Grove City Edges W&J For 2013 PAC Women’s Golf Title
BELLE VERNON, Pa. -- Grove City rallied from a 12-stroke deficit to earn the 2013 Presidents’ Athletic Conference Women’s Golf Championship on Tuesday at Cedarbrook Golf Club.
The Wolverines shot a four-woman team score of 379 to finish the 72-hole PAC Championship Series with 1,490 strokes. W&J led for the first 54 holes, but were nipped in the end after totaling 1,497 shots, including 398 this afternoon. The opening 36 holes were played during the fall season at Oak Tree Country Club, while the final 36 were hosted at Cedarbrook the last two days.
Westminster was third with 1,530 total strokes, while Thiel (1,644) was fourth. One individual competed from both Saint Vincent and Waynesburg. Thomas More only competed during the fall tournament.
Grove City’s Esther Durling fired a final-round score of 83 to earn medalist honors in the 22-player field with a 36-hole score of 174 (91-83). Sarah Rebitch of Saint Vincent was second at 175 (91-84).
Washington & Jefferson sophomore Jennifer Suder (Cranberry Township, Pa./Seneca Valley) and freshman Amanda Halula (Mechanicsburg, Pa./Cumberland Valley) tied for fourth place and earned First Team All-PAC status.
Suder carded the low team round of the day with 92 strokes after posting a 93 on Monday, while Halula followed up yesterday’s team-low round of 90 with 95 strokes today.
Senior Ellen Schmitt (Pittsburgh, Pa./Upper St. Clair) and junior Katelyn Vannoy (Beaver Falls, Pa./Blackhawk) finished in a tie for 14th place with 205 strokes (Schmitt: 101-104; Vannoy: 98-107). Freshman Kylie McKenna (Pittsburgh, Pa./Upper St. Clair) rounded out the W&J golfers in 21st place with 239 strokes (116-123).
Washington & Jefferson has won seven PAC women’s golf titles in history with the last coming in 2010.