BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. – Harding Jr. Alicia Martinez posted the first under-3 round in program history on Wednesday and tied for fourth individually at the Central Region’s 36-hole fall preview, played over the past two days at Adams Pointe Golf club.
Martinez shot 69 in round 2, tying Brittany Marquez’s school record set at the UCO Classic in the 2013-14 season. She finished the tournament at 1-under 143 to tie another Marquez record. Marquez set the mark at the NSU Golf Classic during the 2012-13 season. Martinez collected his first top five in 17 career tournaments.
Martinez’s outstanding round, which included four birdies and just one bogey, helped Harding post a team score of 12 of 300, the third-best round in program history. The Lady Bisons’ two-round score of 601 also tied the school record set at the UCO Classic in 2012-13. Harding placed sixth out of 16 teams in the team standings.
Junior Brenda Sanchez tied for 18th. She shot 5 of 149, one stroke off her career-best 36-hole score.
First-year student Pilar Martinez tied for 24th, moving up three places in the second round. She birdied twice each round and finished at 7 of 151.
Second year Ines Sanchez tied for 44th at 14 out of 158, and freshman Brenley Meche tied for 57th at 18 of 162.
Harding’s next action is Sept. 12-13 at the Northeastern State Women’s Classic in Tulsa, Oklahoma.