Harding's team shot 360 in the second round, nine strokes better than its first-round score, and finished in 18th place at 729.
"The ladies found ways to improve on yesterday's scores," Howell said. "We have a list of things to focus on in a short week before heading to Oklahoma." The Lady Bisons play Monday and Tuesday at the 18th annual NSU Women's Golf Classic in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.
Shi Qing Ong of Missouri Western was the individual medalist, shooting a 5-over 149 to win by one stroke. Central Oklahoma won the team competition by 14 strokes, finishing at 611.