By FHSU SPORTS INFORMATION
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Fort Hays State freshman Morgan Brasser tied for fifth among a strong field of 84 golfers at the Central Region Preview, held at Twin Oaks Country Club in Springfield, Mo. The tournament featured six teams ranked among the Top 40 nationally.
Brasser elevated 16 places in the standings during round two of the tournament with a strong 2-over par 74, tying for the second-best round of the day. She filled up her scorecard with 16 pars and bogeyed just two holes. Josie Roberson of Arkansas Tech, who finished behind Brasser by three strokes, had the lowest round on Tuesday with an even-par 72. Brasser finished the tournament at 8-over par overall (78-74), just two strokes back of second-place finisher Nina Lee of Northeastern State. Susana Olivares of Central Oklahoma and Rosie Klausner of Central Missouri tied for third at 7-over par.
Jacqueline Klemm of Arkansas Tech won the tournament by six strokes, shooting even par overall. She shot 5-over par on the second day after shooting 5-under on the first day.
Kira Mestl finished in a tie for 59th after rounds of 86 and 80. Kerrigan Rudolph was 72nd with rounds of 88 and 89. Sydney Boxberger played in her first collegiate tournament and shot 109 and 102, tying for 83rd. With Boxberger added to the Tiger lineup, the Tigers were able to field a team score for the first time this season, posting scores of 361 and 345 to finish 16th.
Arkansas Tech, ranked 31st nationally, won the tournament as a team at 28-over par overall (604). Henderson State, ranked 34th, placed second at 41-over (617). Southwestern Oklahoma State, Central Oklahoma, and Northeastern State, all ranked within the Top 40 nationally, tied for third at 46-over.