Sophomore Malin Senneryd earned medalist honors on Tuesday, leading the University of Central Arkansas women’s golf team to the title at the ASU Lady Red Wolf Classic.
Senneryd, from Linkoping, Sweden, shot a 3-under 213 (72-69-72) to carry UCA to an easy 16-stroke victory at Sage Meadows Golf Club near Jonesboro. Senior Julia Roth finished a close second, shooting 72-69-73 for a 2-under 214. UCA placed four players in the Top 10.
Freshman Sarah Brown finished fourth with rounds of 74-69-76-219, while junior Carly Dear was ninth at 74-76-76-226. Freshman Jamie Jaruvangsanti shot 81-79-77-237 and tied for 22nd. Freshman Frida Svensson, playing as an individual, shot 77-79-82-238 and tied for 24th place.
UCA had a three-round total of 8-under 872, followed by host Arkansas State (888), McLennan CC (921), Stephen F. Austin (926), Western Kentucky (929), Southwestern Oklahoma (942), Jackson State (994) and New Orleans (1,033).
NORTH LITTLE ROCK — Conway’s Karthik Garimella won his opening match 6-4, 6-4, over Van Buren’s Braden Montgomery before falling in the quarterfinal 6-1, 6-4 to Bentonville’s Dylan Deluca in the state Class 7A tennis tournament at the Burns Park Tennis Center.
The doubles team of senior Robbie Powell and junior Kristian Lenser lost, 6-4, 7-5, to a team from Bentonville.
In girls play sophomore Kortni Gifford lost to Maddie Beck of Fayettevill, 6-4, 6-4. The doubles team of freshmen Paten Denton and Andrea Moore also lost their match to a Springdale team, 6-3, 6-1.
We are blessed to have great kids both on and off the court," Conway coach Jeff Gifford said of the boys’ efforts. They competed very well today, and came up just short. Our seniors (Garimella and Powell) were my first group of kids four years ago. It was awesome to see them compete hard every match. They have been gentlemen and competitors. I give them the credit for most of the success we’ve had on the boys’ side here the last four years. They leave big shoes to fill."
About the girls’ squad, Gifford said, "Last season we graduated 10 senior girls, so the expectations for this season were to just get some experience. We certainly exceeded expectations. We are very young but we make up for that with effort. Paten, Andrea and Kortni are very fun to watch. They progressed so fast from the beginning of the season to the end, and it was great to see how they got more confident with each match. They will be a competitive and fun group for the years to come."
Greenbrier’s volleyball team split matches last week with Clarksville and Shiloh Christian.
The Panthers won the varsity match, 25-14, 25-13, 25-12.
Makenzi Burrow waqs 16 of 17 on serves with five aces, three kills and nine digs. Marrissa Hollenbaugh added three kills two blocks, 16 of 18 on serves and two aces.
Other strong efforts were by Savannah Baker, Mackenzie Batterton, Payton Starkey and Mackenzie Neumeier.
Greenbrier won the JV game, 25-9, 25-7. Outstanding play was by Heather Wilcox, Cameron Roberts, Sarah Langston, Hayley Heacox, Baker and Haley Hilliard.
Shiloh defeated the Lady Panthers, 25-11, 25-15, 25-17.
Hallenbaugh led Greenbrier with five kills, 16 digs and nine of nine on serves. Other strong efforts were by Baker, Batterson, Burrow, Starkey, Neumeier and Marlo Stacey.
The Lady Saints won the JV game, 25-21, 26-24, with strong efforts by Greenbrier from Katie Jones, Sarah Langston, Heacox, Miller and Baker.
SAN ANTONIO — The University of Central Arkansas men’s golf team placed two players in the top 15 Tuesday and finished fourth overall at the 16-team UTSA/Lone Star Invitational at Hill Country Resort Golf Club.
Sophomore Pep Angles shot 69-73-74-216 and finished tied for sixth place, while senior Austen Moix of Coway tied for 14th with rounds of 75-72-72-219. Sophomore David Morago (74-73-78-225) and freshman James Newton (75-74-76-225) tied for 33rd place. Junior Richard Farmer was 72nd (82-82-79-243).
Houston had three golfers in the 60s in the final round to win the tournament with an 866 score. North Texas (870) was second, followed by Denver (881), UCA (885), Arizona (886), Texas State (888), UTSA (889), Stephen F. Austin (904), Sacramento State (905), Rice (905), Southern Miss (907), Utah Valley (910), Houston Baptist (913), Illinois State (915) and New Mexico State (no score).