FLOSSMOOR, IL – The Governors State women's golf team closed its 2016-17 season with a ninth-place finish (out of 11 schools) at the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships, held at the par-73, 6,192-yard Flossmoor Country Club course.
The Jaguars shot a 439 Friday afternoon, compiling a two-day score of 903. Cardinal Stritch (674) took home the CCAC team title, earning a berth into the NAIA National Championships. Runner-up honors went to Olivet Nazarene (687), who was followed by Saint Xavier (710), St. Francis (722), Holy Cross (731), Purdue Northwest (771) — appearing in its final CCAC tourney — St. Ambrose (776), Robert Morris (808), Governors State (903), Trinity Christian (1,000) and Calumet St. Joseph (DNS).
Hannah Stradling of Cardinal Stritch captured medalist honors with an 11-over-par total of 157.
Anne Best paced the Jaguars with a 36-hole total of 214, good enough for 35th place. Teammate Nicole Brusich finished eight-strokes back with a 222. Emily Bell shared honors with Best for GSU's lowest round of the day (105) in recording a 229. Megan Kirn completed scoring with a 238 tally.
Today's round marked the final collegiate event for Brusich. Senior Ava Marciniak and junior Toi Bowers have exhausted their eligibility as well, leaving Head Coach Mark Haines with four returnees for next season.
"We improved our score by 25 strokes today, benefiting from the better weather conditions," said Coach Haines. "Overall, I'm pleased with our showing in the tournament, we will only get stronger as a program."
Friday's action brought to a close GSU athletic competition for 2016-17.