EUGENE, Mo.—The No. 5-ranked William Woods University women’s golf team won its 12th consecutive American Midwest Conference (AMC) Championship on Tuesday afternoon, as the Owls shot a 10-over par 586 (296-290), for the victory.
The team won by 57-strokes over second place, Freed-Hardeman University, who shot a 67-over par 643 (318-325). Park University finished in third, with a 97-over par 673 (333-340), while Columbia College shot a 112-over par 688 (345-343), for fourth.
Individually, all five WWU golfers finished one through five on the leaderboard, with freshman Celia Mansour, winning her first AMC Championship, as she was the lone player under par, after scoring a 2-under par 142 (72-70).
Junior Myriam Hassan (79-70) made a jump up the leaderboard in the second round and tied with freshman Katie Warren (75-74) for second place, as the duo totaled a 5-over par 149.
Defending champion, Jodie Peacock, finished in fourth, as she scored a 6-over par 150 (74-76), while another freshman, Megan Cullen, ended up in fifth, as she turned in her scorecard with a 7-over par 151 (75-76).
WWU finishes the year with a scoring average of 299.17, which makes the Owls the first NAIA women’s team to average better than 300 for the year. They also broke its own school scoring record by over 10-strokes.
With the win, the Owls have earned an automatic bid to the NAIA National Championship, which is set to begin on May 12th and conclude on the 15th in Pooler, Georgia.
Fans make sure to stay updated on wwuowls.com for a full preview of the NAIA National Championship in the coming weeks.