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Golden Suns dominate GAC Championship with win

The Golden Suns nearly swept the Great American Conference Championships Sunday through Tuesday at the Hot Springs Country Club, earning four top-five finishes and the overall win.

Tech outshot its conference competition by 50 strokes, finishing at 892 for a first-place team win. Henderson State claimed second place in the eight-team field with a combined 942.

Rebecka Surtevall, Megan Jeffery, Caroline Fredensborg and Taylor Kline all carded top-five finishes in the 46-player field. Surtevall cut seven strokes off her round one and round two scores to earn second place, shooting 69 on the final round for a combined 221. Jeffery finished one stroke back at 222 for third place, and Fredensborg finished three strokes back at 224 for fourth place. Kline tied for fifth place with a 225 total. Jessica Sachs tied for 17th place with a 243.

Harding’s Brittany Marquez earned medalist honors with a 216.

Twice during the tournament, the Golden Suns set a new GAC Championship 18-hole scoring record, carding a 6-over 294. Surtevall, Jeffery, Fredensborg and Kline were honored on the All-Tournament Team.

The Golden Suns finished the spring regular-season with a fourth-place finish at the St. Edward’s Spring Invite, fourth-place finish at the Diffee Ford Lincoln Invitational, 10th-place finish at the Barry Invitational and first-place finish at the Holiday Inn Express Central Region Invitational.

The NCAA will release the NCAA Division II Central Super Regional field at 2 p.m. on Monday.

The Central Super Regional will be played at Hillcrest Country Club in Bartlesville, Okla., on May 4-6.