MSU Golf: Women Win MSU Invitational

Midwestern State claimed its second team title in the 6-year history of the MSU Invitational Tuesday afternoon at the Wichita Falls Country Club.

The Mustangs fired the second-best score of the final round after posting a tournament low round of 302 on Monday to total a 617 (+41) beating West Texas A&M by seven strokes.

It was MSU's first tournament victory of the season and first since winning the Jack Brown Memorial played in Laredo last February.

Sophomore Sierra Campbell and freshman Sarah Moore finished locked in a tie for third place with matching 9-over totals of 153 finishing two strokes behind individual medalist Glory Jangthongsiri (151/+7) and one shot behind Colorado State-Pueblo's Hee-Leina Kim (152/+8).

Senior Brenna Moore logged her fifth Top 10 finish of the season firing rounds of 76 and 78 for a 10-over total of 154, while sophomore Hayley Dambold finished tied for 23rd recording scores of 77 and 85 for an 18-over total of 162.

Sophomore Kellie Martin improved four strokes to deliver a countable score of 80 in the final round to place tied for 31st with a two-round total of 164 (+20).

Junior Kynze Mann (170/+26) and sophomore Madison Smith (180/+36) finished 45th and 63rd competing as individual medallists.

Midwestern State competes in the Arkansas-Fort Smith Invitational next week at the Hardscrabble Country Club.

Oland Leads MSU Men to 2nd in San Antonio

Midwestern State senior Derek Oland fired a final round 68 as the Mustangs placed three golfers in the Top 10 to take second in the Rattler Invitational Tuesday afternoon at the Par-71, 7,007-yard course at The Republic Golf Club.

MSU closed a single stroke behind tournament winner St. Edward's (Texas) which fired rounds of 290, 288 and 288 for a total for a 14-over total of 866.

The Mustangs (291-289-287) finished tied with Incarnate Word (300-278-289) with matching three-round totals of 867.

Oland notched his fourth round in the 60s this season and 19th of his career on the way to a fourth-place showing five strokes behind individual medalist Austin Jordan of Incarnate Word. The McKinney native logged rounds of 70 and 76 in the first two rounds to finish with a 1-over total of 214.

Jordan carded rounds of 72, 65 and 72 then outlasted Missouri Southern's Ryan Buerk (68, 70, 71) in a four-hold tiebreaker to claim the tournament championship.

Oland's performance was one of five solid performances by the Mustangs in the final round of play.

Sophomore Luke Thomas notched his fourth par-or-better score in eight competition rounds this season for MSU to finish tied with Oland for fourth place with scores of 71, 73 and 70 for a total of 214.

Fellow sophomore Thomas Smith delivered his fifth Top 10 finish of the season with rounds of 74, 70 and 74 for a 5-over total of 218, while freshman Will Mullins placed 17th after firing rounds of 78, 70 and 75 for a total of 223 (+10).

Junior Brandon Banks rounded out MSU performers finishing tied for 43rd with scores of 76, 81 and 75 for a 19-over total of 232.

Midwestern State competes in the Barry Buccaneer Invitational March 30-31 at the Normandy Shores Golf Club in Miami Beach, Fla.

Tennis: Men Challenge #1 West Florida, Fall 7-2

No. 15 Midwestern State challenged top-ranked West Florida Tuesday afternoon at Ralph "Skeeter" Carson Tennis Complex before falling 7-2.

The loss snapped snapped MSU's five-match winning streak as the Mustangs fell 8-3 on the season.

Midwestern continues its annual spring break trip Wednesday taking on 20th-ranked Georgia College at 9:30 a.m. in Pensacola.

Junior Kyle Davidson and sophomore Ramon Toyos highlighted the Mustangs' effort against the Argos claiming wins at the Nos. 2 and 3 singles positions, respectively.

Davidson, the No. 32-ranked player in NCAA Division II, battled for a 7-6, 4-6, 12-10 win over No. 30 Kenny Brasil for his fourth consecutive win at No. 2, while Toyos extended his personal winning to six with a 7-5, 7-6 victory over Pablo Borrero at No. 3.

MSU battled UWF closely in many other position as senior Kacper Boborykin fell 4-6, 7-6, 3-10 to Warren Kuhn at No. 1,while freshman Matt Tyer dropped two sets in tiebreakers (7-6, 7-6) to Sebastian Sanchez at No. 6 singles.

The Argos also completed the doubles sweep with a narrow 8-6 win by Alex Peyrot and Brasil over Toyos and Tomas Grejtak at No. 2.

West Florida improved to 10-1 on the season after taking its first loss to No. 2-ranked Hawaii Pacific earlier in the week in La Jolla, Calif.

Tennis: Casey Scores Upset, but Mustangs Fall at #7 UWF

Midwestern State junior Kayla Casey scored a 4-6, 6-4, 12-10 win over No. 4-ranked Monika Kochanova, but it wasn't enough to spur the Mustangs on to victory Tuesday afternoon at the Ralph "Skeeter" Carson Tennis Complex.

The 7th-ranked Argonauts swept doubles play on the way to a 7-2 win to drop MSU to 5-4 on the season.

Midwestern takes on No. 26-ranked Georgia College Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. in Pensacola.

Junior Madeline Schorlemmer claimed the Mustangs' other win in straight sets 6-4, 6-4 over Nina Bubelova at No. 3, while sophomore Courtney Anderson and junior Lindsay Nochowicz battled to close 6-4, 6-4 losses at Nos. 4-6.

Schorlemmer and sophomore Paige Boykin also battled Kat Dikosavljevic and Francesca Fanchin to an 8-6 loss at No. 3 doubles.

West Florida improved to 8-2 on the season.