UCA Women’s Golf – Nunez leads Bears on final day of Lady Red Wolves Classic

JONESBORO, Ark. – Tania Nunez tied for sixth with a score of 216 (E) as she led the Central Arkansas women’s golf team at the Lady Red Wolves Classic on Tuesday. The Bears finished with a combined effort of 884 (+20).

The Sage Meadows Golf Club proved to be a difficult course as no teams finished under par. 

Nunez recorded a birdie on the par-5 first and finished the round with a mark of 72 (E). She posted a three-round total of 216 (E). For the two days, she tallied eight birdies. She moved up one spot on the final day into a tie for sixth. This was the highest she’s finished in a collegiate tournament.

Camila Moreno finished the tournament tied for 17th with a total of 221 (+5). She produced a final-round tally of 74 (+2) with three birdies. She collected a team-high nine birdies across the three rounds. 

Elin Kumlin rocketed up 13 spots on the leaderboard into a tie for 22nd after her final-round score of 72 (E). In the final round, she notched three birdies and finished the tournament with five. Her final tournament score was a 223 (+7).

With a final-round score of 78 (+6), Pear Rittawee tied for 26th with a three-round total of 225 (+9). She picked up six birdies over the three rounds. 

Pim-Orn Thitisup secured a birdie on the par-5 first and posted a final-round score of 78 (+6). Her three-round mark of 229 (+13) put her in a tie for 45th.

From the Coach – Head Coach Natasha Vincent

“First off, super proud of Tania! This is her best collegiate finish. She left a lot of shots out on the course, so it’s exciting to know she has more in the tank. It’s always a good thing to finish above teams that are ranked ahead of you. The whole team left a lot of shots out there and we still had a solid team result. It was a big confidence booster for everyone. It was exciting to see Pear record a 73 and 74 in the first two rounds, as she made her collegiate debut. We are excited to see what we will do in the next tournament.”

Team Standings

1. South Alabama – 866 (+2)

2. Arkansas State – 880 (+16)

3. Troy – 881 (+17)

4. UCA – 884 (+20)

5. Western Kentucky – 886 (+22)

T6. Chattanooga – 887 (+23)

T6. Middle Tennessee – 887 (+23)

8. Southern Illinois – 895 (+31)

9. Houston Baptist – 901 (+37)

10. Missouri State – 904 (+40)

11. BYU – 906 (+42)

12. Southern Mississippi – 913 (+49)

13. UAB – 915 (+51)

14. Little Rock – 933 (+69)

15. Stephen F. Austin – 943 (+79)