Lady Bisons finish runner-up at GAC Championships

For the second straight day, the Harding women’s golf team posted the second-best team round score with a 19-over 307 and passed Southern Arkansas to post their best finish at the GAC Championships since winning the tournament in 2012-13, placing second with a 72-over 936. Henderson State won the tournament at 22-over 886. 

Harding’s tournament score of 936 is the fourth-lowest team score for a three-round tournament in program history. 

Brenda Sanchez sank three birdies in her 3-over 75 final round to finish the tournament tied for sixth place at 14-over 230. Sanchez finished in the top-10 for the second time this season and posted her best 54-hole tournament score of the season. 

Pilar Martinez jumped eight spots on Tuesday and posted her second top-10 finish of the season after a 3-over 75 on Tuesday to finish at 18-over 234. Alicia Martinez shot an 11-over 83 in Round 3 to finish in 15th at 22-over 238. 

Inez Sanchez shot a 6-over 78 in Round 3 and finished tied for 18th at 25-over 241. Kodie Winnings tied her best round of the tournament with a 7-over 79 to finish tied for 26th at 27-over 243. The Lady Bisons will now wait to see if they qualify for the NCAA Regional in Larchwood, Iowa on May 8-10. The Lady Bisons were ranked eighth in the last NCAA Central Region Rankings.

The top nine teams qualify for the tournament.