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BLAIRSVILLE, Pa. (pacathletics.org)–Westminster College rallied from a six-stroke deficit to secure the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Women’s Golf team title Saturday at the Chestnut Ridge Golf Course in Blairsville, Pa.

The team title is Westminster’s fourth and first since the 2011-12 season.

This year’s PAC Championships featured a 54-hole stroke play event, with the 36 holes contested last fall combined with Saturday’s single round. For the third-straight year, the fall championships were played at the Avalon Golf & Country Club in Warren, Ohio. The women played on the Avalon at Squaw Creek course in Vienna, Ohio.

Westminster entered Saturday’s round in second place after the fall championship rounds with a 753 (389-364). The Titans logged a team score of 360 Saturday to claim the title with a 54-hole total of 1113.

Last fall, Washington & Jefferson College followed up its opening-round 379 with a second round score of 368 to carry a six-stroke edge (747) into Saturday’s final round. W&J posted a 441 to finish as this year’s runner-up with a three-round score of 1188.

Saint Vincent College, last year’s league champion, finished third with a 1265 (441-432-392). Grove City College was fourth (1416, 480-454-482) while Waynesburg University finished fifth (1848, 625-631-592).

PAC Player of the Year honors went to Saint Vincent sophomore Sydney Ball (Pittsford, N.Y. | Pittsford Mendon) after posting a three-round score of 259. She claimed fall medalist honors after finishing with a two-round score of 177 (89-88) and earned spring medalist honors after firing an 82 Saturday afternoon. Ball was third at the PAC Championships last year.

W&J junior Alexandra Jakubow (Massillon, Ohio | Jackson) was this year’s runner-up with a three-round total of 268. She registered a 180 (93-87) last fall and posted an 88 Saturday.

Westminster sixth-year head coach Matt Torrence earned PAC Coach of the Year honors for leading the Titans to the league title.  

By virtue of claiming this year’s PAC title, Westminster secured the league’s automatic qualifying bid to the NCAA Division III Championships. This year’s Division III Women’s Championships are scheduled for May 14-17 at the Bay Oaks Country Club in Houston with the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor serving as host.

 

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