The College of the Ozarks Golf program hosted the C of O Spring Invitational this week, welcoming eight women’s teams and 11 men’s teams to the beautiful Ozarks National championship golf course. As one would expect on the high peaks of the Ozark hills, wind was a factor on both days of the event. The first round proved to be heavily impacted by high winds and the scores were dramatically higher than the teams had hoped for.
In the women’s tournament, the course was a par 71 with a total yardage of 5903. The Lady Bobcat golfers finished with a first-round score of 385 and a second-round score of 376. Their total of 761 was good for fifth place overall. Southwest Minnesota State University finished first, McKendree University took second, Blue Mountain College finished third, and Mount Mercy University finished one spot ahead of the Lady Bobcats in fourth. Evangel University and Southwestern College rounded out the women’s field.
Individually for the Lady Cats, Hannah Aherin finished in twelfth shooting a two-day total of 181. Katelyn Swope finished 23rd, Ashley Stanphill, 29th, and Kate Voss finished 32nd overall.
Follow the link below for detailed scoring of the Women’s Invitational.
On the men’s side of the tournament, the course also played a par 71 and the total yardage was 7036. In an extremely competitive field, the Bobcats finished in eighth place behind Mount Mercy University, Blue Mountain College, University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma, Evangel University, Southwestern College, Central College, and Ottowa University. Hannibal -Lagrange, North Central Missouri, and Hesston College rounded out the men’s field.
Follow the link below for full results of the Men's Invitational.
The Bobcats and Lady Cats will hit the links again March 29-30 at the Southwestern College Spring Classic in Winfield, Kansas.