MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Matching their second round total of 317 in Tuesday’s third and final round, the Jacksonville University women’s golf team did just enough to hold off a challenge from UC-Irvine and walk away with a 10th place finish at the Minnesota Invitational. Jessica Welch shot a 78 in her third round to end as JU’s low scorer for the tournament and in a tie for 30th place.
As a team, Jacksonville put together a score of 962 over three rounds to finish ahead of Irvine (963) and Idaho (971). Morgan Matchett and Natalie Schmett each shot 79s on Tuesday for their low rounds of the tournament, and were joined by Sabrina Rumbaugh who shot an 81 to do the same.
Kent State took home the team title with a three-round score of 902, coming in one stroke ahead of Illinois. Hosted by Minnesota at the Minikahda Club, the Golden Gophers finished third with a total of 911.
“It was a great tournament to start the year,” said Head Coach Jennifer Borocz. “The competition here was likely the best we’ll see all year. It was a decent start for us and now we have a better idea of what we need to work on.”
T 30 Jessica Welch 82-77-78 = 237
45 Morgan Matchett 82-81-79 = 242
T 51 Natalie Schmett 82-85-79 = 246
T 54 Francesca Yong 82-76-90 = 248
56 Sabrina Rumbaugh 85-83-81 = 249
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