Tahlequah Daily Press

March 25, 2014

Tiger golfers tie for 2nd

Local briefs

From Staff reports

— BROKEN ARROW — Hunter Pennington posted a 77 on a cooler-than-expected day and finished third overall at the Coweta Invitational at the Golf Club of Oklahoma on Monday. Pennington and the Tigers logged a 330, which was good enough for a tie in second place with Bishop Kelley.

Bixby won the team crown with a 325.

Tahlequah’s Jake Johnson and Blake Berry tied with 81s with Johnson finishing seventh and Berry coming in eighth.

Brandt Emerson carded a 91 for the Tigers, and Kyler Arnall had a 99.

Tahlequah’s next tournament will be April 1 at Heritage Hills in Claremore.

Cougars win one, lose one on the diamond

PARK HILL — Keys’ baseball team, ranked 18th in Class 3A, posted a 4-0 win over Roland and a 10-3 loss to Oktaha on Monday at Cougar Field.

The Cougars are now 6-3 and will play at the Westville tournament later in the week.

Hulbert softball wins big

GORE — Hulbert scored in every inning but one as the Lady Riders posted a 17-4 run-rule victory over Gore on Monday.

Tina Buford and Ashlyn Riley both scored four times for Hulbert, and both also recorded four hits. Shania Botts drove in four runs for Hulbert, and Paige Taylor and Krista Bowlin each plated three runs.

Hulbert scored five runs in both the first and second innings. The Lady Riders followed that up with four runs in the third and three in the fourth.

Chin leads NSU at shortened tournament

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — The No. 22-ranked Northeastern State women’s golf team finished fourth at the Holiday Inn/MWSU Invitational, which was held Sunday at the par-72, 5,855-yard St. Joseph Country Club.

The tournament was halted after one round due to snowy conditions that covered the course overnight. There were four teams that did not complete their rounds Sunday and wrapped up play Monday morning before the final round was officially cancelled.

NSU junior Arizona Chin posted a 7-over-par 79 to tie for fourth, which marked her fourth-career top-10 finish and her second-career top-5 finish. She tied with Taylor Neidy of Central Oklahoma and Caroline Fredensborg of Arkansas Tech.

Rebecka Surtevall and Megan Jeffery of Arkansas Tech tied for top individual honors at 3-over 75, and Central Missouri’s Kelly Walker placed third at 5-over 77.

Freshman Baylee Price tied for 24th at 13-over 85, freshman Sofia Castiello posted a T-29 at 14-over 86, and junior Brooke Allison landed in a tie for 31st at 15-over 87. Sophomore Kayla Schroeder finished at T-60 after shooting a 95.

No. 19-ranked Arkansas Tech won the tournament at 23-over 311, and No. 8 Central Oklahoma was second at 34-over 322. Henderson State finished third at 44-over 332, and NSU was fourth at 49-over 337.

Northeastern State is now scheduled to compete in the West Florida Invitational Monday and April 1 at the Pensacola Country Club in Pensacola Beach, Fla.