BELLINGHAM, Wash. -- The Western Washington University women's golf team will open the 2017-18 season Monday at the Skyhawk West Regional Preview played Monday and Tuesday at Hillcrest Golf Club in Durango, Colo.
The 36-hole tournament features a 20-team field made up of the top programs from the NCAA Division II West and South Central regions. It is a preview of the NCAA II West/South Central Super Regional that will be held May 7-9, 2018. Fort Lewis College will host the regional preview.
WWU's starting five for the tournament will be the following:
- Jenn Paul (Sr., Bellingham, WA)
- Hannah Drake (Jr., Pocatello, ID)
- Stephanie Sewell (Jr., Kent, WA)
- Annie Leete (Jr., Oak Harbor, WA)
- Megan Billeter (Fr., Spokane, WA)
Jenn Paul (Bellingham, WA) heads into hear senior season looking to shatter the WWU records books, as she carries a program-best career scoring average of 76.43 (+4.52 to par). She is a three-time First Team All-GNAC selection and competed as an individual at the NCAA II West/South Central Super Regional last year finishing tied for 16th.
The Vikings are scheduled to compete in five fall tournaments, concluding with the annual WWU invitational that will be played Oct. 9-10 at Bellingham Golf & Country Club.
2016-17 Season in Review:
Finished 2nd at the GNAC Championships for the second consecutive season, after winning five consecutive years from 2011-15…barely missed out on trip to the NCAA II West/South Central Regional in Wichita Falls, Texas…junior Jenn Paul represented the program as an individual, placing in a tie for 16th place in the 66-player field…ranked No. 41 in the final GolfStat Division II rankings…Paul and sophomore Stephanie Sewell were named First Team All-GNAC…Paul ranked 2nd in the GNAC and 98th in NCAA Division II with a scoring average of 77.30 (+5.26 relative to par)…Paul recorded 10 top 20 finishes in her 11 tournaments and tied for 3rd place at the GNAC Championships for the third consecutive season…scoring average was 7th-best in program history, but trailed her sophomore (75.47) and freshman (76.32) seasons…will head into her senior season with the program’s best career scoring average (76.43, 61 rounds, +4.52 to par)…low rounds of the season were turned in by Paul and Sewell with 1-under-par 71 in the first round of the Mustang Intercollegiate at Palm Valley Golf Club in Goodyear, Ariz….senior Audrey Orem finished her career with an average scoring round of 80.26, 11th-best in program history (+8.34 to par)…team finished with an GNAC-leading scoring average of 316.0 (+27.80 above par average).
2017-18 WWU Women's Golf Links:
Four Vikings Named to GNAC Golf All-Conference Team
Senior Jenn Paul becomes second player in GNAC history to earn four first-team awards
Women's Golf Places Four on GNAC All-Academic Team
Senior Jenn Paul leads list of Vikings with her third selection to the GNAC All-Academic Team
Vikings Finish 3rd at GNAC Championships
Junior Hannah Drake leads the Vikings with 7th-place finish
Women's Golf Inks Pair of Players for 2018-19 Season
Sarah Shea from Sequim and Brianna Esvelt fro the Tri Cities to join the WWU program
Vikings in 3rd Place at GNAC Golf Championships
Junior Hannah Drake is tied for 4th after shooting a 6-over-par 77 in Monday’s first round
Women's Golf GNAC Championships Preview
Senior Jenn Paul will close out Western career looking for strong finish in final GNAC Tournament
Women's Golf Finishes 12th at Mustang Intercollegiate
Freshman Megan Billeter leads WWU finishing in a tie for 42nd place at 8-over-par 152
Women's Golf in 13th After First Round of Mustang Intercollegiate
Freshman Megan Billeter tied for 19th after recording a career-low round of 1-over-par 73
Viking Women Finish 12th at Pioneer Shootout
Senior Jenn Paul finishes in tie for 11th with back-to-back rounds of 6-over-par 78
Women's Golf Tied For 9th After First Day of Pioneer Shootout
Senior Jenn Paul tied for 12th in 96-player field with first-round 6-over-par 78
Women's Golf Finishes 15th in Spring-Opening Tournament
WWU completes The Lancer Joust at +76 for the 36-hole tournament. Stephanie Sewell ties for 51st place.
Women's Golf in 16th Place at The Lancer Joust
Freshman Megan Billeter leads WWU in a tie for 55th place at 9-over-par 81
Women's Golf Opens Spring Season at Lancer Joust
Vikings will play three spring tournaments leading up to GNAC Championships in late April
Vikings Finish 6th at WWU Invite to Complete Fall Season
Jenn Paul turns in best round of the season with 1-over-par 74 to finish tied for 16th
Stephanie Sewell Named GNAC Golfer of the Week
Sewell tied for 7th at the Dixie State Fall Invitational