Saint Vincent women's golf headed to nationals
The Saint Vincent College women's golf team is heading for the hills. Howey-in-the-Hills, actually. Yes, that's a real place located in Lake County, Fla. and it will host the NCAA Division III Women's Golf Championships.
The Bearcats won their first PAC team title and will now make their debut at the national championships, May 8-11 at Mission Inn Resort and Club.
PAC first-team selection Sydney Ball, a freshman, shot 87 in the final round to tie for the low score of the day Sunday to help SVC win by 32 strokes (score of 1,070) over second-place Thomas More at Oglebay Resort (W.Va.). Ball was third overall at 258.
Senior Angela Bialas (Derry) shot 91 to finish sixth and was named to the all-conference second team along with two teammates — sophomore Maddie Leya and senior Meg Birmingham.
Women's Golf: Your 2017-18 @PAC_Athletics Women's Golf Champions - The Saint Vincent College Bearcats The Bearcat women are PAC Champions for the first time in school history and are heading to the NCAA Championships #d3golf #pacgolf #MakeHistory pic.twitter.com/EgMkmAnhWi— SVC_Bearcats (@SVC_Bearcats) April 28, 2018
Bearcats coach Tom Cline was named PAC Coach of the Year.
There will be 25 teams at nationals, 19 of which received automatic bids. SVC was one of the 19.
Nationals will be a 72-hole tournament with the field trimmed to the top 15 teams and six individuals for teh final round.
Teams in the field are:
George Fox University
Claremont McKenna-Harvey Mudd-Scripps
New York University
Washington University in St. Louis
Carnegie Mellon University
Washington and Lee University
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
Illinois Wesleyan University
Saint Mary's College (Ind.)
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
University of Mount Union
The College of St. Scholastica
Concordia University (Wisc.)
Saint Vincent College