The Edmond Sun

May 17, 2013

Bronchos fighting short-game woes

UCO 10th in NCAA Division II Women's Golf Championship


Special to The Sun

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Short-game troubles proved costly to Central Oklahoma on the second day of the NCAA Division II Women’s Golf Championships in Daytona Beach, Fla. Thursday as the Bronchos dropped a spot in the team standings.

UCO shot a 320 to finish two trips around the tough 6,228-yard, par-72 Arthur Hills Legends Course at LPGA International with a 646 total, leaving the Bronchos 10th in the 12-team field with two rounds remaining.

Four-time defending national champion Nova Southeastern has a 586 total and leads Lynn by three shots.

“Our ball striking was better today and we kept the ball in play, but our short game was horrific,” head coach Michael Bond said. “We threw away a lot of shots on and around the greens, which should be a strength of ours.

“We’re better than what we’ve showed to this point and hopefully we play like we’re capable of the last two days.”

Aly Seng was the lone Broncho to break 80 in the second round, finishing with a 79. Erica and Katie Bensch both shot 80, while Taylor Neidy had an 81 and Tressa Brumley an 85.

Seng had steady nines of 39-40, while Erica Bensch made the turn at 38 before making two double bogeys en route to a back-nine 42.