Arkansas Tech Women's Golf shoots school-record 617 en route to finishing tied for 10th at UCO Fall Classic

From Arkansas Tech University

The Arkansas Tech Women's Golf made history here Tuesday as it completed play in the UCO Fall Classic hosted by the University of Central Oklahoma by shooting a school-record 36-hole total of 617 en route to finishing tied for 10th out of 21 teams at the Lincoln Park East Golf Course.

It marked the second straight year that Tech set a new 36-hole school scoring record at the UCO Classic as last season, the Golden Suns fired a then school record 627 to finish in ninth place.

In addition to setting a new 36-hole school record, Tech also fired a school record low round of 305 on Tuesday. The 305 is the lowest single round score in school history and bettered the old record of 307 set at last season's UCO Classic.

The Golden Suns opened the two-day event by firing a 312 in Monday's first round, before firing the school-record 18-hole total of 305 in Tuesday's final round. Tech finished tied with Angelo State, who carded rounds of 307 and 310. West Texas A&M (612) finished in eighth place and Incarnate Word (620) finished 12th.

Leading the way for Tech was freshman Rebecka Surtevall (Stockholm, Sweden), who carded a school-record 36-hole total of 149 to finish tied for 14th place. The 149 betters the old lowest 36-hole individual score of 153 set by Elizabeth Kasey in 2002 and by senior Alyssia Duvall (Greenwood, Ark.) at last season's UCO Classic. Surtevall opened with a 77 on Monday, before carding a 72 in Tuesday's final round. The 72 is the second-lowest single round score in school history.

St. Edward's rallied to take home the team title as the Hilltoppers carded a 577 for 36 holes. SEU opened the tournament with a 291 and then shot a 286 in Tuesday's final round to overtake first round leader, Northeastern State, who finished in second place after carding a 579 (282, 297).

Midwestern State's Brenna Moore took home individual medalist honors as she won a one-hole playoff against Northeastern State's Whitney McAteer. Both Moore and McAteer shot two-under par 138s. Moore hit a birdie on the first playoff hole to win earn the individual title.

In addition to Surtevall, junior Elizabeth Sweetnam (London, England) fired a 150 (77, 73) to finish tied for 19th place, while Duvall carded a 36-hole total of 162 (80, 82) to finish tied for 80th place. Freshman Taylor Kline (Springdale, Ark.) fired a 163 (78, 85) to finish tied for 87th place, junior Niki Possage (Dardanelle, Ark.) shot a 164 (86, 78) to finish tied for 91st place and freshman Megan Jeffery (Waldron, Ark.) shot a 161 (80, 81) as an individual to finish tied for 77th place.

Tech will close out the fall portion of its schedule on Oct. 17-18 as they compete at the UAM Fall Classic, which will be held at Hurricane Golf and Country Club in Bryant, Ark.

ARKANSAS TECH 312 305 – 617

T14 Rebecka Surtevall 77 72 – 149

T19 Elizabeth Sweetnam 77 73 – 150

T77 Megan Jeffery* 80 81 – 161

T80 Alyssia Duvall 80 82 – 162

T87 Taylor Kline 78 85 – 163

T91 Niki Possage 86 78 – 164