Arrese Cortadellas back in top 10 as Lady Eagles end spring in Kansas City

Anna Arrese Cortadellas led OC with a seventh-place finish at the Gary Crossley Ford Kansas City Shootout.
Anna Arrese Cortadellas led OC with a seventh-place finish at the Gary Crossley Ford Kansas City Shootout.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (April 8, 2014) – Anna Arrese Cortadellas returned to her usual spot in the top 10, posting a seventh-place finish in a field full of NCAA Division I golfers to lead Oklahoma Christian in the Gary Crossley Ford Kansas City Shootout, which ended Tuesday.

OC came in eighth place in the 15-team field, beating six Division I squads in the process in the rare three-round regular-season women’s tournament, hosted by Missouri-Kansas City at Shoal Creek Golf Club,. The Lady Eagles posted a team score of 324 after recording a 322 and a 319 on Monday.

Arrese Cortadellas shot a final-round 78 on the par-72, 6,124-yard course after opening the tournament with a pair of 77s on Monday. She tied for seventh at 232, nine shots behind the medalist, Sarah Storandt of North Dakota State, and finished ahead of 65 Division I players.

Arrese Cortadellas, a junior from Barcelona, ended her third season with OC having finished in the top 10 in 24 of the 25 tournaments in which she has played for the Lady Eagles.

Sophomore Audrey Meisch also finished in the top 20 individually, tying for 17th in the 87-woman field after shooting a 79 on Tuesday to close at 237. Meisch posted rounds of 76 and 82 a day earlier.

As for OC’s three freshmen, Allison Sell fared the best, shooting rounds of 82, 85 and 83 to finish at 250 and in 55th place. India Matthews tied for 56th at 252, posting rounds of 87, 81 and 84, while Dana Todd tied for 60th at 253, closing with an 87 after rounds of 87 and 79 on Monday.

The field included 12 Division I teams, along with OC, NAIA power Oklahoma City University and one junior-college squad. OC finished ahead of South Dakota, North Dakota, Southern Illinois-Edwardsville, Creighton, Drake and Nebraska-Omaha, all Division I programs.

Wichita State won the team title, finishing with a three-round score of 926.

The tournament was the final event of the spring season for the Lady Eagles.