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Saints Women's Golf Earns Best Finish in Program History

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The Carroll College women's golf team finished second place at the Frontier Conference Golf tournament, the highest finish in program history, Wednesday at the Ahwatukee Country Club in south Phoenix.

Carroll entered the day in second place and continued the strong play in the third round.

"As a golfer that is the position you want to be in," head coachBennett MacIntyre said. "It isn't a position we have been in a lot as a team but the girls really stepped up to the challenge and played their best round of the tournament."

The Saints scored a three round team score of 1002, 22 strokes behind champions Lewis-Clark State and 23 strokes ahead of Frontier Conference power Rocky Mountain (1025). Regular season champions Westminster finished in fourth place with a three-round total of 1039.

"It is really exciting to beat Rocky and Westminster," MacIntyre said. "We have a really tough conference and those teams play tremendous golf. It was a great result for us."

Senior Jackie Mee led the Saints with a third round total of 80 which put her in a tie for third place at 239. Sophomore Rachel Miles finish ninth overall after closing out with two strong rounds.

"Jackie did what she does and that is compete for the title with consistent play," MacIntyre said. "Rachel has really improved during the spring and her last two rounds this week were the best of her college career so far, she has a bright future."

Jaylin Kenney played her tournament low round of 83 to finish off the tournament and help the Saints improve on their second-round total by a stroke, from 333 to 332.

"Jaylin really came on strong for us in today," MacIntyre said. "She was really on fire through the first nine or ten holes but she cooled off a little bit toward the end. She ended with a great round and really helped the team out."

Lexi Pyette finished 11th overall with a 258, Amanda Roberts was 12th with a 259 and Kenney's third round 82 moved her into a tie for 16th place overall.

The Carroll men finished fourth overall with a three round team total of 937. Connor Hausauer, Chace Daskalos and Justin Galiher tied all tied for 11th place with a three-round total of 233. Michael Lavinfinished with a 239 for 18th place and Colin Gunstream tied for 21st with a 243.

"It is frustrating to see Connor and Colin end their career with a disappointing tournament. Those two are great golfers and they've done some great things for us," MacIntyre said. "They knew that they were going to have to put in a great performance to win and I think they pressed a little too much. Once the guys started struggling they couldn't get it back on track."

The Saints finished 18 strokes behind third-place Rocky Mountain and well behind team champions Lewis-Clark who finished with an 884.

Story Contributed by Carroll Sports Information.

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