Spartans Repeat At NACC Women's Golf Championship

Spartans Repeat At NACC Women's Golf Championship

BRISTOL, Wis. -- Aurora led after each day of the 2015 Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference Women's Golf Championship and fired an event-best 350 in the final round to win its second consecutive title Sunday afternoon at Bristol Oaks Golf Club.

It was the Spartans' fifth championship overall, which includes a three-year run from 2006-08.

Aurora's three-day total of 1,091 (370-371-350) was 15 strokes better than runner-up Concordia Wisconsin's 1,106 (376-369-361), who trailed by just four after shooting a second-round-best 369.

Benedictine (1,147) was third, Marian (1,159) fourth and Wisconsin Lutheran (1,163) fifth.

Lakeland (1,177), Edgewood (1,276) and Alverno (1,622) rounded out the team scores.

WLC's Ellyn Mortell claimed medalist honors, which snapped CUW's seven-season run of the top individual scorer. The sophomore carded a 34-over-par 250 (88-82-80) to edge runner-up and two-time champion Nina Puch, who scored a 252 (88-84-80). Mortell was also named NACC Player of the Year.

Benedictine's Kelly Barker placed third with a 45-over-par 261 (91-87-83) and was the top rookie finisher, which earned her the NACCC Freshman of the Year award.

Aurora's Justin Wyeth was voted NACC Coach of the Year by his peers. The conference title earned the Spartans a trip to the NCAA Division III Women's Golf Championship in the spring.

Additionally, the top 10 finishers were named All-NACC.


2015 NACC Championship
Bristol Oaks Golf Club
Bristol, Wis.
Dates: Oct. 2-4, 2015
Par 72, 5836 yards, Slope 126, Rating 72.8

Fin.  Top 20 teams                     Scores         Total    Par 
   1  Aurora.........................  370  371  350   1091   +227
   2  Concordia Wisconsin............  376  369  361   1106   +242
   3  Benedictine....................  385  390  372   1147   +283
   4  Marian.........................  393  387  379   1159   +295
   5  Wisconsin Lutheran.............  410  371  382   1163   +299
   6  Lakeland.......................  402  395  380   1177   +313
   7  Edgewood.......................  442  416  418   1276   +412
   8  Alverno........................  517  596  509   1622   +758


Fin.  Top 20 Players        Team                              Scores        Total    Par 
   1  Mortell, Ellyn....... Wisconsin Lutheran.............   88   82   80    250    +34
   2  Puch, Nina........... Concordia Wisconsin............   88   84   80    252    +36
   3  Barker, Kelly........ Benedictine....................   91   87   83    261    +45
   4  Wise, Tayler......... Marian.........................   92   86   84    262    +46
   5  Funk, Nicole......... Aurora.........................   87   96   81    264    +48
   6  Anderson, Lauren..... Aurora.........................   87   91   92    270    +54
   7  Williams, Sami Jo.... Lakeland.......................   95   90   90    275    +59
   8  Smith, Kara.......... Aurora.........................  102   89   86    277    +61
   9  Fenney, Jordan....... Wisconsin Lutheran.............   99   91   92    282    +66
  10  Olkiewicz, Haley..... Concordia Wisconsin............   98   95   91    284    +68
  11  Phipps, Victoria..... Aurora.........................   99   95   91    285    +69
  12  Westphal, Lexi....... Concordia Wisconsin............   98   97   93    288    +72
  13  Simko, Finni......... Lakeland.......................   94   94  101    289    +73
t 14  Haen, Kayla.......... Concordia Wisconsin............   92  101   97    290    +74
t 14  Marshall, Dana....... Edgewood.......................  103   93   94    290    +74
  16  Reddersdorf, Megan... Concordia Wisconsin............   99   93  100    292    +76
t 17  Kappel, Alexandria... Benedictine....................   98  104   92    294    +78
t 17  Weber, Bailey........ Benedictine....................   94  103   97    294    +78
  19  Bednarski, Kayla..... Aurora.........................   97   96  102    295    +79
  20  Anthony, Susan....... Benedictine....................  102   96  100    298    +82