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Cavs Finish 16th at NAIA Golf Championships
Written by Jason Dormeyer    Friday, 24 May 2013 14:34   

LINCOLN, Neb.— ( RESULTS ) After making the final cut by a single stroke, the Concordia women's golf team moved up one place to finish the NAIA National Championships in 16th place.

Concordia (335-327-317-320—1,299) jumped past Lewis-Clark State (332-328-317-332—1,309) with its final round, a 32-over 320. With three freshmen, one sophomore and one junior making up team's five competitors, the total score of 1,299 was the fourth best in nine straight appearances at the national championships. The Cavaliers placed 12th at nationals last season.

South Carolina Beaufort (328-314-311-327—1,280) finished 19 strokes ahead of the Cavs for 15th place.

With the top two individuals on the leaderboard, Oklahoma City (310-305-305-304—1,224) edged British Columbia (312-308-310-306—1,236) by 12 strokes for the team title. OKC's Jessica Schiele (75-68-74-78—295) won medalist honors by five strokes over teammate Elia Folch (75-78-74-73—300), who jumped from fourth to second on the final day of action.

Tied for 11th place, Concordia was led by junior Sunny Powers (Medford, Ore./North Medford H.S.) (75-80-77-78—310) who earned All-Tournament honors by finishing inside the top 15. Powers placed 18th last season and becomes just the second Cavalier to place inside the top 15 after Lindsay Aho accomplished the task with a 13th-place finish in 2008.

Three Concordia golfers moved up in the standings on the final day with Jennifer Gibbons (Molalla, Ore./Molalla H.S.) (86-80-82-82—330), Madison Alamillo (Battle Ground, Wash./Battle Ground H.S.) (87-87-78-79—331) and Holly Winburn (Boise, Idaho/Capital H.S.) (90-80-86-81—337) finishing within six strokes of each other and inside the top 80 players.

Gibbons moved up two places to 68th overall, Alamillo six spots to 71st and Winburn three places to 78th. Rounding out the Concordia quintet was Patricia Little (Portland, Ore./David Douglas H.S.) (87-88-80-94—349).

Also representing the CCC, College of Idaho's Trish Gibbens (79-79-77-79—314) used a consistent four-days of play to finish tied for 24th place.

Day 3 Recap: Concordia Golf Continues Climb on Third Day of NAIA National Championships

LINCOLN, Neb.— ( RESULTS ) Facing a cut line at the end of the day, the Concordia women's golf squad improved two positions in the team standings to avoid elimination and continue their postseason to the final day of the NAIA National Championships held at Wilderness Ridge Golf Course.

Concordia (335-327-317—979) finished the first day of the championships in 21st place and improved two places each after the second and third rounds of play to earn the tournament's final qualifying spot.

The Cavaliers improved their team score by 10 strokes over their second-round total to jostle over Indiana's Bethel College (322-335-323—980) and Kentucky's Lindsay Wilson College (316-327-346—989). With the top 17 teams advancing to the final day of competition, Concordia edged Bethel by a single stroke for the final spot.

Idaho's Lewis-Clark State (332-328-317—977) went from being on the outside looking in to start the day and will start the final round on Friday in 16th place with a 3-stroke lead over Concordia.

Registering back-to-back team scores of 17-over 305, Oklahoma City (310-305-305—920) took sole possession of the team lead, ending the day with a 10-stroke lead over British Columbia (312-308-310—930). Starting the day in fourth place, UBC jumped two places and will carry a 1-stroke lead over Lubbock Christian (304-314-313—931) for second place.

OKC's Jessica Schiele (75-68-74—217) is primed to win the individual title after a 2-over 74 in the third round of action. Schiele will begin the final 18 holes of play with an 8-stroke advantage over Sofia Molinaro (79-74-72—225) of Savannah College of Art & Design.

Concordia's Sunny Powers (Medford, Ore./North Medford H.S.) (75-80-77—232) continued her quest for a top-15 finish with a 5-over 77 to climb six spots and end the day tied for 11th overall. Madison Alamillo (Battle Ground, Wash./Battle Ground H.S.) (87-87-78—252) cracked the 80-stroke plateau with a 78 to improve 16 spots on the leaderboard to 97th.

