The Edmond Sun

May 21, 2013

UCO winds up 10th nationally


Special to The Sun

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Taylor Neidy fired a final-round 75, but Central Oklahoma failed to move up in the team standings at the NCAA Division II Women’s Golf Championships in Daytona Beach, Fla. Saturday.

The Bronchos closed with a 323 — making 11 double bogeys and three triples — and finished 10th in the four-day, 72-hole tournament with a 1,298 total on the 6,228-yard, par-72 Arthur Hills Legends Course at LPGA International.

Lynn ended Nova Southeastern’s four-year reign as national championships, finishing with a 1,187 total to edge the Sharks by three strokes.

Neidy had the low round of the tournament for the Bronchos with her 75, while Erica Bensch had an 80, Aly Seng an 82, Katie Bensch and 86 and Tressa Brumley an 88.

“We didn’t play well all four days and that’s really disappointing,” head coach Michael Bond said. “We just made too many mistakes, put ourselves in too many bad positions and had too many big numbers.

“It’s disappointing, but I don’t want it to take away from the great year we had.  We won the conference and won our first regional title, so we did a lot of great things this year.”

Neidy shot a one-over 37 on the back nine — her opening nine — with six pars, two bogeys and a birdie on the par-3 15th hole. The junior standout shot 38 on her closing nine with five pars, three bogeys and a birdie on the par-4 fifth hole.

Erica Bensch had two double bogeys, a bogey and six pars on each nine in shooting 40-40 for an 80 in her final round with the Bronchos.