DePauw juniors Paige Gooch (Fort Mitchell, KY/Beechwood) and Kelsey Smith (Indianapolis, IN/Hamilton Southeastern) each shot 77 in today's third round to lead DePauw to a 321 team score and sixth place overall with one round remaining at the NCAA Division III Championships at the Baytowne Golf Course at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.
Led by junior Paige Gooch's (Fort Mitchell, KY/Beechwood) 78 and junior Kelsey Smith's (Indianapolis, IN/Hamilton Southeastern) 79, DePauw shot a second-round 323 and is in sixth place at the midway point of the NCAA Division III Women's Golf Championships at the Baytowne Golf Course at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.
Denison University posted top-five finishes in 19 of 23 sports to earn the North Coast Athletic Conference All-Sports Championship for the 12th time in school history. The Big Red opened the year with top-five finishes in five of the seven fall sports, and kept the momentum rolling into the winter season with five more top-five finishes, including league titles in men's swimming & diving and women's swimming & diving. DU capped off the year with a strong showing in the spring season, finishing in the top-five in nine of the 10 sports, including the outright NCAC title in men's lacrosse. The Big Red secured the 2013 All-Sports title by compiling 165.0 total points, edging out 2012 All-Sports champion DePauw (159.5) by five-and-a-half points.
The 2013 NCAC Women’s Golf Championship Series concluded on Sunday afternoon at Oakhaven Golf Club in Delaware, Ohio, hosted by Ohio Wesleyan. DePauw captured its second-consecutive NCAC championship after totalling 1,271 strokes in two the two championship series events combined. Wittenberg was second in the combined championship standings with 1,329 strokes, followed by Allegheny (1,341), Denison (1,379), Ohio Wesleyan (1,447), Wooster (1,625) and Hiram (1,686).
The 2013 NCAC Golf Championship Series concluded on Sunday afternoon at Oakhaven Golf Club in Delaware, Ohio, with the Wittenberg men winning their fourth-straight league crown with a 72-hole score of 1,202 (295-291-313-303), while the DePauw women captured their second-consecutive NCAC championship after concluding the event with a score of 1,271 (317-315-321-318).
The first event of the 2013 NCAC Golf Championship Series was contested last weekend (Apr. 27-28) at the Granville Golf Course, in Granville, Ohio. Three-time defending NCAC men’s golf champion Wittenberg leads after the first event with a 36-hole team total of 586 (295-291), while DePauw, the 2012 NCAC women’s golf champion, sits atop the women’s leaderboard after the first event with a two-day team total of 632 (317-315).
The Wittenberg men and DePauw women emerged as favorites in the 2013 North Coast Athletic Conference men's and women's pre-championship golf polls, respectively, based on balloting from league coaches. Denison will host the first of two NCAC Golf Championship Series events this weekend (Apr. 27-28) at Granville Golf Club. Event two is scheduled for May 4-5 at Oakhaven Golf Club in Delaware, Ohio. For both events, the men and women will play 36 holes over two days, with 18 holes being played on both Saturday and Sunday. The top team finisher after all rounds are completed will be crowned the conference champion, while the individual medalist honors will go to the top man and woman after the completion of both championship events. Both the men's and women's team champion will receive the league's automatic bid into their respective NCAA Division III National Championship.
The first event of the 2013 NCAC Golf Championship Series will be contested this weekend (Apr. 27-28) at Granville Golf Club with Denison serving as the host institution. The second event of the championship series will take place the following weekend (May 4-5) at Oakhaven Golf Club with Ohio Wesleyan serving as the host institution.