Eugene, Mo. – The Columbia College women’s golf team took third place in the American Midwest Conference (AMC) Championship on Tuesday afternoon at Redfield Golf and Country Club. The Cougars claimed third place after shooting a two-day score of 678 (337-341, +102).
Top-ranked William Woods University won the seven-team event for the 13th straight year with a score of 588 (+12). Freed-Hardeman University came in second place after recording a 636 (+60) while Park University finished in fourth with a score of 696 (+120). Hannibal-LaGrange rounded out the top-five after shooting a 787 (+211)
Winning the conference individual championship for the second straight season, was Celia Mansour from William Woods. Mansour shot an even-par 144 (71-73) over the tournament. After shooting one-under for the first round, Mansour shot one over on the second day. Mansour was the only player in the tournament at even par or under par for the tournament.
Senior Laken Frese and sophomore Claire McDonald finished in a tie for 13th place to lead the Cougars after carding a two-day score of 168 (+24). Frese shot an 82 on day one and turned in an 86 on the final day while McDonald posted an 83 on the first day and an 85 on the second.
Freshman Michelle Clark finished in a tie for 18th, as she scored a 28-over par 172 (85-87), while senior Mikayla Knaebel ended up in a tie for 24th, as she turned in her scorecard with a 37-over par 181 (95-86).
At the conclusion of the tournament, the All-AMC team was announced. Frese was named to the Honorable-Mention squad after leading the Cougars for most of the season, averaging 85 strokes per round.
Members of the Academic All-AMC team were recognized as well. Elizabeth Friedman, Sarah Barris, Nichols, Clark, and Knaebel received the honor.
For the complete tournament results and all-conference information, visit www.amcsportsonline.com.