Oklahoma City University won the NAIA Women's Golf Championships on Friday in Lincoln, Neb., behind a 1-2 finish from Jessica Schiele and Elia Folch. The Stars finished 12 shots ahead of defending champion British Columbia to win their sixth national title and first since a string of five straight over the 2005-2009 seasons.
Schiele finished the 72-hole event at Wilderness Ridge Golf Club at 7-over 295, five shots better than Folch. Schiele is the fourth Oklahoma City player to win the individual title.
Embry-Riddle (Fla.) was third place, followed by Cal State-San Marcos and Lubbock Christian.
BRONCHOS WIN AGAIN
Kaylee Brunson and Kacie Edwards keyed an 11-hit attack that carried Central Oklahoma to a 7-1 romp over Molloy in the second round of the NCAA Division II Softball Championship Finals here Friday afternoon at the Moyer Sports Complex.
Brunson and Edwards had three hits apiece, and both drove in runs during a big five-run, sixth-inning outburst that turned a precarious 2-0 lead into a comfortable 7-0 cushion as UCO coasted into Sunday's winner's bracket finals.
Kalynn Schrock did her part in the circle once again, tossing a complete-game five-hitter while giving up one unearned run in a 99-pitch outing to pick up her seventh straight postseason win.
The Bronchos (49-11) will face an opponent to be determined at 11 a.m. Sunday. A win in that game — or in the “if-necessary” contest that would follow — will put UCO in Monday's 11 a.m. national championship game.
STARS RALLY FOR 8-3 WIN
Magean De La Torre's three-run homer keyed a seven-run rally in the bottom of the sixth inning as Oklahoma City University beat Cal State-San Marcos 8-3 on Friday in the NAIA Championships at South Commons Softball Complex in Columbus, Ga.