Patricia Little (Portland, Ore./David Douglas H.S.) (87-88-80—255) finished with CU's No. 3 score with an 80 while Jennifer Gibbons (Molalla, Ore./Molalla H.S.) (86-80-82—248) provided the fourth score at 82 and enters the final round in 79th place. After recording an 8- on Wednesday, Holly Winburn (Boise, Idaho/Capital H.S.) (90-80-86—256) nearly split her first two scores with an 86.

Day 2 Recap: Cavs Jump Two Places on Second Day on NAIA Golf Championships

LINCOLN, Neb.— ( RESULTS ) Chopping eight strokes of their opening round score, the Concordia women's golf team moved up two positions to 19th place on the second day of action at the NAIA National Championships held at Wilderness Ridge Golf Course.

Concordia (335-327—662) fired a 39-over 327 on Tuesday, tied for the 15th best round of the day, to make the small jump in the team standings. The Cavaliers however are five strokes away from 17th place which has been established as the cut line after the 54 holes of play as the tournament field will be cut following the third round.

Idaho's Lewis-Clark State College (332-328—660) finished the midway point of the championships two strokes ahead of Concordia for 18th place while Indiana's Bethel University (322-335—657) is five swings ahead of the Cavs. Out of Kentucky, Lindsey Wilson College (316-327—643) ended the day in 16th place and will enjoy a sizeable lead over the chase pack, 17 strokes over LC State.

Cal State San Marcos (310-305—615) and Oklahoma City (310-305—615) matches scores for the second straight day to share the overall team lead. Texas' Lubbock Christian (309-314—618) and Concordia regional foe British Columbia (312-308—620) will start the third day three and five strokes back, respectively.

First-day leader from Florida, Embry-Riddle (301-334—635) dropped to seventh place after a 33-stroke downfall during its second tour of the 5,978-yard course.

Individually for Concordia, Sunny Powers (Medford, Ore./North Medford H.S.) (75-80—158) paces the team after entering the clubhouse tied for 17th place with two other individuals. Oklahoma City's Jessica Schiele (75-68—143), one of 10 golfers to share second place with Powers after Tuesday's round, registered the low round of the tournament with a 5-under 68 on Wednesday to stake a four-stroke lead over Coastal Georgia's Christian Liggin (76-71—147) for the overall lead out of the 143-player field.

Concordia's Jennifer Gibbons (Molalla, Ore./Molalla H.S.) (86-80—166) used a six-stroke improvement to leap 29 places in the standings to a tie for 77th. Fellow freshman, Holly Winburn (Boise, Idaho/Capital H.S.) (90-80—170) replicated Gibbon's 8-over 8-0 in round No.2 to move up 19 places to 102nd place. Madison Alamillo (Battle Ground, Wash./Battle Ground H.S.) (87-87—174) provided the fourth and final score for the Cavs with an 87 while Patricia Little (Portland, Ore./David Douglas H.S.) (87-88—175), the team's third freshmen in the group, finished one stroke back with an 88.

In addition to cutting the field to 17 teams after 54 holes, individuals outside the top 40 not on a remaining team will be eliminated from the competition. Concordia has never missed the cut as a team in its eight straight national appearances. The Cavs are 40 strokes off their pace from a year ago at the same course. Concordia tallied a team score of 622 through two rounds in 2012 and went on to place 12th overall.

The top 15 individuals will earn All-Tournament honors. The Cavs have had three players break the top 20, including Powers with an 18th-place finish last year, but have had only one break the top 15 as Lindsay Aho placed 13th overall during the 2008 season.

Day 1 Recap: Powers Ends First Day of NAIA Champs in Second Place


LINCOLN, Neb. – ( RESULTS ) As one of 10 individuals to fire a 3-over 75 on Tuesday, Concordia junior Sunny Powers (Medford, Ore./North Medford H.S.) concluded the first day of competition at the NAIA Women's Golf National Championships in a multi-way tie for second place.

As a team, Concordia finished the first round in 21st place out of 27 teams with a combined score of 47-over 335. Embry-Riddle (Fla.) leads the field by three strokes over Lubbock Christian (Texas), 301 to 304 while playing on Libcoln's Wilderness Ridge Golf Club.

Ahead of Powers, Embry-Riddle's (Fla.) Heather Wiquist posted the low score of the day with a 2-under 70 for the first-day lead.

After Wiquist is a log jam tied for second place, as ten golfers all posted a 75 in their opening round of the Championships. After the log jam, eight golfers sit tied at 12th after posting scores of 76 on the day.

