Eagles Tie Best D-II National Place, Finish Ninth At Nationals

(Chris Roekle photo)
(Chris Roekle photo)

Ashland University's women's golf team tied its best-ever finish in NCAA Division II nationals play, placing ninth after the fourth and final day of the 2015 NCAA Division II Women's Golf Championships at The Meadows Golf Course in Allendale, Mich., on Saturday (May 16).

The 2014-15 season marks the third time the Eagles have qualified for Division II nationals (played since 2000 - also in 2011 and 2013). In 2011, AU finished in a tie for ninth.

Ashland's final four-round team score of 1,274 finishes 12 shots shy of its 2011 total.

Senior Madison Musick tied for the best Eagle round on Saturday with a 5-over 77. She finished the Championships with a 312, landing in a tie for 27th individually.

Junior Ali Green also carded a 77 on Saturday, and her four-day total of 315 was good for a tie for 37th individually.

Sophomore Kaitlin Neumann fired a 78 on Day 4 and finished at 323 (53rd place), senior Abby Tepe had a last-day score of 80 and a four-day total of 326 (tied for 55th place) and sophomore Emily Jereb had her best round of the week at 79 on Saturday, finishing with a 335 total in a tie for 66th place.

Indianapolis earned its first-ever Division II women's golf title, gaining the first-ever crown by a non-Florida-based program since D-II began its own national tournament in 2000. The Greyhounds finished with a four-day team score of 1,212. Rollins was second at 1,217, and Lynn, the two-time defending national champion, was third at 1,225.