SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Freshman Luis Obiols earned medalist honors and led the University of Central Arkansas men’s golf team to a first-place finish Tuesday at the Missouri State Twin Oaks Intercollegiate at Twin Oaks Country Club.

Obiols shot rounds of 69-71-75 for a 2-over 215, beating Missouri State’s Joey Johnson and Valparaiso’s Peter Webb by two strokes. UCA shot rounds of 291-295-288 for an 874, the lowest tournament score of the season for the Bears and seven strokes better than host MSU.

Junior Ryan Shuttleworth shot 75-74-68-217 and tied for fourth overall on a windy final day. Freshman Louis Tomlinson shot 75-76-68-219 and tied for seventh. Sophomore Rodrigo Rivas tied for 12th (72-74-77-223), while freshman Alvaro Carol tied for 38th (77-77-77-231).

After UCA and MSU were Valparaiso (892), SIU-Edwardsville (898), Western Illinois (899), Northern Iowa (900), Creighton (902), Green Bay (910), Loyola-Chicago (915), South Dakota (919) and Eastern Illinois (957).


MAUMELLE— Central Baptist College men’s golfers won a sudden-death playoff Tuesday to take the championship of the Central Baptist College Invitational at the Country Club of Arkansas.

CBC had a three-stroke lead over St. Gregory after the first round. The Cavaliers closed the gap and forced the playoff on the final round.

The 343-yard, par-4 was the setting for the playoff which was decided by the four best scores among five golfers from each team. Preston Harmon, Luke Cornett, Joel Futrell all made par for the Mustangs. Austin Harmon and Cameron Reesor fired birdies for the win. CBC finished at 2-over while St, Gregory was 3-over.

Cornett finished fifth individually.


Sophomore midfielder Reilly Frazier scored with 4:02 left to give the Hendrix College women’s lacrosse team a 12-11 victory of the State University of New York at New Paltz at Warrior Field Tuesday afternoon.

The visiting Hawks (2-4) jumped out to a 3-1 lead over the first 13 minutes of the game, but the Warriors (5-4) tied it with a pair of Bridget Umble goals.

With the score tied at 11, Hendrix junior defender Gabryele Pochron caused a turnover and 28 seconds later Meghan Ayers assisted Frazier’s game-winning goal.

In the third year of the program, Hendrix has set a record for wins in a season with five.


ITTA BENA, Miss. — The University of Central Arkansas softball team began its spring break trip Tuesday with a 7-0 victory over Mississippi Valley State.

Lindsay Elliott had a two-run home run for UCA.

Shivaun Landeros pitched the shutout for the Bears (19-10), who played Mississippi State at Starkville on Wednesday.