The William Woods University Women’s Golf team, sponsored by Fulton Medical Center, wrapped up its fall schedule with a victory at the 2016 Columbia Cougar Classic. This is the second tournament the Owls have won this fall.
WWU shot a team score of 36-over par 620 (317-303) to win the tournament. The Owls second round score of 303 is the lowest round for the Owls this season. William Woods won the tournament by 63 shots. Columbia College game in second shooting 99-over par 683 (324-341). For complete results, click here. For individual results, click here.
Leading the Owls to the victory were Katie Warren, Fumika Matsumoto and Jade Shellback, who finished first, second and third at the tournament.
Warren, a native of Swindon, England, finished the tournament shooting four-over par 150 (74-76) for the first-place finish. This is Warren’s first victory of the season and it’s her third top five finish of the season.
Matsumoto shot a second round even-par 73 to earn her second place finish. Matsumoto finished five-over par 151 (78-73), finishing one shot behind Warren. Her round of 73 today is her lowest round as an Owl.
Shellback improved one spot after the second round improving to third place after shooting over a four-over par 77 in the second round. She finished 11-over par 157 (80-77). This is her first top five finish of the season.
Rounding out the Owls scorers were Megan Cullen and Alex Bankovich. Cullen finished in sixth place after shooting 17-over par 163 (86-77). The sixth-place finish is the second top ten finish for Cullen. Bankovich came away with its second top ten finish of the season as she was 23-over par 169 (85-84). Bankovich finished tied for eighth.
Golfing as individuals for the Owlas was Nikki Callahan, Kelsey Moreland and Brooke Barrett. Callahan finished tied for eighth as she improved four spots in the second round. She shot a two-day total of 23-over par 169 (88-81). Moreland finished in 19th place as she shot 36-over par 182 (88-94). Rounding out the Owls was freshman Barrett. Barrett finished tied for 20th with a two-day total of 38-over par 184 (95-89).