Barton women’s golf wins fourth straight; Kim breaks Teeratrakul’s streak for individual title

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The Barton Community College women’s golf team won its fourth straight tournament to complete their fall season by running away with title at the South Central Kansas Fall Invitational held at the Winfield Country Club.  The Lady Cougars led by thirty-seven strokes after day one then extended their lead out to fifty-four strokes on Tuesday to finish with a 689.  Host Southwestern College made a charge with the day’s second best round to finish behind the Lady Cougars with a 743.

Freshman Hye Rin Kim fired an opening round four-over-par 76 to jump out to a four stroke lead over teammate Natthakan Teeratrakul.   Kim held off Teeratrakul in the final round as the pair finished with identical 81 scores to claim the top two spots.  The win by Kim was the first of her collegiate career and snapped Teeratrakul’s four straight tournament titles dating back to last season.

For the second straight meet Abbie Thelen posted her best score on the second day of competition following a 92 with a six stroke improvement 86 to finish in a tie for the seventh spot.  Madison Krull strung together rounds of 95 and 98 to finish in 12th while Madison Walden finished 15th with her 97 and 101 rounds.

With the conclusion of the fall season, Barton will not be on the competitive links until next spring.

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