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April 22, 2014

NSU men, women in second at MIAAs

Northeastern State stands in second place in both MIAA golf championships after Tuesday’s second rounds at the Alvamar Country Club in Lawrence, Kan.

Central Missouri pushed its lead to 23 strokes on the men’s side. The Mules shot 288 for a 571 total. NSU dipped to a 303 after a first-round 291, allowing Washburn to make up a three-shot difference. Both are at 18-over. Lincoln is a stroke back of them at 595 and Lindenwood is fifth at 597.

UCM’s Cy Moritz (68-71—139) is at 5-under and has a two-shot advantage over teammate Robby Hughey (72-69—141). Teammate Travis Mays and Southwest Baptist’s Clayton Moles shot 72s on Tuesday and are four back at 143. NSU’s Josh Stimple is tied for eighth after a 74 put him at 3-over 147 for the tournament. Back in a group knotted in 12th is Tate Williamson of NSU, who shot 76 for a two-day total of 149.

Central Oklahoma (320-321—641) has a 12-shot advantage over the RiverHawks on the women’s side. Like UCO, NSU dropped a shot but remains comfortably up on third-place Northwest Missouri (697).  The two schools are also staging an exclusive battle for the individual honors with no other school having a representative in the top seven scores.

Taylor Neidy of UCO shot 78 and lost a stroke to Baylee Price of NSU (77), who now trails by two shots. Sofia Casteillo shot a 78 and is fourth at 158, four shots off the lead. There’s a little more distance back to 5-7 with Arizona Chin of NSU leading that group with an 85 putting her at 165.

The third and final rounds are today with a shotgun start at 8:45 a.m.

C-USA

Tulsa’s Antonia Von Wnuck carded a one-under par 71 in second-round action of the Conference USA Women’s Golf Championships. The Golden Hurricane jumped three spots into eighth place on Tuesday. Tulsa shot a team total of 299 for a 36-hole total of 613 at the par-72 The Peninsula Golf & Racquet Club. Tulane leads with a 4-under par 572.

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