Chiara Sturaro did not let the windy conditions disrupt her play on the course Monday as she executed her iron shots and putts to perfection to claim first place in the individual standings of the NCAA DII Central Region Preview.
Sturaro helped lead the UAM women’s golf team to a fifth-place team finish as the Blossoms put together a terrific round on Monday, the final day of the tournament.
Sturaro fired a final-round 72 to put the sophomore in a playoff hole against Arkansas Tech University’s Jacqueline Klemm for the top spot in the individual standings of NCAA DII Central Region Preview. Sturaro kept her composure in the playoff hole and came out victorious to claim the top spot at the Hot Springs Country Club Monday afternoon.
Worawalan Siwaiyapram and Gabriela Maldonado continued their consistent play as each golfer fired a final-round 76 to finish in a tie for 18th.
Shehna Akbary finished three strokes better than her first 18 holes at the Hot Springs Country Club to record a 157 two-day total, while Kensley Miller turned her scorecard in with a final-round 83.
University of Central Missouri won the NCAA DII Central Region Preview with a 593 (+17) two-day team score, while Arkansas Tech University, Northeastern State University, University of Central Oklahoma, and the University of Arkansas at Monticello rounded out the top five of the leaderboard, respectively.
The Blossoms look to continue their strong play on the links at the Ranger Fall Invite on Oct. 18-19. The two-day competition will be held in Alva, Oklahoma.