2011 NCAA Championships - Day Four

Belles Take Fourth After Final Day of Championships Gets Washed Out

 

The Saint Mary's Golf Team with their fourth place trophy.
The Saint Mary's Golf Team with their fourth place trophy.
HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS, Fla. - A thunderstorm late in the afternoon washed out the final day of the 2011 NCAA Division III Women's Golf Championships. Since the round was unable to be completed, the eighth-ranked Saint Mary's golf team took home fourth place as they were fourth in the standings through 54 completed holes heading into today's action.

In the team's sixth overall appearance in the NCAA Division III Championships, the Belles matched their highest ever finish of fourth. The 2003 squad as well as last year's 2010 team both finished fourth at the NCAA Championships prior to this season's finish.

It is also the third consecutive season that the Belles finished higher than they were ranked in the championship tournament. In 2009, Saint Mary's took tenth place after being seeded 17th. Last May, the Belles captured fourth place while entering the tournament as the eighth-ranked team. This spring, the Belles came into the week ranked eighth nationally but were the number nine seeded team. With the fourth place finish, the Belles ended the tournament ahead of higher seeded teams DePauw (#1), Wisconsin-Eau Claire (#3), George Fox University (#4), Williams College (#5), Washington University in St. Louis (#6),  and North Central College (#7).

Mary Kate Boyce finished her career finished ninth in the Championships for the second consecutive year with a three-day score of 243 as she shared the honor this year with Wisconsin-Eau Claire's Catherine Wagner.

 

Team Leader Board
Course:Mission Inn Golf and Tennis Resort: Championship Tees     Par 73 - 5884 yards
current
position
team scoring rounds total
score
to par thru today 1 2 3
1
2 Methodist University
+90 F   +37 318 319 329 966
2
10 Gustavus Adolphus
+102 F   +31 322 333 323 978
3
11 Illinois Wesleyan
+115 F   +34 332 333 326 991
4
8 St. Mary's Coll. -IN
+116 F   +44 325 331 336 992
5
1 DePauw University
+121 F   +40 330 335 332 997
6
13 Allegheny
+126 F   +41 338 331 333 1002
7
9 Centre College
+128 F   +40 340 332 332 1004
T8
5 Williams College
+138 F   +51 331 340 343 1014
T8
6 Washington U.-St. Louis
+138 F   +35 344 343 327 1014
T10
3 Wisconsin-Eau Claire
+140 F   +37 346 341 329 1016
T10
12 Olivet College
+140 F   +48 345 331 340 1016
12
4 George Fox University
+146 F   +50 355 325 342 1022
13
26 Wartburg College
+148 F   +40 355 337 332 1024
14
16 Mary Hardin-Baylor
+169 F   +47 356 350 339 1045
15
37 Baldwin-Wallace Coll
+172 F   +58 358 340 350 1048
16
14 Texas @ Tyler
+173 F   +53 356 348 345 1049
17
34 Hanover College
+191 F   +50 370 355 342 1067
18
  North Central College
+207 F   +62 371 358 354 1083
19
42 Carroll University WI
+226 F   +63 366 381 355 1102