Belles Conclude Run at NCAA Championship Tournament
- Summer Stillson led the Belles with an 81 on Thursday.
- Hunter Kehoe added an 84.
- Taylor Kehoe and Courtney Quinlan scored as the Belles bow out of the tournament in a tie for 18th place.
HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS, Fla. - The Saint Mary's golf team saw their NCAA Division III Championship Tournament run come to a close with the conclusion of Thursday's round of play.
The Belles finished tied for 18th place overall after a 358 on Thursday gave the team a three-day score of 1071. Saint Mary's tied with Wartburg while the 15th place Wisconsin-Whitewater was the last team to make the cut with a three-day score of 1000.
Claremont Mudd Scripps continued to lead the way as the Athenas posted a 316 on day three to hold a combined score of 944. Williams sits in second with a 948, and George Fox had the low round of the day of 305 to move up to third (952). Margaret Loncki of Claremont Mudd Scripps is the front-runner for the individual national championship after shooting a one-under par 72 for a three-day score of 224.
Summer Stillson led the Belles on day three with an 81 as the freshman finished tied for 92nd with a 263 over three days. Stillson was just three-over par on the back nine while having no scores above a double bogey on the day. She tallied eight pars and sunk birdies on both the par four No. 4 and the par three No. 15. Hunter Kehoe posted an 84 on Thursday and had the highest individual finish for the Belles as she tied for 56th (252). She matched Stillson's three-over score on the back and added seven pars and a birdie on par three hole No. 8.
Taylor Kehoe carded a 90 and finished tied for 77th with a three-day total of 258. She had five pars, went four-over on the back nine, and tallied birdies on both the par four No. 4 and the par four No. 16. Courtney Quinlan wrapped up the team score with a 103 and finished in 120th with a 298 for the tournament. She posted five pars in the round. Kelsey Conkright shot a 104 and tied for 125th overall with a 316 for the event.
The NCAA Tournament appearance was the eighth in program history for the Saint Mary's golf team.