From Harding University
Harding sophomore Brittany Marquez fired her second straight round of par or better and won the Northeastern State University Golf Classic on Tuesday at Cherry Springs Golf Course.
After shooting the first under par round in the history of Harding women's golf Monday, Marquez continued to par hole after hole and shot an ever par 72 on Tuesday to win the even by four strokes over Northeastern State's McCandren Lewis. It was the second career victory for Marquez, who also won the 2012 Mulerider Classic in Texarkana, Texas.
As a team, Harding placed third among 13 teams with a two-round score of 624, tied for the fourth-best score in program history. Northeastern State won the event with a 605.
Marquez, a native of Cascade, Trinidad and Tobago, led all golfers with 27 pars in the 36-hole event. She also had five birdies and only four bogies to finish with a school-record 143. The previous record was 147 by current Lady Bison Emily Plyler at the Bison Fall Golf Classic in 2011.
Marquez played the par 3s at 1-over and the par 5s at even par but was the only player in the tournament to shoot under par on the par 4s. He was 2-under on par 4s, three strokes better than any other player in the tournament.
Harding senior Becca Godman also played the best golf of her Lady Bison career. Godman shot 77-78—155 to tie for eighth and sliced two strokes off her previous career-best two-round total of 157.
Senior So-Yun Kim of Harding tied for 15th at 158, and Plyler tied for 42nd at 168.