Women’s golf finishes 11th at the Cincinnati Spring Invitational
Kristen Boettcher’s one-under par 71 in the final round tied the school record for the lowest round, leading her to a tie for ninth place as the JU women’s golf team finished 11th at the Cincinnati Spring Invitational on the par-72 Crystal River Golf Course.

Boettcher’s one-under par round led the Dolphins to a 309 in the final round, moving up two spots from the second round. For Boettcher, it is her second-best finish of the season and her second top 10 of the season.

The 71 ties Therese Karlsson’s record set in 2007 at the Great Smokies Women’s Collegiate. It is the fifth round of even-par or better by a Dolphin this season.

Illinois won the 17-team event with a three-round total of 893, shooting a 301 in the final round. Stetson’s Alex Buelow won the individual title at even-par, 216, buoyed by a three-under par 69 in the second round.

“We played really well over the final 36 holes,” said JU assistant coach Pamela Shelley. “We got off to a rough start and that really hurt us.”

Boettcher opened the tournament with rounds of 84 and 73 before her record-tying round to tie for ninth at 12-over par, 228.

Francesca Yong carded a one-over par 73 in the opening round and followed it up with a 79 and an 80 in the final round to tie for 19th at 16-over par, 232.

Jessica Williams and Morgan Jackson each tied for 70th at 32-over par, 248. Williams opened with an 86 before closing with an 80 and 82. Jackson opened with an 80, but followed with an 82 and 86 to tie Williams.

Melissa Magdor was disqualified from the individual competition after failing to sign her scorecard in the first round. She recovered to shoot 78 and 76 in the final two rounds to contribute to the team score.

The Dolphins are off until April 5 when they participate in the Canes & Cardinals Classic in Miami.