RiverHawks in first place on Day One of NSU Women’s Classic

From NSU Sports Information

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — The Northeastern State women’s golf team finished in first place on day one of the 14th annual NSU Women’s Golf Classic at Cherry Springs Golf Course in Tahlequah, Okla. on Monday afternoon. NSU has won the tournament the last three years as a team and individually.

The RiverHawks shot a total of 298 to earn first place on their home course. Southwestern Oklahoma State came in second place with a team score of 306. Henderson State sits at third place with a team score of 312 followed by Harding University (315) in fourth place and Arkansas-Fort Smith and Arkansas Tech tied for fifth with a team score of 317.

Leading NSU in play are seniors Whitney McAteer and Kelsey Kirkpatrick who both scored even-par 72.

Freshman McCandren Lewis shot a 3-over par round of 75 to tie for fifth place individually. Sophomore Alex Koch and freshman Kirstern Degutis both shot a 7-over par round of 79 to tie in 21st.

Northeastern State will be back on the course Tuesday for the final round.

Team Results
1.       Northeastern State                         298
2.       Southwestern Oklahoma State        306
3.       Henderson State                            312
4.       Harding University                           315
5.       Arkansas- Fort Smith                      317
6.       Arkansas Tech                               317
7.       East Central University                    319
8.       Oklahoma Baptist                           323
9.       Rogers State                                  336
10.   Nebraska-Kearney                          339
11.   McMurry                                        342
12.   Fort Hays State                              348
13.   Central Missouri                              352

Individual Results
T2. Whitney McAteer      72
T2. Kelsey Kirkpatrick     72
T5. McCandren Lewis      75 (+3)
T21. Alex Koch               79 (+7)
T21. Kirsten Degutis        79 (+7)


Jamie Hall is the Media Relations Coordinator and Senior Woman Administrator at Northeastern State University.

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