May 16, 2014

Women's Golf Ties for 13th at NCAA Championship

HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS, Fla. (Blugolds.com) – With weather playing a large role Wednesday and Thursday at the 2014 NCAA Division III Women's Golf Championship, the Blugolds tied for 13th place out of 21 teams at Mission Inn Resort and Club today.

Final Results | Photos

The Blugolds found themselves in 12th place after day one but dropped back one place. They were tied for 13th after round two and stayed there after round three, which was concluded Friday morning. Because of the need to determine a champion Friday, the NCAA committee decided that only the teams in the top 12 would continue to play for the title.

While the team was unable to compete in the final round, Kate Engler (Jr.-Beloit, Wis./F.J. Turner) was allowed to continue as an individual. Engler completed the four rounds with 331 strokes, tied for 30th place. Georgiana Salant from Williams College won medalist honors with 303 strokes in the 110-golfer field.

Golfing three rounds for Eau Claire were Emily Stone (Jr.-Eden Prairie, Minn.), Katie Moore (Fr.-Woodbury, Minn.), Mandi Salo (Jr.-Hermantown, Minn.) and Lauren Gaffney (So.-Portage, Wis.).

Rhodes College won the national title with 1,256 strokes. The Blugolds finished with 1,041 strokes after three rounds of competition.

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Third Day of NCAA Women's Golf Championship Suspended

Posted: May 15, 2014 at 8:15 p.m.

HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS, Fla. (Blugolds.com) – The UW-Eau Claire women's golf team competed on day three of the 2014 NCAA Division III Championship at Mission Inn Resort and Club today, finishing up round two in the morning and later starting round three.

The third round was suspended after weather forced golfers to play late into the day and eventually the course became too dark to finish the third round.

Round Two Results | Round Three Results

After two rounds the Blugolds found themselves tied for 13th place out of 21 teams.

The third round will conclude Friday morning and the fourth and final round will then be played.

-KM-


Second Day of NCAA Women's Golf Championship Suspended

Posted: May 14, 2014 at 8:10 p.m.

HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS, Fla. (Blugolds.com) – The UW-Eau Claire women's golf team competed on day two of the 2014 NCAA Division III Championship at Mission Inn Resort and Club today, but was unable to finish the round due to weather.

Weather was the story of the day on the El Campeon course, as an over four-hour lightning delay drove proceedings to a halt at just after 1 p.m. Play picked back up after 5 p.m., but another 30-minute lightning delay stopped play again at around 6:15 p.m. The round finally had to be suspended because of darkness at around 8 p.m.

Round two is scheduled to continue at 7:30 a.m. Thursday morning and round three will commence an hour after the completion of round two, weather permitting. The format of the third round will be determined after round two is completed.

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Women's Golf in 11th After Day One of NCAA Championship

Posted: May 13, 2014 at 7:10 p.m.

HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS, Fla. (Blugolds.com) – The UW-Eau Claire women's golf team is in 11th place out of 21 teams following the first day of competition at the 2014 NCAA Division III Championship at Mission Inn Resort and Club today.

Day One Results | Photos

The Blugolds finished the opening round with 336 strokes. Rhodes College (Tenn.) had a strong first round, shooting 311 while Methodist University (N.C.), which has won 13 of the past 14 Division III Championships, is in second place with 321.

Leading the field of 110 golfers is Lisa Calcasola from Ithaca College (N.Y.) with 75 strokes on the par-72 course.

Kate Engler (Jr.-Beloit, Wis./F.J. Turner) was the top Blugold on the first day, shooting a 79 to tie for 14th place.

Emily Stone (Jr.-Eden Prairie, Minn.) is the only other Blugold in the top 25 after finishing with 81 strokes to tie for 23rd place.

Day two of the four-day event will get underway tomorrow at 7:45 a.m. Eastern.

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Blugold Women's Golf to Compete at 2014 NCAA Championship

Posted: May 5, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Blugolds.com) - After winning the WIAC Championship last fall and receiving the conference's automatic bid, the UW-Eau Claire women's golf team will be one of 21 teams to compete at the 2014 NCAA Division III Championship, the NCAA announced today.

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The championship will be conducted May 13-16 at the El Campeon Golf Course at the Mission Inn Resort & Club in Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida. Central Florida Sports Commission and Oglethorpe will serve as hosts.

The Blugolds will be making their 13th overall appearance at nationals. They qualified every year between 2001 and 2012 while one individual competed a season ago. Eau Claire's best finish in history was third place in 2005, 2010 and 2012.

Fifteen conferences were granted automatic qualification and the remaining six teams were selected on an at-large basis from conferences and the remaining independent institutions. Six individuals, not from selected teams, also were selected for the championships.

The championships will consist of both team and individual competition conducted concurrently. The tournament consists of 72 holes of play in four days of competition. In the team competition, the low four scores from each team for each day will count in the team's total score.

In 2013, Mary Hardin-Baylor won its first NCAA Division III Women's Golf championships with a combined score of 1,239 at Baytowne Golf Course in Destin, Florida. Runner-up honors went to Texas-Tyler (1,247). Methodist finished third with a score of 1,259 and George Fox finished fourth with a score of 1,267. Texas-Tyler freshman Laura Lindsay earned medalist honors with a four-shot victory against Kelsey Morrison from George Fox.

-KM-