LINCOLN, Neb. – The Lewis-Clark State College women’s golf team shot a combined 332 to finish 17th at the NAIA National Championships at Wilderness Ridge Golf Club on Friday.
After valiantly clawing their way into Friday’s championship round with a great performance on Thursday, the Warriors slipped at times on the tournament’s final day.
Junior Heather Bruce fired an 81 on Friday to complete a 72-hole score of 322, tying her for 51st place among the 87 golfers still in play.
Junior Idah Whisenant shot a team-best round of 80 to finish one stroke behind Bruce for the tournament. Her four-round score of 323 placed her into a tie for 55th place overall.
Junior Brooke Dagner’s 84 on Friday gave her a total of 329 for the tournament and put her in 67th place.
Freshman Karina Davila carded an 87 to tie for 75th place with a combined score of 335, and senior Kelsey Haycock wrapped up her LCSC career with a round of 88. She finished 86th overall with a combined score of 348 for the tournament.
Oklahoma City won the 2013 NAIA National Championship by 12 strokes over defending champ British Columbia, and the Stars also claimed the individual medalist. Jessica Schiele shot a 295 (75-68-74-78) to top the individual standings.
Thus ends a very successful season for LCSC women’s golf, which claimed its sixth NAIA tournament berth and its second Frontier Conference championship in 2013.
The Warriors will return four of its five starters next season and should be a favorite to repeat as conference champs.