October 27, 2013

Whitworth Women Finish Fourth at NWC Fall Classic

OREGON CITY, Ore. – The Whitworth University women's golf team closed out the fall portion of the season with a fourth place finish at the Northwest Conference Fall Classic at Stone Creek Golf Club in Oregon City on Sunday.

Freshman Michal Schuster finished 10th in the player standings, jumping 14 spots during the course of Sunday's 18 holes after entering the round in 24th place. She lowered her score by seven strokes, with a second round score of 78 on the par-72 course to finish with a total score of 85-78—163. Sophomore Chelsea Bayley tied for 13th in the player standings with an 82-83—165 score.

Junior Nicole Lomax (81-86—167) finished 19th, while sophomore Yvonne LaCoursiere (81-95—176) tied for 24th in the player standings. Freshman Kiersten Sprick lowered her second round score by nine strokes to finish with a 109-100—209 score for 37th place.

Whitworth turned in a second round team score of 342 for a two-day score of 329-342—671. The Pirates entered the second round in fourth place and maintained the position at the end of today's 18 holes.

George Fox's Sydney Maluenda earned medalist honors with a 71-75—146 score. She finished two strokes ahead of Whitman's Katie Zajicke (75-73—148).

Whitman won the NWC Fall Classic with a 306-308—614 team score. George Fox (310-324—634) finished second, with Willamette (325-334—659) finishing third. Lewis & Clark finished behind Whitworth, moving up one spot with a 350-350—700 score for fifth place. Pacific Lutheran (356-351—707) finished sixth and Linfield (347-368—715) slipped two spots to finish seventh. Pacific (367-388—755) and Puget Sound (408-414—822) finished eighth and ninth, respectively.

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