WEST LAFAYETTE, Ohio -- Mount Union's women's golf team saved its best for last with a season-best final round 322 to win its third consecutive Ohio Athletic Conference Championship Sunday at River Greens Golf Club.
Mount Union, which entered the final day tied for third, posted a three-day, 54-hole total of 1,003 to rally past second place Otterbein (1,012) and third place John Caroll (1,013)
Sunday's season-best round came as three Purple Raiders posted career-low rounds led by senior Allison Pastor (Sagamore Hills/Nordonia), who posted a 78 while sophomores Rachel Markle (Solon) Morgan Stubbendieck (Akron / Hoban) carded an 80 and 82 respectively.
Pastor finished with a three-day total of 242 (83-81-78) to place second in the individual competition. Markle along with senior Olivia DeMartino (Canfield) both finished tied for fifth overall as all three earned All-OAC honors.
Stubbendieck placed 19th while freshman Emma Jeffries (Wooster) came in 27th.
Jackie Cunningham of Marietta was the medalist of the OAC Championships shooting a one-over-par 220.
Mount Union earned the automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Tournament May 8-11 at the Mission Inn Resort and Club in Howey-In-the-Hills, Florida.
River Greens - Par 73/5,811 yards
1. Mount Union 343+338+322=1,003, 2. Otterbein 348+324+340=1,012, 3. John Carroll 343+337+333=1,013, 4. Capital 352+329+343=1,024, 5. Ohio Northern 354+336+340=1,030, 6. Marietta 353+344+348=1,045, 7. Heidelberg 374+358+355=1,087 8. Baldwin Wallace 386+367+372=1125
1. Jackie Cunningham (MAR) 74+74+72=220, 2. Allison Pastor (MTU) 83+81+78=242, 3. Lydia Cranmer (ONU) 83+80+82=245, 4. Abby Grospitch (OTT) 84+82+82=250, T5. Olivia DeMartino (MTU) 86+83+82=251 and Rachel Markle (MTU) 84+87+80=251, T7. Nicolette Bowersock (JCU) 84+82+86=252 and Maddie Durbin (OTT) 86+82+84=251, T9. Katie Lease (CAP) 89+82+82=253 and Mary Hunt (JCU) 83+90+80=253, T11. Sarah Beckwith (JCU) 88+84+82= 254 and Abby Chilcoat (OTT) 90=79=85=254 T13. Nicole Whiteleather (JCU) 88+82+85=255 and Raven Venegas (ONU) 91+82=82= 255
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