Tuesday, October 1, 2013
WEST MIDDLESEX, Pa. - The Westminster College women's golf team placed second at the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) Fall Invitational on Tuesday with a two-day-36-hole score of 747. The 33-player invitational (5,807 yards, par-71) was hosted by Oak Tree Country Club.
Grove City secured the title with a score of 721. Grove City's Esther Durling took home the medalist honors after carding a two-round score of 158 (79-79).
Titan junior Morgan Pierce (Fredonia, PA / Reynolds) paced Westminster with a fifth-place finish with a score of 182 (92-90). Senior Rachel Sherman (North East, PA / North East) followed, after an eight-stroke improvement from day one, with a tie for sixth-place with an 184 (96-88).
Rounding out the Westminster scorers were junior Jordan McGee (Punxsutawney, PA / Punxsutawney) (14th/195), sophomore Carly Boughner (Cooperstown, PA / Rocky Grove) (18t/200), and senior Jenna Huston (Beaver Falls, PA / Blackhawk) (18t/200).
The PAC Fall Golf Invitational counts for one-half of the 72-hole team total (combined with the 2014 PAC Golf Championship this coming April), which will determine the 2013-14 PAC team champions and, if all seven of the league's programs hit NCAA participation minimums, the conference's first-ever automatic bid for the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament.
Saint Vincent finished in third (750), Washington & Jefferson in fourth (754), Thiel in fifth (814), Waynesburg in sixth (947) and Thomas More in seventh (1,097).
The 2014 PAC Spring Golf Championships will be held Friday-Saturday, April 25-26 at Cedarbrook Golf Club in Belle Vernon, Pa.
Westminster will wrap up its fall season this weekend as it competes in the Muskingum Fall Invitational.
About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Forbes.com. Westminster is a top-tier liberal arts college and a national leader in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 378 Colleges" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.
Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 41 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.