HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS, Fla. – The Washington and Lee women's golf team finished in 16th-place on Thursday and was the first team outside the cut at the NCAA Division III Championship held at the Mission Inn Resort & Golf Club.
The Top 15 teams and six individuals not on those teams made the cut to compete for the NCAA title on Friday. The Generals were edged out by Wisconsin-Whitewater for the final spot. W&L shot 339-338-335—1012 (+136) and UW-W finished at 350-330-320—1000 (+124) to take the final spot. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps continues to hold the lead with a 311-317-316—944 (+68).
In the individual competition, Margaret Loncki of CMS holds the lead by three strokes over Navika Kuchakulla of NYU. Loncki has posted a 77-75-72—224 (+5).
Washington and Lee was led by senior Mary-Frances Hall (State Road, N.C. / Elkin), who is in a tie for 51st overall with an 86-81-83—250 (+31). First-year Beth Ann Townsend (Greenville, S.C. / Travelers Rest) has carded an 84-85-84—253 (+34) that is tied for 61st, while sophomore Griffin Foultz (San Antonio, Texas / St. Mary's Hall) has notched an 85-84-85—254 (+35) that is tied for 64th.
Senior Liza Freed (Alexandria, Va. / St. Stephen's & St. Agnes) is tied for 77th with an 84-91-83—258 (+29) and first-year Hannah Jones (Atlanta, Ga. / Blessed Trinity) is tied for 98th with a 92-88-88—268 (+49).
Washington and Lee has now completed its 2017-18 campaign. The Generals entered the NCAA Tournament ranked 11th in Division III and W&L claimed the second ODAC title in program history.