Story by Kelly Diesel, Contributing Writer
The Murray State women’s golf team won their fourth straight tournament for the first time in school history en route to claiming their 10th OVC Championship.
From April 17-19, the Racers competed with nine other teams in the OVC Championship tournament held at the Hampton Cove Golf Course in Owens Crossroads, Alabama.
The Murray State Women's Golf team are your 2017 OVC Champions!! ???
— Murray State WGolf (@RacersWGolf) April 19, 2017
Murray State finished the tournament 10 strokes ahead of Eastern Kentucky who took home second place.
Jacksonville State finished in third place with Austin Peay and Belmont splitting a two-way tie for fourth to round out the top five.
The Racers finished the first round with a score of 286 which tied with EIU. After their second round score of 290, Murray State found themselves ahead by three strokes for first place.
After their third round of another 290 score, and an overall final score of 866, the Racers were named OVC champions.
EIU finished with an overall score of 876, JSU with a 888 and both APSU and Belmont with a 920.
Murray State junior from Tranås, Sweden, Moa Folke, finished in first place in the tournament with rounds of 73-66-69—208. Folke finished three strokes ahead of EIU sophomore from Somerset, Kentucky, Elsa Moberly. Moberly finished in second place with rounds of 68-70-73—211.
Murray State sophomore from Vejle, Denmark, Linnette Holmslykke, finished in fourth place to give the Racers two top-five finishes. Holmslykke shot rounds of 68-75-71—214 and finished five shots above EIU’s senior from Stockholm, Sweden, Sofie Levin.
With this win the Racers have now won six tournaments in a single season, setting a new record for the women’s golf program.