Women's Golf: SWOSU climbs from 4th to 1st to win Central Regional Championship


MUSKOGEE, Okla. – For the first time in program history, SWOSU Women's Golf won the NCAA Division II Central Regional Championship by climbing three spots on the leaderboard over the course of two rounds on Tuesday at Muskogee Golf Club.

SWOSU entered the day in fourth place, but quickly started ascending up the leaderboard in the second round. All four scores counted in the second round were 74 or better for a team total of 291 strokes, which allowed the Lady Dawgs to move into second place and within striking distance of the lead heading into the final round. SWOSU kept the low scores coming in the final round, carding scores of 73, 73, 75 and 76 to overcome Arkansas Tech and win the tournament by four shots.

Gloria Choi led the Lady Bulldogs with a second-place finish at five-over par for the weekend while Elin Wahlin (sixth) and Chloe Thackeray (seventh) also placed in the top 10. Jenna Eidem tied for 23rd place with two rounds in the 70's and Veronika de Bochdanovits had two rounds in the 80's but rebounded with a 73 in the final round which helped SWOSU complete their comeback on Tuesday.

With the win, SWOSU advances to the NCAA Division II National Championships for the second time in program history and first since they finished as the regional runners-up in 2014. The Lady Bulldogs will now represent the Central Region at the National Championships, which will take place on May 14-18 in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Final Results

2019 Central Regional Championships, May 6-7

Muskogee, Okla. (Muskogee Golf Club)

Pos _____ Team _____________________Rd 1____Rd 2_____Rd 3_____To Par_____Total

1 _______ SWOSU____________________305_____291_____297______+41________893

T2_______Gloria Choi________________73______72_______73_______+5_________218

6________Elin Wahlin_________________75______73______75_______+10________223

7________Chloe Thackeray___________78_______72______76_______+13________226

T23______Jenna Eidem_______________79_______74______81_______+21________234

T37______Veronika de Bochdanovits__83_______82______73_______+25________238


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