SWOSU women finish second in GAC Championship

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – Southwestern Oklahoma State maintained its hold of second place in Tuesday’s final round of the Great American Conference Championships. The Lady Bulldogs missed tying their tournament-best round score by one stroke and had three golfers finish the event in the top 10 overall.

SWOSU improves upon last year’s third-place finish in Hot Springs – a placing the Lady Dawgs had claimed in each of the previous six conference championship events since joining the GAC.

Gloria Choi, who led the way for SWOSU all event, shot a 3-over 75 in the final round and finished tied for second place overall with a 222. She finishes in the top five of a tournament leaderboard for the fifth time this season.

Elin Wahlin matched Choi’s 75 on Tuesday and finished nine strokes behind her overall as SWOSU’s second-best golfer. Wahlin notched sixth place overall in the tournament and now has three top-10 finishes to conclude the season.

Tracy McGill tied her tournament-best stroke count in the final round after carding a five-over 77. The freshman finished tied for eighth overall in her best finish of any event this season. Rounding out the team on Tuesday was Chloe Thackeray and Emily Folsom who shot 80 and 84 respectively.

Arkansas Tech took the GAC Championship crown by topping SWOSU by 18 strokes. The Golden Suns were led by Peerada Piddon who shot 3-under for the tournament and Nuchakorn (Pia) Nunbhakdi who tied Choi for second place.

The Lady Bulldogs now turn their attention to the NCAA Division II Central Region Championships, which will be played on May 7-9 in St. Charles, Missouri.

 

2018 GAC Women’s Golf Championships

Hot Springs Country Club – Park Course

Sunday, April 22 – Tuesday, April 24

Final Results (pdf)

PosTeamRd 1Rd 2Rd 3To ParTotal
2SWOSU306310307+59923
T2Gloria Choi737475+6222
6Elin Wahlin768075+15231
T8Tracy McGill817777+19235
T12Chloe Thackeray778080+21237
26Emily Folsom807984+27243

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