Women's Golf: Raiders 14th After First Day of NCAA Championships

Erica Mawhorr (Photo by Erik Williams)
Erica Mawhorr (Photo by Erik Williams)

HOUSTON, Texas -- Mount Union is tied for 14th place after the first day of the NCAA Division III Women's Golf Championships Tuesday at the Bay Oaks Country Club in Houston, Texas. 

The Purple Raiders matched their third best 18-hole round of the season with a 337 which placed them in a tie with Wisconsin-Oshkosh.  Both teams are one stroke back of 13th place Hanover (Ind.).

Texas-Tyler leads the 21-team field with a score of 303.

Mount Union was led by the duo of freshman Erica Mawhorr (Zanesville/West Muskingum) and junior Morgan Rector (Trafford, Pa./Penn Trafford).  Mawhorr carded an 81 which put her 40th place overall while Rector was a stroke behind with an 82 in 46th place.

Wittenberg's Macy Hubbard leads the individual portion of the tournament as she fired a tournament-record three-under par 69.

Mount Union plays the second of the four-round event Wednesday afternoon.

NCAA Division III Women's Golf Championships
Bay Oaks Country Club- Houston, Texas
Par: 72 Yardage: 5,869

Team Scores

1. Texas-Tyler 303,  2. George Fox (Ore.) 307, T3. Wittenberg 310, T3. Rhodes (Tenn.) 310, 5. Sewanee (Ga.) 315, 6. Williams (Mass.) 317, 7. Redlands (Calif.) 318, 8. Whitman (Wash.) 321, 9. Hope (Mich.) 326, T10. Illinois Wesleyan 327, T10. Wartburg (Iowa) 327, T10. St. Thomas (Minn.) 327, 13. Hanover (Ind.) 336, T14. Mount Union 337, T14. Wis.-Oshkosh 337, 16. New York Univ. 339, 17. Gettysburg (Pa.) 342, 18. Stevenson (Md.) 358, 19. Aurora (Ill.) 369, 20. Washington & Jefferson (Pa.) 405, 21. Wis.-Superior 423.

Top-5 Individuals

1. Macy Hubbard (Wittenberg) 69, 2. Phoebe Nguyen (Whitman) 70, T3. Caroline Ordian (Redlands) 73, T3. Emily Javadi (Sewanee) 73, 5. Iris Kawada (George Fox) 74. 

Mount Union 

T40. Erica Mawhorr 81, T46. Morgan Rector 82, T73. Olivia DeMartino 87 and Allison Pastor87, T86. Jackie Capuano 88