The Edmond Sun

October 3, 2012

Broncho golfers finish 5th at Lincoln

Special to The Sun

OKLAHOMA CITY — Central Oklahoma duplicated its first-round score and stayed where it was in the team standings on the final day of the RCB Bank Classic Tuesday at Lincoln Park Golf Course.

The Bronchos shot their second straight 300 at the par-71 East Course to finish the two-day, 36-hole tournament with a 600 total. St. Edward’s won the 17-team tourney at 588, followed by Southwestern Oklahoma (594), Dallas Baptist (597), Newman (599) and UCO.

Aly Seng paced the Bronchos in the final round with a 74, while Taylor Neidy and Erica Bensch both shot 75, Lindsey Bensch 76 and Katie Bensch 80. Tressa Brumley had a 76 playing as an individual.

“We didn’t play bad, but we still threw away too many shots,” UCO coach Michael Bond said.  “Everybody would play well for stretches and then make a couple of mistakes that really cost them.

“This team has a chance to be really good if we can eliminate some of the silly things that hurt us.”

Neidy tied for 10th with a 148 total as the low individual finisher for the Bronchos, while Seng and Lindsey Bensch tied for 17th at 150.

Seng was two-under-par during one eight-hole stretch to key her final-round 74. Neidy played her final eight holes one under to rally for a 75, while Erica Bensch birdied the final hole for her 75.

UCO is off next week before continuing the fall season Oct. 15-16 at the Dallas Baptist Classic.

UCO men 4th at Lindenwood

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Trevor Stafford and Dillon Rust had top-six individual finishes to lead Central Oklahoma to a fourth-place showing in the Lindenwood Invitational here Tuesday.

The Bronchos were second entering the final round after opening with a 303, but closed with a 312 to finish two trips around the rugged par-72 Whitmoor Country Club with a 615 total.  Host Lindenwood won the 14-team tourney at 606, followed by Central Missouri (610), Northeastern State (614) and UCO.

Stafford had a final-round 75 to tie for third in the medalist race with a 148 total, just two shots behind the winner.  Rust had a 76 and was another stroke back in a tie for sixth at 149.

Landon Morgan shot 79 for the Bronchos, while Russ Puser had an 82 and Eric Kline an 83.  Tyler Hargus shot 77 playing as an individual.

UCO will be back in action Oct. 15-16 at the Missouri Western Invitational in St. Joseph, Mo.

Broncho soccer drops in poll

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A weekend tie on the road dropped Central Oklahoma six spots in the NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division II Women’s Soccer Poll Tuesday.

The Bronchos fell from 18th to 24th after battling Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association rival Northwest Missouri to a 1-1 draw Sunday in Maryville, Mo.

UCO, 9-1-1 overall and tied for the league lead with Central Missouri at 4-0-1, is the lone MIAA team in the top 25 poll.

Defending national champion Saint Rose tops the rankings, followed by West Florida, St. Edward’s, West Chester and Minnesota State-Mankato.

The Bronchos continue conference play Friday, hosting Fort Hays State for a 4 p.m. game at Tom Thompson Field.