Oral Roberts runs away with title, SDSU finishes in fifth

Zach Perry

Zach Perry

The SDSU women’s golf team took fifth at the Summit League Championships in Rochester, Mich. April 20-21. The rain-shortened event took place at the 5,899-yard, par-72 Katke-Cousins Golf Course.

The Jackrabbits carded a 36-hole total of 671 (341-330) but finished well behind the winners from Oral Roberts University who shot a 619 (305-314). The lopsided victory was the 12th in a row in the Summit League Championships for the women from ORU.

SDSU was led by Whitney Schrader who finished tied for 20th at 166 (82-84).

Brittany Hanten (88-80) and Sydney Sturdevant (82-86) each carded a 168 and finished tied for 23rd. Amanda Rosol ended the tournament tied for 28th at 172 (90-82) while Rebecca Swords rounded out the scoring for the Jacks with a 174 (87-87).

The individual winner was Christy Carter of Oral Roberts, who successfully defended her championship with a 148 (72-76). Amber Hensley of ORU finished just three strokes behind at 151 (77-74) to take second place.

Kelsey Kipp of UMKC finished in third with a two-round score of 159 (77-82).

There was a four-way tie for fourth at 160 between Kylie Bollenbach (80-80) of Oral Roberts, Liz Ecker (79-81) of Oakland (Mich.), Crystal Reeves (76-84) of Oral Roberts and Chelsey Wongjirad (80-80) of North Dakota State.

With four golfers finishing in the top-7, Oral Roberts ran away with the title. UMKC finished in second place at 657 (331-326) – a full 38 strokes behind ORU.

Oakland carded a 661 (328-333) to take third place while the Westerwinds of Western Illinois grabbed fourth with a 666 (336-330).

The Jackrabbit women finish their season May 2-3 at the Dakota Cup in Morton, Minn.