EAST LANSING, Mich. – The Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) Champion Westminster women's golf team concluded their run at the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament on Thursday, finishing in 21st place with a three-day score of 1055 (+191).
Westminster posted a team score of 360 (+72) at the par-72, 5,818-yard Forest Akers West Course in the third round. The top 15 teams and the top six individuals not on one of those teams advanced to the final round tomorrow.
The Titans were led again by sophomore Kasey Clifford (Longport, NJ / Ocean City), who carded a 10-over par round of 82 and finished tied for 59th in the 131-player field at Division III's premier event at 33-over par over three days. The two-time PAC player of the Year carded nine pars on her day three scorecard to lead the Titans.
Sophomore Erika Hoover (New Castle, PA / Wilmington Area) was the next-best finisher for Westminster, coming into the clubhouse with a round of 90 (+18) and a three-day total of +49. Hoover's day was highlighted by a pair of birdies on the par-5 second hole and the par-5 13th. Hoover finished tied for 101st place in the individual standings. First-years Sierra Richard (Beaver Falls, PA / Blackhawk) and Morgan Byers (Venetia, PA / Peters Township) carded round of 93 (+21) and 95 (+23), respectively on day three. Richard finished the tournament tied for 107th place with a relative to par score of +55 while Byers concluded the week in 110th place at +56. Sophomore Baylee Horvath (Murrysville, PA / Franklin Regional) rounded out the scoring for Westminster with a score of 96 (+24) in the third round. Horvath finished in 120th place with a three-day mark of +73.
The Titans, under the guidance of fourth-year Head Coach Matt Torrence, finished the season with its third PAC Championship in a row and won every tournament it competed in during the regular season. The Titans made their second NCAA Tournament appearance in three years. Westminster's three-straight PAC titles are the most consecutive PAC championships in program history.