Lady Eagles, Arrese Cortadellas finish 2nd in Lions Classic

OC's Anna Arrese Cortadellas (right) receives her second-place award following the Lions Classic on Tuesday.
OC's Anna Arrese Cortadellas (right) receives her second-place award following the Lions Classic on Tuesday.

FORT SMITH, Ark. (March 26, 2013) – Anna Arrese Cortadellas took second place and Catherine Odgers also posted a top-10 finish, leading Oklahoma Christian to a runner-up showing in the Lions Classic, which ended Tuesday at Hardscrabble Country Club.

Arrese Cortadellas, who led after the first round, shot a 7-over-par 77 on the 5,829-yard course to finish at 153 for the tournament, two shots behind the medalist, Kiersten Klekner-Alt of Newman (Kan.). Arrese Cortadellas has finished in the top 10 in each of her 15 collegiate tournaments.

Newman also took the team title. The Jets’ second-day score of 311 gave them an overall score of 627, six shots better than OC, which closed the tournament with a 313. The Lady Eagles finished nine shots ahead of third-place Northeastern State and 11 shots ahead of Dallas Baptist (Texas).

It was the ninth time in the two-year history of OC’s women’s golf program that the Lady Eagles finished second in a tournament.

Odgers fired a 78 on Tuesday, a four-shot improvement over her first-round score, and finished at 160, tied for ninth. Sarah Harper’s second-round 82 left her at 161, in 13th place in the nine-team, 46-woman field.

OC freshman Audrey Meisch had a dramatic improvement Tuesday, shooting a 76, 11 shots better than in the first round. She finished at 163, tied for 15th. Morgan Dockery rounded out the OC quintet, shooting an 87 to close at 170, tied for 26th.