylor was unbelievable all three days and especially the way she finished it off.
"We're excited about winning the regional and are looking forward to seeing what we can do at the national tournament."
Neidy, who opened the tournament with back-to-back even-par 72s, had three birdies on the front nine in making the turn at 2-under 34. The Clinton senior got it to 3-under with a birdie on the par-4 10th hole and made one more birdie against two bogeys the rest of the way in coming in with an even-par 36.
Tigert had a birdie and two bogeys in a front-nine 37 before finishing with a 39 for the 76 that left here tied for fourth in the individual standings at 230.