Claims Trio of Top 12 National Golf Team Finishes, Women's Player of
UMHB, McMurry and Texas Lutheran Sports Information staff contributed to this report
May 16, 2005
The American Southwest Conference continued growing its presence in NCAA Division III golf circles, laying claim to three Top 12 national team finishes and the women's divisional player of the year, Mary Hardin-Baylor's Holly Glover, following last week's NCAA Division III Championship tournaments.
McMurry finished the 2005 national tournament in 10th place, carding a 361 on the final day for a 72-hole total of 1445 strokes (357-365-362-361). The Lady Indians' best round as a team was Tuesday's opening day when they carded a 357. This marked the program's third trip in the last four years to the NCAA tournament, including a sixth-place finish in 2002 (1401) and 10th in 2003 (1440).
Mary Hardin-Baylor senior Holly Glover led the Lady Crusaders with a final-round 76 to finish second individually (79-78-74-76--307) in the national tournament. Glover capped her weekend with selection as the National Golf Coaches Association Division III National Player of the Year. She was also named NGCA All-America First Team, NGCA All-America Scholar-Athlete and NGCA All-Region V. Glover finished the year with a 78.6 stroke average and finished in the top 10 in nine of her 11 tournaments. She claimed three individual championships, including the individual title at the American Southwest Conference Championship.
Two other ASC players joined Glover in the women's top 15 finishers. Amanda Tuskey carded a 79-77-78-79--313 for UMHB and took fifth place individually. Glover and Tuskey were two of just three players to post four rounds in the 70s during the tournament. McMurry senior Brittany Cary, winner of the 2004 individual medalist honor, finished 14th overall with a 330 (82-79-86-83).
Mary Hardin-Baylor's Dillon Gooch joined Werland among the tournament's top 20 finishers. Playing as an individual, the sophomore put together his best round of the national tournament to finish with a bang, firing an even-par 72 on the final day to finish in a five-way tie for 17th-place (78-80-73-72=303).
Complete NCAA Division III Men's and Women's Golf Championship results are available online at www.golfstat.com and www.ncaasports.com.
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