MEN FINISH 13TH, WOMEN 10TH AT NCAA GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS
After completing four rounds of golf at the
2010 NCAA Division III Golf Championships the Centre men's golf
team took 13th place, while the women's golf team ended up 10th
overall in the nation.
The Centre men's golf team competed in Hershey, Pa. at the Hershey Links and Hershey Country Club from Tuesday, May 11 through Friday, May 14. Elizabethtown College hosted the 2010 NCAA Division III Men's Golf Championships.
The Colonels ended up with a team score of 1215, which tied them for 13th place. On the first day Centre shot 308, the second day they recorded a 305, following the third round of play they shot a 304, and on the fourth and final day they had their best score of 298.
Junior Chris Morris (Maysville, Ky.) had his best performance on the fourth and final day of play as he shot a 67 to take third overall in the tournament with an overall score of 284. He completed the first round of play with a 75, on the second day he shot 70, and Morris recorded a 72 on the third day.
Morris was named to the Division III All-American First Team, as well as being named a First Team Scholar. He was also named to the All-South Region First Team for his performance.
Freshman Patrick Davidson (Louisville, Ky.) shot a 78 in the final round and tied for 77th overall. Sophomore Randy Boll (Dayton, Ohio) had a 75 on the fourth day and tied for 84th place, while senior Chris Conkright (Owensboro, Ky.) shot a 79 and ended up tied for 89th. Junior Lyndon Jones (Taswell, Ind.) completed the final round with a 78 and finished in 116th place.
Methodist University won the NCAA Championships with an overall score of 1177 and Tain Lee from Claremont Mudd Scripps was the individual winner as he shot a 280 over the four day period.
The top 12 to 15 teams were invited to the Gordin Invitational, which is the most prestigious Division III golf tournament in the country. The Gordin Invitational will be held in Greensboro, N.C. at the Grandover Resort, which will also host the 2011 NCAA Division III Golf Championships.
The Centre women's golf team ended up 10th overall in the nation at the NCAA Division III Women's Golf Championships after shooting a 1368 in four rounds of play. Centre traveled to Howey-in-the-Hills, Fl. and competed at the Mission Inn Resort from Tuesday, May 11 through Friday, May 14.
In the first round of action the Colonels shot a 347, then they went on to record a 344 in the second round, a 339 in the third round, and a 338 in the fourth round.
Sophomore Emily Bachert (Bowling Green, Ky.) ended up seventh in the nation overall as she recorded a 319 after four days of play. After completing the first round with an 83 she went on to shoot an 84 in the second round, a 75 in the third round, and a 77 in the fourth round.
Senior Katie McKenna (Mt. Sterling, Ky.) recorded an 87 for the fourth round to tie for 40th place. Freshman Whitney Miller (Lexington, Ky.) tied for 64th place after shooting an 88 in the final round and junior Paige Burton (Frankfort, Ky.) tied for 75th as she completed the fourth round with an 86. Senior Marissa Cianchetti (St. Charles, Ill.) had a 90 in the final round and she tied for 99th place.
Methodist University also won the women's tournament as they recorded a 1282. Jessica Urban from Wisconsin-Stevens Pt. was the individual winner as she finished the four rounds of play with a 313.
"I'm extremely proud of the way both of our teams competed at the NCAA Golf Championships," said Coordinator of Golf Brian Chafin.
"The courses were challenging and the weather made it more difficult on the first day, but neither team became overwhelmed and they each finished well. Emily Bachert and Chris Morris had terrific performances and the coaching staff couldn't have asked any more from them," Chafin remarked