2009 NCAA Golf Championships - Day Four

Belles Wrap Up Tenth Place at NCAA Championships

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - Entering the NCAA Division III Championships as the 17th seeded team in the field, the Saint Mary's College golf team rose to the occasion and finished 10th in their fourth appearance in the Championships.

The Belles finished the tournament with a combined score of 1,318 after shooting a 326 on the final day of competition. The overall team score is the lowest four-round total by the Belles in the NCAA Tournament by 29 strokes (1,347 in 2005 - finished 6th).

Emily GoreEmily Gore wrapped up an impressive tournament by leading the Belles again on Saturday. Today, the sophomore fired a 77, which included back-to-back birdies on 12 and 13, and tied for 17th place overall with a four-day total of 322.

Freshman Natalie Matuszak ended on a high note as well by putting together her best round of the weekend by getting her first birdie of the Championships and finishing with an 80 on Saturday. Matuszak finished in a tie for 36th place with a 330 on the weekend. Hot on Matuszak's heels was sophomore Rosie O'Connor, who fired an 82 for the second time of the tournament and finish with a 337.

Mary Kate Boyce and Meredith Fantom both 87 on Saturday to wrap up the Belles' solid weekend. Boyce finished the weekend with a 335 while Fantom carded a 349 over the four-day tournament.

Methodist University continued their stronghold on the rest of the field by capturing their 12th consecutive team championship. The Monarchs coasted with a 25 stroke margin of victory (1,257) over runner-up Wisconsin-Stevens Point (1,282). The individual champion also hails from Methodist for the fifth straight year as Susan Martin took medalist honors with a four day total of 294, holding off a strong final day performance by Jessica Urban from Stevens Point by just three strokes.

 

Day Four Results and Final Standings

Current
Position
Team Scoring Rounds Total
Score
to par today 1 2 3 4
1
2 *** Methodist University
+105   +28 321 310 310 316 1257
2
1 *** Wisconsin-Stevens Pt
+130   +34 322 318 320 322 1282
3
4 *** Gustavus Adolphus
+145   +37 322 324 326 325 1297
4
3 *** Southwestern Univ.
+146   +35 327 318 330 323 1298
5
7 *** Otterbein College
+151   +25 327 325 338 313 1303
6
10 *** Wisconsin-Eau Claire
+154   +37 312 340 329 325 1306
7
12 *** Allegheny
+157   +37 335 327 322 325 1309
8
5 *** Middlebury
+159   +40 326 333 324 328 1311
9
9 *** Illinois Wesleyan
+161   +40 323 336 326 328 1313
10
25 *** St. Marys College(IN)
+166   +38 322 340 330 326 1318
T11
8 *** Olivet College
+169   +36 326 326 345 324 1321
T11
13 *** DePauw University
+169   +36 321 334 342 324 1321
13
6 *** Amherst College
+173   +44 337 328 328 332 1325
14
14 *** St. Lawrence Univ.
+182   +51 318 337 340 339 1334
15
16 *** Wheaton College
+186   +32 343 342 333 320 1338
16
22 *** Wartburg College
+195   +62 329 341 327 350 1347
17
11 *** St. Thomas, U. of
+206   +45 338 343 344 333 1358
18
40 *** Puget Sound, Univ of
+226   +44 350 360 336 332 1378
19
33 *** Texas @ Tyler
+228   +57 344 346 345 345 1380
20
44 *** Transylvania U.
+283   +72 357 363 355 360 1435
21
  Illinois College
+289   +67 355 375 356 355 1441