LCSC women’s golf team
likely clinches national berth
CHRISTINA LAKE, British
Columbia – The Lewis-Clark State College women’s golf
team was able to move up a spot in the final day of the
Region I Tournament on Tuesday to all but wrap up a
berth in the NAIA national tournament.
The news, however, wasn’t
as good for the LCSC men’s team, which fell a spot to
finish third in the tough region field at Christina Lake
Only the tournament
champion earns an automatic berth to nationals, but
there are some at-large berths available. The LCSC
women, which wound up third at regionials, are ranked
No. 12 in the NAIA and in great position to receive one
of the at-large berths. The field for the tournament
will be announced later this week.
The Warrior men, however,
are ranked No. 34 in the country and unless they can
move up in the final poll, they won’t qualify for
The LCSC women stood in
fourth place after Monday’s opening 36 holes, but
rallied to pass Concordia and nearly catch the
University of Victoria for second. The University of
British Columbia won with a 940 total, followed by
Victoria at 945, and LCSC at 950.
LCSC’s Juanita Villa
finished third overall in the tournament with a 229
total after shooting a 75 on Tuesday. Courtney Shrout
had a 232 total after an 81 on Tuesday to also make the
all-tournament team, which is reserved for the top five
finishers. LCSC was the only team with two players on
the all-tournament team.
LCSC’s Patrick Casabonne
finished tied for fourth on the men’s side at 214 after
a 74 on Tuesday to also earn all-tournament honors.
The NAIA women’s national
tournament will be held May 15-18 in San Diego. LCSC has
qualified for the tournament two years in a row and
three of the last four years.
Top 5 team scores – 1,
University of British Columbia 940. 2, University of
Victoria 945. 3, Lewis-Clark State 950. 4, Rocky
Mountain 955. 5, Concordia 956.
LCSC scores – Juanita Villa
75-229, Courtney Shrout 81-232, Samara Kluever 77-237.
Chantelle Beveridge 85-253. Kara Player 90-268.
Team scores – 1, British
Columbia 851. 2, Victoria 854. 3, Lewis-Clark State 872.
4, Concordia 877. 5, Wesminster 881. 6, Rocky Mountain
884. 7, Montana Tech 887.
LCSC scores – Patrick
Casabonne 74-214, Jeff Ray 71-216. Nikolas Arrenbrecht
70-218. Joey Lovell 75-225. Chris Jarrett 75-226.