Vikings Finish 9th at NCAA Super Regional

Hannah Drake was the highest finishing WWU player in a tie for 18th place.
May 4, 2016

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STOCKTON, Calif. – The Western Washington University women’s golf team had its season come to an end finishing in 9th place at the 2016 NCAA II West/South Central Regional at Brookside Country Club.

The Vikings were in 2nd place after the first round, but slipped to a tie for 5th after the second round and ultimately wound up in 9th place in the 12-team field. WWU shot a 28-over-par (316) today, after posting 295 (+7) and 300 (+12) the first two rounds of the tournament.

Freshman Hannah Drake (Pocatello, ID/Century) finished tied for 18th in the 66-player field, posting a three-round total of 7-over-par 223. Drake, playing in just her fifth tournament this season, shot even-par 72 in the first round, 1-over-par 73 in the second round and posted a 6-over-par 78 today.

“It was a disappointing end to a very solid season,” said head coach Bo Stephan. “We started out well Monday, but just could not put it together the last two days. We gained a lot of experience at the regional level that the team will be able to build on next year.”

Senior Kristen Hansen (Spokane, WA/Mead) tied for 27th for the Vikings, tying Drake with a 78 in the final round. Sophomore Jenn Paul (Bellingham, WA) tied for 40th with a three-round score of 231. Junior Brooke Branigan (Bellingham, WA) shot 78 in the final round to tie for 48th place and junior Audrey Orem (Bellingham, WA) finished the tournament at 243.

Tartleton State took first place, with a team score of 876 (+12). They will be joined by Dallas Baptist (886, +22) and West Texas A&M (890, +26) in the NCAA II National Championships held May 18-21 at CommonGround Golf Course in Aurora, Colorado. Tarleton State’s Isabell Jimenez Perea was the medalist for the tournament, shooting 6-under-par 210 over the three rounds. California Baptist’s Erica Wang, Oklahoma Christian’s Audrey Meisch and Academy of Art’s Sterling Hawkins will each compete at nationals as individuals.

 2016 NCAA II Championships West/South Central Regional
Brookside Country Club (Par 72 // 5,931 yards)

Pos.

Team/Player

 

Rd 1

Rd 2

Rd 3

Total

9th

Western Washington

+47

295

300

316

911

T18

Hannah Drake

+7

72

73

78

223

T24

Kristen Hansen

+11

75

74

78

227

T40

Jenn Paul

+15

75

74

82

231

T48

Brooke Branigan

+19

73

84

78

235

T62

Audrey Orem

+27

82

79

82

243

Pos.

Team

 

Rd 1

Rd 2

Rd 3

Total

1

Tarleton State

+12

294

288

294

876

2

Dallas Baptist

+22

298

292

296

886

3

West Texas A&M

+26

298

286

306

890

4

St. Mary's (TX)

+29

299

302

292

893

5

Cal Baptist

+31

301

294

300

895

6

Sonoma State

+32

297

291

308

896

7

Academy of Art

+40

304

302

298

904

8

Oklahoma Christian

+45

312

305

292

909

9

Western Washington

+47

295

300

316

911

10

Point Loma

+50

309

310

295

914

11

Chico State

+52

310

304

302

916

12

St. Edward's

+59

304

304

315

923