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May 05, 2009

Women's golf finishes fifth at regional

Complete Results; USI Results


BELLE VERNON, Pa. -- The University of Southern Indiana women's golf team finished the NCAA Division II East Regional with a fifth place showing after three rounds at the Cedarbrook Golf Course in Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania. The Screaming Eagles posted a three-round 987 (329-333-325), 69 strokes out of first and 26 strokes away from being an NCAA II Championships qualifying team.

Grand Valley State University won the regional with a three-round 918 (300-312-306) and will be joined at the national championship tournament by Ferris State University, which had a 960 (320-321-319), and the University of Indianapolis, which posted a 961 (320-320-321).

The Eagles were tied for sixth after the first round and moved into a tie for fifth after the second round was divided over two-days due to rain. USI laid claim to the fifth spot in the final round.

Individually, junior Jess Dooley (Goshen, Indiana) led the Eagles by placing 16th with a three-day 243 (76-83-84). Junior Angela Dehning (Hazel Crest, Illinois) was second on the team by tying for 19th with a 245 (83-83-79) to round out the USI top 20 players.

Senior Tara Wiley (Oxford, Indiana), who was playing in her fourth regional, tied for 22nd with 248 (82-85-81), while junior Kim Gottwald (Ft. Wayne, Indiana) tied for 34th with a 252 (88-83-81). Freshman Lindsey Carr (Frankfort, Illinois) rounded out the line-up by placing 42nd with a 265 (91-84-90).

Ray Simmons, USI Sports Information

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