From Staff reports
The Northeastern State University women’s golf team opened spring tournament play Monday at the Lady Rattler Round-Up hosted by St. Mary’s (Texas) at The Dominion Country Club in San Antonio, Texas. The RiverHawks placed sixth out of 15 teams day one of the tournament.
Northeastern State posted a combined score of 317 day one to finish sixth behind West Texas A&M in fifth with a 314 score. Oklahoma Christian sits at fourth (312), Dallas Baptist in third (311), St. Edwards in second (304) and Tarleton State rounds out the top five in first place (291).
Leading Northeastern State is senior Kelsey Kirkpatrick, who placed in the top 20 and is tied for seventh place with a 4-over par round of 76.
Senior Whitney McAteer and sophomore Alex Koch each paired a 7-over par round of 79 to place 23rd.
Freshman McCandren Lewis shot an 11-over par round of 83 to tie at 47th while freshman Kayla Schroeder tied for 66th with a 15-over par round of 87.
Northeastern State will be back on the course with an 8:30 am start Tuesday.
NSU Hall member dies
NSU Athletics Hall of Famer Charlie Moore has died at the age of 72 due to lingering illness.
Moore played football and basketball at Northeastern State and was an All-American during the 1958 NAIA football National Championship season. He went on to play for the Oakland Raiders.
Moore was inducted into NSU’s Athletics Hall of Fame in 1992. He was coached by legendary NSU football coach and fellow NSU Hall of Famer Harold “Tuffy” Stratton. Jack Dobbins served as his basketball coach.
“We were close friends ever since he graduated,” Dobbins said. “He was an outstanding person, and he had a great personality.”
At the time of his death, he was in charge of a insurance company in Nevada City, Calif.
There will be a memorial service in Moore’s honor inside the indoor practice facility, and the time is tentatively scheduled for 1 p.m. March 16.
NSU baseball slate altered
Northeastern State baseball coach Travis Janssen announced a change to the upcoming schedule.
NSU was originally slated for a doubleheader with Emporia State in Kansas on Wednesday, but due to better weather conditions in Tahlequah, the games will now be played at Rousey Field beginning at noon on Tuesday.
The first game of the doubleheader will be seven innings, and the second game will be nine innings.
Conversely, the home doubleheader scheduled for April 23 against the Hornets has been moved to Emporia.