Midwestern State used its strength to knock down yet another goal on the way to claiming its first Lone Star Conference championship Tuesday afternoon at the Par-72, 5,834-yard course at the Frisco Lakes Golf Club.
The Mustangs closed out a 16-stroke victory paced by sophomore Sierra Campbell, who earned top individual medalist honors with a 3-over total of 147 firing rounds of 72 and 75.
"This was a great day for the girls," MSU coach Jeff Ray said. "Our depth paid off for us today. (Freshman) Sarah (Moore) was great yesterday, but struggled today. We still had a great score because of our depth."
Senior Brenna Moore recovered from an opening round 79 to fire a 1-over 73 to lead the charge as Campbell finished off MSU's first individual title with a 3-over 75.
"Brenna had great day and it's always good to see a senior play great her last conference tournament. She is a very determined and tough minded young lady," Ray said. "Sierra was great again. From tee to green she was in control. She was also solid from 50 yards and in.
Sophomore Kellie Martin saved her best round of the season for the best possible time matching her classmate with a final-round 75, while sophomore Hayley Dambold contributed MSU's final countable score with a solid 78 (+6).
"Kellie had her best tournament of the year. She has worked hard and stepped up for us when it counted," Ray said. "Hayley was 5 over after 7 but settled down and was able to give us a qualify score."
The Mustangs put away their third team tournament victory of the season in stunning fashion separating from the field by 16 strokes over West Texas A&M (614/+38) while Tarleton State and Angelo State tied for third with a two-round total of 616 (+40).
MSU was powered by three of the top four scores of the day as Brenna Moore carded a 73 while Campbell and Martin notched 75s along with Texas A&M-Commerce's Ali Leasor.
Midwestern freshman Sarah Moore delivered the best score of the tournament with a 3-under 69, but still managed a fifth-place finish despite firing a second-round 82 with a 7-over total of 151.
Brenna Moore and Martin finisehd tied for sixth with a total of 152 (+8) while Dambold was 20th with a total of 157 (+13).
Midwestern State competes in the NCAA Division II West Super Regional on May 4-5 at the Foxtail Golf Club in Rohnert Park, Calif.
Midwestern State senior Derek Oland wrapped his second straight Lone Star Conference individual title in superb fashion Tuesday afternoon at the Par-72, 7, 129-yard course at the Frisco Lakes Golf Club.
The McKinney native carded three consecutive sub-par rounds on his way to a 6-under total of 210 finishing six strokes ahead of Cameron's Zander Winston.
But the Mustangs fell just short of delivering the program's second conference team title succumbing to Cameron in a one-hole playoff after the teams battled to a 2-2 tie in the final round of team medal match play.
"Derek was impressive in winning his second LSC championship," MSU coach Jeff Ray said. "Losing in a playoff for the championship was disappointed, but the guys had a great tournament."
Midwestern boasted a 7-shot advantage had the tournament played out in stroke play. Still, the Mustangs were within a single stroke of claiming the title.
Oland defeated Cameron's Cullen Stahl by two strokes, while sophomore Luke Thomas beat CU's Dylan McClure by one to account for Midwestern's victories.
Cameron got a four-stroke win by Bradley Ferrell over Thomas Smith and a 3-stroke victory by Zander Winston over Will Mullins.
MSU's Jared Baker played Corey Bounds to a draw as both players fired an even-par 72.
Other individual finishes for the Mustangs included a fifth-place finish by Smith (222/+6), eighth place for Thomas (223/+7), 10th place for Baker (224/+8) and 13th for Mullins (226/+10).
Midwestern State competes in the NCAA Division II West Super Regionals on May 4-6 at the Hiddenbrooke Golf Club in Vallejo, Calif.