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Lady Cat Golf Takes Third, Bobcats Fifth in Crossroads Invite

Sep 24, 2019

Cunningham taking a practice swing for her putt on the putting green, with a coach holding the flag behind his back waiting for her to finish
Bianca Cunningham

Carmichael teeing off, with golf course in the background
Heath Carmichael

College of the Ozarks women’s and men’s golf teams participated today in Day Two of the Crossroads of America Invitational in Wentzville, Missouri.


Both teams played the Par 71 Golf Club of Wentzville course, with the men teeing off from the blue tees at 6,344 yards and the women hitting 6,067 yards from the white.


The Lady Bobcats continued to make solid strides in improving their play from week to week.  Today the C of O women closed the tournament in third place out of eight teams, with most of the team members improving their scores over yesterday’s round.  Bianca Cunningham, freshman from Dallas, Texas, once again led the Lady Cats.  Cunningham captured fifth place overall, posting a round of 77 on Tuesday for a two-day total of +13.  Hannah Aherin, a sophomore from Ozark, also improved her score by a stroke, carding a 79 that placed her in a tie for ninth.  Just behind Aherin was junior Kate Voss with a round of 80 today, closing out the tournament in a tie for 15th overall.  Ashley Stanphill shot 89 today, and Katelyn Swope posted a 90. 


The Bobcats, too, are continuing to build their program.  The Cats saw some changes in scoring Tuesday, as senior Ricardo Devoto (Buenos Aires, Argentina) posted the team's lowest round of the day with a 75.  Junior Caleb Davis and sophomore Stuart Jacobs repeated Monday’s rounds of 77 and 78, respectively.  Heath Carmichael and Connor Herzberg, after recording the team's low rounds of 73 on Monday, were unable to fully maintain their edge, putting up scores of 80 and 82.   The Bobcats finished fifth out of ten teamsCarmichael closed out the two-day event as the Bobcat leader and finished in a tie for 20th place overall. Caleb Davis finished 23rd, and Connor Herzberg tied for 25th.


Next up for the Bobcats and Lady Cats will be the rescheduled Cottey College Tri-Match, featuring host Cottey College, Haskell Indian Nations University, and C of O on September 29-30 near Nevada, Mo.