Women's Golf: Raiders Finish 20th at NCAA Championships

Emma Jeffries (Photo by Erik Williams)
Emma Jeffries (Photo by Erik Williams)

HOUSTON, Texas -- Mount Union's women's golf team finished in 20th at the 2019 NCAA Division III Women's Golf Championships Thursday at Bay Oaks Country Club. 

The Purple Raiders were six strokes better than round two as they carded their best round of the tournament Thursday with a 343 which gave them a 54-hole total of 1049 placing them 27 strokes behind Central College. 

Williams College holds the lead heading to the final day with a 915 (309-306-300) and will battle 14 other teams for the national title on Friday. 

Sophomore Emma Jeffries (Wooster) had the Raiders best round Thursday as she fired an 81 and a three-day total of 253 (91-81-81) with her two teammates, junior Rachel Markle (Solon) scoring a three-round score of 259 (86-84-89) and sophomore Brianna Potts (Apple Creek / Waynedale) tallying a total score of 266 (92-90-84). 

Rounding out the scorecard for Mount Union was junior Morgan Stubbendieck (Akron / Hoban) who carded a 271 (88-94-89) while fellow classmate Erica Mawhorr (Zanesville / West Muskingum) finished 14 strokes behind Stubbendieck with a three-day total of 285 (97-96-92). 

2019 NCAA Division III Women's Golf Championships
Bay Oaks Country Club
Par 72 - 5889 Yards
Houston, Texas

Team Scores

1. Williams College 309-306-300=915, 2. New York University 311-302-310=923, 3. Claremont Mudd Scripps 315-303-308=926, 4. Methodist University 307-307-320=934, 5. DePauw University 307-316-312=935, 6. Carleton College 310-312-316=938, 7. George Fox University 310-316-313=939, 8. Grinnell College 323-308-315=946, 9. Rhodes College 319-318-312=949, 10. Washington U-St. Louis 319-317-318-954, 11. Redlands, Univ of 306-327-326=959, 12. Washington and Lee 311-323-327=961, T13. Wisconsin - Whitewater 328-324-321=973, T13. St. Mary's College (IN) 341-319-313=973, 15. Transylvania U. 331-326-321=978, 16. Illinois Wesleyan 339-320-321=980, 17. Mary Hardin-Baylor 332-328-327=987, 18. Stevenson University 335-335-338=1008, 19. Central College 336-341-345=1022, 20. Mount Union 357-349-343=1049, 21. Gettysburg College 355-359-338=1052, 22. Aurora University 369-353-342=1064, 23. Drew University 355-359-353=1067, 24. St. Scholastica 415-390-385=1190, 25. Westminster College - PA 406-419-396=1221 

Top Five Individuals
1. Emily Salamy (Rhodes College) 74-75-74=223, T2. Cordelia Chan (Williams College) 75-75-74=224, T2. Bailey Plourde (Centre College)* 71-79-74=224, 4. Erica Whitehouse (Christopher Newport)* 77-73-75=225, 5. Ziyi Wang (Carleton College) 75-74-77=226
 
Mount Union Scores
T83. Emma Jeffries 91-81-81=253, T94. Rachel Markle 86-84-89=259, 106. Brianna Potts 92-90-84=266, 112. Morgan Stubbendieck 88-94-89=271, T117. Erica Mawhorr 97-96-92=285
 
Italics Did not make Final Team Cut 
*Indicates a player participating as an individual