Mike Kirk, Part-Time Assistant for Media Relations
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Anna Pool fired a one-under-par 71 to earn co-medalist honors and lead Central Oklahoma to a fourth-place finish in the Central Regional Spring Preview on Tuesday.
The Bronchos closed with a 308 at the par-72 Rivercut Golf Club to finish the two-day, 36-hole tournament with a 620 total. Arkansas Tech won the 18-team event at 601, followed by Southwestern Oklahoma (615), Northeastern State (616), UCO and Henderson State (621).
It was the sixth top-four finish in 10 tournaments for the Bronchos this year.
Central had three players break 80 in the final round as Sydney Roberts shot 76 and Marla Souvannasing 77 in addition to Pool’s 71. Makena Mucciaccio and Yuna Sato both shot 84.
“Anna had a great round today and really carried us,” head coach Michael Bond said. “She was on her game and made a lot of big putts. It was a good tournament for us and now we’ve got a couple of weeks to get ready for conference.”
Pool made 10 pars, five birdies, two bogeys and a double bogey in closing with the one-under 71, tying her career best score. The sophomore standout finished with a two-over 146 total in winning her first collegiate title, sharing the crown with two others.
Souvannasing had 14 pars on the day and finished with a tournament-best 27 pars in tying for sixth with a 151 total. Roberts tied for 20th at 157 after her closing 76.
UCO is off next week before going to Kansas City, Mo., April 23-25 for the MIAA Championships.