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Women's Golf Takes Seventh Of 20 At Nationals
Posted: Friday, May 11, 2007
HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS, FL - The UW-Eau Claire women's golf team ended up in seventh place with 1,343 strokes at the NCAA Division III National Championships at Mission Inn Golf and Tennis Resort.
Methodist University (NC) went wire-to-wire during the four days and won handedly with 1,215 strokes. They were +8 for the championships. Its 300 score today was the best round of the championships. Next closest was DePauw University (IN) with a 1,303 score. Gustavus Adolphus College (MN) claimed the bronze prize on a 1,318 effort. Southwestern University (TX) placed fourth with 1,322 strokes while St. Thomas (MN) finished fifth with a 1,325 tally.
Illinois Wesleyan University (IL) was the sixth-place team on a 1,335 total. Middlebury College (VT) was the eighth-place squad behind the sixth-ranked Blugolds, shooting 1,370.
Last year, Eau Claire shot 1,357 at Howey-in-the-Hills and grabbed fifth.
Methodist University's Katie Dick was the top golfer overall with a +4 score of 296 on the par-73 course that measured 5,830 yards. The runner-up and four of the top six were from Methodist University. There were 111 golfers that participated.
Meghan Sobotta (Jr.-Arcadia), who was announced as a 2nd Team All-American yesterday, finished as Eau Claire's top golfer. She shot a +36 score of 328, which tied for 21st. Sobotta's 79 score today was the best for the team. She led or co-led the team two of the days.
Jesse Thompson (Sr.-Stevens Point/SPASH), who was an honorable mention, finished two strokes behind her and tied for 23rd. She had two birdies today to lead the team. She also led or co-led for two days and her 76 score yesterday is the team's best score over the entire four days. She is the only senior.
Torie Ives (Fr.-Osseo/Osseo-Fairchild), who joined Sobotta and Thompson on the All-Central Region team, had a 337 and tied for 38th. Ives also led the team once.
Bri Obermueller (Fr.-River Falls) collected 353 strokes to tie for 62nd. Kate Borman (Fr.-Kenosha/Bradford) tied for 76th on a 363 mark.
This was the seventh straight appearance at nationals for the team and the second time it has finished seventh, the other being the 2001-2002 season. The team has never finished out of the top 10.Final Results
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