ALLIANCE, Ohio -- Junior Mary Snode (Alliance/Marlington) placed second overall and led Mount Union to a fourth place finish at the 2011 Ohio Athletic Conference Women's Golf Championship at Tannenhauf Golf Club in Alliance.
Snode carded a 165 (80-85) which was tied with Ohio Northern's Emily Gedert in second place and both were just one shot behind Dr. John Piper OAC Medalist Catherine Brunoehler of Otterbein (81-83=164).
The OAC Medalist is named for Dr. John Piper, a Mount Union alum who spent 30 years as a professor and 12 as head men's golf coach at Bowling Green State University. An avid fan of the OAC and college golf, Dr. Piper is retired living in Bowling Green and serves as an assistant golf coach at BGSU.
Baldwin-Wallace made a charge on Sunday as the Yellow Jackets improved by 23 shots and fired the second-lowest 18 hole team total in the history of the OAC Championship with a 323 to take their third team title in school history and first since 2001. The Jackets two-day total was 671 (348-323) as they edged out defending champion Otterbein by three shots and earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Golf Championships.
Ohio Northern was in third with a 685 (342-343), Mount Union had a 697 (348-349) while Capital rounded out the top five with a 751 (370-381).
2011 OAC Women's Golf Championship
Tannenhauf Golf Club - Alliance, Ohio
Par 72 - 5,899 yards
1. Baldwin-Wallace 348-323=671, 2. Otterbein 331-343=674, 3. Ohio Northern 342-343=685, 4. Mount Union 348-349=697, 5. Capital 370-381=751, 6. John Carroll 384-376=760, 7. Muskingum 411-393=804, 8. Wilmington 411-408=819.
1. Catherine Brunoehler (Otterbein) 81-83=164, T2. Emily Gedert (Ohio Northern) 80-85=165 and Mary Snode (Mount Union) 80-85=165, T4. Miranda Cunningham (Baldwin-Wallace) 86-81=167, Rebecca Kapusta (Baldwin-Wallace) 85-82=167 and Kelsey Tosca (Otterbein) 81-86=167.