Eureka, Mo. – The 2018 Missouri S&T women's golf team capped off its spring season with a 10th-place tying performance at the 2018 Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) Women's Golf Championship (April 27-29) as the Lady Miners posted a three-round 1,050 team score.
Missouri S&T recorded rounds of 346, 349, and 355 on the par 72, 5,938-yard Fox Run Golf Club course. The Lady Miners finished tied with Rockhurst (1,050, +186) for 10th-place honors in the 14-team conference tournament as both teams trailed ninth-place Drury (1,029, +165) by 21 strokes. Maryville concluded play six strokes in back of S&T and Rockhurst with a 1,056 score (+192).
Indianapolis was crowned GLVC Tournament Champions for the seventh consecutive time (2012-18) as the Greyhounds accumulated a first-place 886-stroke total (+22). Runner-up honors went to Missouri-St. Louis (923, +59) and Illinois-Springfield captured third place by shooting a 956-team score (+92). Southern Indiana (989, +125) and Truman State (1,000, +136) rounded out the top five with fourth and fifth-place showings, respectively.
The top performer for S&T was freshman Tylor Whitley (Raleigh, N.C./Garner), who took 23rd place by carding a three-round 248 score (84-81-83=248, +32).
Freshman Taylor Ornelas (Whittier, Calif./La Serna) netted a 264 (84-88-92=264, +48) to place in a three-way tie for 45th while two other S&T freshmen, Riley McFarlane(McKinney, Texas/McKinney North) and Katie Hamilton (Republic, Mo./Republic) both earned a four-way share of 51st place after generating 269 scores (+53). McFarlane compiled rounds of 96, 86, and 87 which moved her up three spots in the final individual standings while Hamilton turned in 82, 94, and 93 rounds for the 54-hole tournament.
Rounding out the scoring for the Lady Miners was freshman Karson Kimsey (Sautee Nacoochee, Ga./White County), who ended up with a 69th-place 292 total (97-97-98=292, +76).
Individual medalist honors went to Indianapolis' Paxton DeHaven, who finished at three-over par with a 219 score. Nicolle Barmettler of Truman State was second at 222 (+6) and two Indianapolis players, Pilar Echeverria and Katharina Keilich garnered a tie for third place by totaling seven-over par 223-stroke totals.
The top-five finishers at the 2018 GLVC Women's Golf Championship are named All-GLVC and the top finishing individual earned medalist recognition. The remaining golf awards will be determined by season results and a coaches vote. The 2018 GLVC Women's Golf Championship represented the 20th year of the annual league tournament.
The 2017-18 campaign represented S&T's inaugural season of intercollegiate competition.