Mount Union’s Snode to Conclude Historic Season at NCAA Division III Women's Golf Championships

Senior Mary Snode (Alliance/Marlington) will compete this week at the 2012 NCAA Division III Women's Golf Championships at Zollner Golf Course on the campus of Trine University in Angola, Indiana. The 72-hole Championships begins Tuesday, May 8th and wraps up Friday, May 11th.

Record-Setting Season
Snode, who ranks sixth in the nation with an average score of 77.4, finished first at every event she participated in this season and set several school records along the way. Those records include most career wins (19), single-season wins (11), and consecutive wins (11). The last time that she did not earn Medalist honors was over a year ago when she tied for second place at the 2011 OAC Championships.

Snode redeemed herself by claiming Dr. John Piper Medalist honors at the OAC Championships a few weeks ago by a four stroke margin. She is a three-time First Team All-OAC selection and will likely be a three-time Academic All-OAC honoree when the team is announced by the conference in the coming weeks.

At the Mount Union Spring Invitational, Snode carded a school-record 69 in the second round. That is tied for the second-lowest round in the Division III this season.

This is the fourth time the Purple Raiders will be represented at the national championships.  Meghann Glass, a two-time OAC Medalist, made three appearances at the championships. Glass finished third in 2002 (324), tied for 30th in 2001 (326), and tied for 31st in 2000 (352).

The Championship
The championship consists of 101 golfers—95 of which are members of teams that will be competing and six individuals who received national at-large bids. Four 18-hole rounds will be played Tuesday through Friday.

Baldwin-Wallace will also be representing the OAC after winning the conference tournament.

Head Coach Dan MacDuffie
In his six years as head coach, MacDuffie has helped the Raiders rise to the top half of the conference. This past season, Mount Union finished third at the OAC Championships, which ties the team's best performance since he took over the program. MacDuffie has also spent eight years as head coach of Mount Union's men's golf team, which he has led to three OAC title while being named OAC Coach of the Year twice.

Mary Snode

  • Stroke Average – 77.4 (6th in Division III)
  • Low Round - 69 at Mount Union Spring Invitational (school record)
  • Earned Dr. John Piper Medalist honors at the 2012 OAC Championships
  • 11 consecutive tournaments wins
  • 19 career tournament wins
  • Three-time All-OAC First Team (2010-12)
  • Two-time Academic All-OAC (2010-11)
  • Six-time OAC Women's Golfer of the Week