UCA runner-up at Jan Weaver Invite

The University of Central Arkansas team was the runner-up on April 10 at the Murray State Jan Weaver Invite played at Miller Memorial Golf Course.

Tania Nunez

UCA, the leader by a stroke after the first two rounds on April 9, lost to host Murray State by two strokes in its final regular-season tournament before the Southland Conference championship. UCA finished at 305-293-302_900 compared to 305-294-299_898 for the Racers. UCA sophomores Tania Nunez and Elin Kumlin tied for seventh place at 224. Nunez shot rounds of 76-73-75 while Kumlin shot 76-72-76.

UCA freshman Pim-Orn Thitisup finished in solo 11th place with rounds of 75-75-76_226. Freshman CamilaMoreno shot 78-73-78_229 and tied for 18th place, while sophomore Karley Wittington tied for 41st (82-79-75_236). UCA sophomore Pear Rittawee, playing as an individual, tied for 35th (74-80-80_234) while freshman Tanka Csaszar tied for 52nd (86-76-78_240).

Nunez overcame a double bogey on No. 12 to birdie two of her last four holes, including No. 18, to finish with a 75. Kumlin had two birdies on the day, at No. 3 and No. 15.  

Bradley’s Taylor Ledwein had three rounds under 75, including an opening 69, to win medalist honors at 216.  Murray State won the team title on the strength of a pair of fourth-place ties by Payton Carter and Sarah Forsythe (223).

Next up for UCA is the Southland Conference Championship April 20-22 at Mystic Creek Golf Club in El Dorado.