Junior Emma Svensson earned medalist honors and led the University of Central Arkansas women’s golf team to a record-setting nine-stroke victory Tuesday at the Texas State Invitational at Plum Creek Golf Course at Kyle, Texas.
Svensson, from Halmstad, Sweden, shot rounds of 76-68-67 to finish with a season-low 2-under 211, edging freshman teammate Geraldine Wong for first place. Wong, from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, shot 69-74-69 for a career-best 1-under 212 to finish second by two strokes over Houston Baptist’s Kaity Cummings.
As a team, UCA shot 297-293-282 for an 872, beating UTSA by nine strokes. The teams finished Monday’s suspended second round on Tuesday morning prior to the final round. UCA’s final two rounds were the best scores of the day, with the 282 third round setting a school record for lowest round. The 872 total tied the UCA school record for a three-round tournament.
UCA senior Fernanda Lira shot 75-74-74_223 to finished tied for 18th place. Junior Sally Fridstrom was 30th (79-77-72_228) and freshman Brett Permann tied for 40th place (77-78-76_231).
UTSA finished second (881), followed by Houston Baptist (884), Texas State (892), Georgia Southern (894), Lamar (900), UTEP (901), James Madison (905), Arkansas State (912), North Dakota State (917), ULM and UT Arlington (926), UT Rio Grande Valley (933), Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (938), Stephen F. Austin (942), McNeese State (948) and Little Rock (953).
BATESVILLE – Central Baptist College overcame a three-point deficit at the half Tuesday on the way to a 71-65 victory over Lyon College (12-14, 9-9 AMC) in men's basketball.
Da’Jon Streeter posted a season-high in 27 points, including 13 of 16 free throws.
“They controlled the game for a big stretch of it, but in the end our guys made enough plays to find a way to win," said CBC coach Chris Wright.
The Scots (20-5, 16-4) won the women's game, 76-41 after leading 44-12 at the half.
Kendra Cummings led the way for CBC (11-14, 7-13) with nine points on four-of-five shooting from the floor.
Greenbrier took a 47-35 victory Tuesday over Mountain Home in boys basketball.
The Panthers upped their record to 19-8.
Mountain Home won the girls game, 46-33.
Breliegh Simmons scored 11points for Greenbrier. Arden Naylor added six and Kayla Gilpin five.
UCA men's golf
MOBILE, Ala. —The University of Central Arkansas Bears could not keep up their Monday momentum on Tuesday and finished tied for 10th at the Mobile Sports Authority Intercollegiate played at Magnolia Grove Crossings Golf Course.
The Bears, who were fourth after one round, finished their delayed second round early Tuesday with a 289 and shot a 301 in the final round for a 885 total.
UCA tied with fellow Southland Conference team Nicholls State.
Florida State won the tournament by 16 strokes with an 834, followed by SOuth Alabama (850), Western Kentucky (858), Illinois State (867), Kennessaw State (870), Notre Dame (873), Jacksonville State, Louisiana and Richmond (884), UCA and Nicholls, Louisiana Tech (890), Oral Roberts (891), Samford and Abilene Christian (894) and Southern Miss (902).
For UCA, senior Rodrigo Rivas shot 71-71-73 for a season-low 215 and finished 11th overall.