LCSC women's golf team places 12th at nationals
RAPID CITY, S.D. – The Lewis-Clark State College women’s golf team fell off the pace in the final round of the NAIA Women’s Golf Championships and placed 12th on Friday.
The Warriors had been in the top 10 and were in the running for a finish as high as seventh, but windy conditions caused the Warriors some trouble on Friday and the team shot a 335, which tied for its highest round in the tournament. That allowed three teams to slip ahead of LCSC.
Still, Warrior coach Steve Tilden was happy with LCSC’s overall performance. The Warriors received the final at-large berth among the 28 teams and were in the top 10 during the first three rounds, including ninth entering the final round.
“I think everyone is pretty happy with our finish and we beat quite a few teams ranked ahead of us, so yeah, all-in-all it was a good tournament for us,” Tilden said. “We played well as a team.”
Juanita Villa, one of three seniors on the squad, led LCSC with a 79 during Friday’s round. Villa wound up in a tie for 30th overall with a 322 score.
Junior Corntey Shrout had an 84 on Friday, which gave her a 331 total and left her tied for 47th overall. Seniors Chantelle Beveridge and Katie Fuqua were among the eight golfers who tied for 63rd overall at 336. Beveridge had a final round of 90, while Fuqua carded an 86. Freshman Madeline Jarrett had an 86 on Friday to finish at 342, which left her tied for 80th.
The Warriors finished with a four-day total of 1,317, which was just three shots behind No. 11 Lubbock Christian and six shots in back of California State-San Marcos. Berry, which finished sixth overall at 302, was just 15 shots ahead of LCSC.
Oklahoma City breezed to the tie with a 33-shot victory over Bethel of Indiana. British Columbia wound up in fifth place.