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Women's Golf Ties For Third At Nationals
Posted: Friday, May 13, 2005
SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. - The UW-Eau Claire women's golf team had its highest finish in school history in tying for third place at the NCAA Division III National Championship concluded here today at Mid Pines Inn and Golf Club.
The Blugolds shot a 335 today and a 1337 for the tournament to tie with DePauw University for third place. Eau Claire stayed consistent throughout the championship with a low round of 332 and a high round of 336.
Methodist College took first for its eighth consecutive national championship. Methodist shot a 1272 for the tournament winning by 12 strokes over the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor.
Maggie Loney (Jr.-River Falls) saved her best for last shooting the second lowest round of the day with a 3-over 75. Loney birdied three holes in the round including two in the last three holes. She shot a 24-over the championship to finish in fourth place. The fourth place finish is the second best in school history behind Jennifer Prock's third place finish at the 2003 national championship.
Andrea Kloppman (Sr.-Eau Claire/Memorial) concluded her Blugold career with a 31st place finish. Kloppman shot a 16-over 88 today to finish at 55-over for the tournament. Jesse Thompson (So.-Stevens Point/SPASH) shot a 14-over 86 today to finish in a tie for 36th place at 57-over.
Meghan Sobotta (Fr.-Arcadia) tied for 38th place at 58-over while Kelly Gerzsenyi (So.-Rochester, MN/Mayo) tied for 46th at 62-over.
Eau Claire finished the year with a record of 127-20-2.