ALLIANCE, Ohio – Mount Union's women's golf team will play in the NCAA Division III Women's Golf Championship May 10-13 at Bay Oaks Country Club in Houston, Texas.
A total of 21 teams and six individuals will participate in the tournament.
Seventeen conferences have been granted automatic qualification and the remaining four teams were selected on an at-large basis from conferences and the remaining independent institutions. Six individuals, not from selected teams, also were selected for the championships.
The championship will consist of both team and individual competition conducted concurrently. The tournament consists of 72 holes of play over four days of competition. In the team competition, the low four scores from each team for each day will count in the team's total score.
The Purple Raiders won the Ohio Athletic Conference Championship last weekend for the first time since 2002 which earned them an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
Mount Union shot a team score of 335 in the final round and a 54-hole total of 1,021 -- 12 strokes in front of the second place Otterbein.
Freshman Erica Mawhorr (Zanesville/West Muskingum) finished first with a score of 82 in the final round and a total score of 249. Junior Morgan Rector (Trafford, Pa. / Penn Trafford) placed second with a score of 84 in the final round and a total score of 250, one stroke behind Mawhorr.
Mawhorr and Rector both earn All-OAC honors as well as the other three Raiders, sophomore Allison Pastor (Sagamore Hills/Nordonia), sophomore Olivia DeMartino (Canfield/Canfield), and freshman Jackie Capuano (Massillon/Massillon Jackson).
The Raiders leave for Houston Saturday, May 7.