On the team end, Cal State San Marcos and Oklahoma City sits in third after registering a 310. Defending national champions, British Columbia round out the top five on the team leaderboard, as they posted a first round score of 312.

The next three Concordia scorers all finished within a single stroke of each other as Jennifer Gibbons (Molalla, Ore./Molalla H.S.) tied for 106th with an 86 while Patricia Little (Portland, Ore./David Douglas H.S.) and Madison Alamillo (Battle Ground, Wash./Battle Ground H.S.) finished one stroke back with 87s to share 10th place. Holly Winburn (Boise, Idaho/Capital H.S.) rounded out the Cavalier contingent with a 90 for the first day to enter the clubhouse in a tie for 121st place.  

Action gets underway in round two of the 2013 NAIA Women's Golf Championships tomorrow morning at 7:30 a.m. Fans can follow all the action live via live stats by clicking here and by checking out the videos stream by clicking here.

National Championships Preview

LINCOLN, Neb. - ( Live Statistics  I Video ) The 2013 NAIA Women's Golf National Championships are scheduled to get underway Tuesday from Wilderness Ridge Golf Club in Lincoln, Neb., at 7:30 a.m. CDT. The 19th annual event is a 72-hole stroke play tournament that will be played over the course of four days, concluding with the final round on Friday.

SCAD Savannah (Ga.), Wayland Baptist (Texas) and Concordia (Ore.) kick off Tuesday's morning action on No. 1, while William Woods (Mo.), Victoria (B.C.) and Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.) start simultaneously on No. 10. First round afternoon play opens with Lubbock Christian (Texas), Northwood (Fla.) and SCAD Atlanta (Ga.) setting out at No. 1 and Lee (Tenn.), Bellevue (Neb.) and Baker (Kan.) at No. 10. Live scoring throughout the event will be available by clicking here.

The Concordia women's golf team will be making their ninth straight appearance at the NAIA national Championships. The Cavaliers placed 12th last season while finishing with a program-best fifth-place result in 2010.

With three freshmen on the traveling roster, only junior Sunny Powers (Medford, Ore./North Medford H.S.) and sophomore Madison Alamillo (Battle Ground, Wash./Battle Ground H.S.) will bring national championship experience to Lincoln for the Cavs. Powers, a returning NAIA All-American, placed 18th last year after finishing in 40th place as s freshman.

Wilderness Ridge welcomes a field of 144 players representing 35 institutions from across the NAIA. Among those qualifying teams is 2013 national championship, British Columbia. In 2012, the Thunderbirds claimed its fourth team championship by two strokes over SCAD Savannah (Ga.) at Link Hills Country Club in Jackson, Tenn. British Columbia earned an automatic berth to this year's tournament by winning the Association of Independents tournament at the Blub at Colony Creek in Victoria, Texas on April 29-30. The Thunderbirds carded a 287-289 – 576, to win the championship 12 strokes.

National runner-up SCAD Savannah returns to the field following a three stroke (312-315 – 627) victory at The Sun Conference Tournament at Oldfield Golf Club in Okatie, S.C. April 21-23. The Bees have never won a national championship and will be looking for its first this season. SCAD Savannah is led by junior Alazne Urizar, who won the conference tournament by one-stroke. Urizar leads the nation in average score (74.68).

Megan Woodland of Victoria (B.C.) looks to defend her 2012 individual title. Woodland, the first individual medalist in program history, won top honors with a four-round score of 292 (73-70-76-73), which bested runner-up Anna Arrese Cortadellas of Oklahoma Christian by one stroke. Woodland will look to become the first player in the event's history to win back-to-back individual crowns.

The field is comprised of 18 automatic qualifying teams from conferences/independents/unaffiliated group tournaments and nine at-large selections, which were determined using the final NAIA Women's Golf Top 25 Poll released May 9. Additionally, nine individuals earned a spot in the event as either a medalist at their respective conference/independent/unaffiliated group tournaments or as an individual at-large selection or a 2012 All-Tournament returner.

For complete schedule and results information, click here. For the first time ever, the Women's Golf National Championships will be video-streamed. There will be two cameras covering action at the Wilderness Ridge Golf Club, positioned at holes No. 9 and 18. The broadcast is made possible by the Doane College Athletic Department and the Tiger Sports Network. For more information on the video stream, click here.

For more information on the National Championships, click here.
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