Wildcat Women's Golf Takes Eighth at NCAA East Super Regional

Wildcat Women's Golf Takes Eighth at NCAA East Super Regional

CANTON, Ohio — At its first NCAA East Super Regional in program history, the Northern Michigan women's golf team took eighth.

The Wildcats shot a three-round 971 (324-322-325) at the event, which was held Monday through Wednesday at the Glenmoor Country Club. 

"The ladies have come a long way this year and have a lot to be proud of," said interim head coach Bob Bastian. "If you were to tell us two years ago, when everything started, we would win our home tournament, finish second in the conference tournament, have three players named to the all-GLIAC honorable mention team and get a bid to play in an NCAA super regional, I think we would have taken that."

Caro Els led Northern Michigan, placing 20th with a score of 233 (79-76-78). She was joined in the top 35 by Haley Hewer (t-34th, 80-78-82=240).

As the top-three teams, Indianapolis (290-293-292=875), Grand Valley State (300-307-305=912) and Missouri-St. Louis (312-298-308=918) advanced to the NCAA Championships. Indianapolis's Pilar Echeverria won the individual title, finishing two below par with a score of 214 (71-70-73).

The Wildcats, who are in their second season, finished in the top five at seven of their 11 events, including four in a row entering the NCAA East Super Regional: the Perry Park Spring Fling (5th of 18), NC4K College Classic (4th of 18), Cav Classic (t-2nd of 12) and GLIAC Championships (2nd of 12). Based on their Golfstat regional ranking, Hewer, Karissa Guthrie and Avery Rochester were named to the all-GLIAC honorable mention team.