W&J Women's Golf PAC Championship Streak Comes to an End in 2011
WEST MIDDLESEX, Pa. -- Washington & Jefferson College’s streak of five consecutive Presidents’ Athletic Conference Women’s Golf Championships came to an end on Wednesday, April 27 at Oak Tree Country Club as Grove City College edged the Presidents for the 2011 title.
The Wolverines (359-354) won their first PAC women’s golf championship since 2003 with a 63-hole total of 1,280 strokes (567 during 27 holes in fall, 713 in 36 holes in spring). A championship series determines the conference champion in which two rounds were played in the fall and the final 36 holes were competed the last two days. During the fall, one of the rounds was reduced to nine holes due to rain.
W&J was second with 1,341 strokes (377-375 in spring) followed by Westminster (1,378) and Saint Vincent (1,540). Individuals from Thiel and Waynesburg also competed.
W&J sophomore Catherine Schlegel (Reston, Va./Flint Hill) fell one stroke short of becoming the 12th consecutive W&J player to earn the PAC Medalist award. Schlegel amassed 169 strokes (83-86) over the past two days, but was edged out by Grove City’s Arielle Goyzueta (168--87-81). The Presidents had claimed the PAC Player of the Year award every season since 1999.
Senior Christina Brant (Latrobe, Pa./Latrobe) notched Second Team All-PAC laurels after posting a two-day score of 185 (89-96) and placed seventh overall.
Junior Tara Fatula (DuBois, Pa./DuBois) totaled 195 strokes (101-94) to finish 11th, just one spot out of earning second-team, all-conference status. Freshman Katelyn Vannoy (Beaver Falls, Pa./Blackhawk) earned 13th place after compiling a championship total of 203 shots (104-99).
Grove City Head Coach Melissa Lamie was selected as the PAC Coach of the Year.