MUSKOGEE, Okla. – Fort Hays State women’s golfer Hannah Perkins wrapped up her senior campaign at the 2019 NCAA Division II Central Super Regional Championship (May 6-7) this week. Perkins finished the tournament in a tie or 27th individually. The senior fired identical rounds of 75 in the first two rounds before finishing with an 85 in the final round. Perkins finished the tournament at 22-over par (235) for the week.
When asked what was going through her head during the first nine holes of the tournament after recording a 2-under (34) score, “The entire front nine I just played so relaxed” said Perkins. “I was hitting the ball really well so had lots of confidence in my swing.”
Perkins finished the season with a 78.0 scoring average over the course of 22 rounds played. The Wichita, Kan. native posted her lowest scores in four rounds at Muskogee Country Club in her career in both the first and second round (75) this week.
“After last week’s [MIAA] tournament, I was happy how the day ended up. Obviously, I had a couple bumps in the road on the 12th and 15th holes, but I just tried to keep my head on straight and realize there was a lot of golf to be played and there are still lots of birdie chances at this course,” said Perkins.
Southwestern Oklahoma State took home the team title with an aggregate score of 893. Arkansas Tech claimed a runner-up finish with an 897, while Northeastern State (913) finished third. Peerada Piddon of Arkansas Tech captured the individual title with a 3-over par (216) finish for the week.
“After how I played at conference I was just glad to be here. I didn’t finish the day how I wanted but I’m happy with how my senior season played out,” said Perkins. “I am just sad to see it end.”