Aurora 3-Peats As NACC Women's Golf Champion

Aurora 3-Peats As NACC Women's Golf Champion

KANSASVILLE, Wisconsin -- Aurora University led after each day of the 2016 Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference Women's Golf Championship and scored an event-best 350 in the third and final round to win its third straight title Sunday afternoon at Brighton Dale Links.

The three-peat matches the Spartans three-year run from 2006-08 for their sixth overall championship.

Aurora's three-day total of 1,066 (357-359-350) was 47 strokes better than runner-up Benedictine University's 1,113 (378-366-369).

Lakeland University (1,151) was third, Concordia University Wisconsin (1,166) fourth and Marian University (1,179) fifth.

Wisconsin Lutheran College (1,291), Edgewood College (1,320) and Alverno College (1,678) rounded out the team scores.

WLC's Ellyn Mortell won medalist honors for the second consecutive season. The junior carded a 36-over-par 252 (80-88-84) to get past runner-up Jennifer Feliciano from Aurora, who scored a 254 (87-82-85). Mortell was also named NACC Player of the Year for the second year in a row.

Benedictine's Kayla McHale tied for fourth overall with a 46-over-par 262 (88-82-92) 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 for the third consecutive year. The conference title earned the Spartans a trip to the NCAA Division III Women's Golf Championship in the spring.

Additionally, the top 11 finishers -- traditionally 10, but extended to 11 due to a tie -- were named All-NACC.


2016 NACC Women's Golf Championship
Brighton Dale Links
Kansasville, Wis.
Dates: Sept. 30-Oct 2, 2016
Par:     72   72   72
Yards: 5823 5839 5840

Fin.  Top 20 teams                     Scores         Total    Par 
   1  Aurora.........................  357  359  350   1066   +202
   2  Benedictine....................  378  366  369   1113   +249
   3  Lakeland.......................  388  391  372   1151   +287
   4  Concordia Wisconsin............  388  388  390   1166   +302
   5  Marian.........................  404  388  387   1179   +315
   6  Wisconsin Lutheran.............  431  439  421   1291   +427
   7  Edgewood.......................  436  435  449   1320   +456
   8  Alverno........................  537  546  595   1678   +814


Fin.  Top 20 Players        Team                              Scores        Total    Par 
   1  Mortell, Ellyn....... Wisconsin Lutheran.............   80   88   84    252    +36
   2  Feliciano, Jennifer.. Aurora.........................   87   82   85    254    +38
   3  Wise, Tayler......... Marian.........................   87   86   87    260    +44
t  4  McHale, Kayla........ Benedictine....................   88   82   92    262    +46
t  4  Williams, Sami Jo.... Lakeland.......................   95   82   85    262    +46
   6  Phipps, Victoria..... Aurora.........................   85   93   85    263    +47
   7  Barker, Kelly........ Benedictine....................   87   91   86    264    +48
   8  Fenney, Jordan....... Wisconsin Lutheran.............   93   90   87    270    +54
   9  Zastrow, Maddy....... Concordia Wisconsin............   95   87   91    273    +57
t 10  Anderson, Lauren..... Aurora.........................   89   97   91    277    +61
t 10  Funk, Nikki.......... Aurora.........................   96   92   89    277    +61
  12  Wilde, Leah.......... Concordia Wisconsin............   99   91   93    283    +67
  13  Anthony, Susan....... Benedictine....................   93   93   98    284    +68
  14  Bednarski, Kayla..... Aurora.........................   97   92   99    288    +72
  15  Spaight, Jessi....... Lakeland.......................   96  103   95    294    +78
  16  Staven, Jorey........ Marian.........................  106   94   96    296    +80
  17  Wierzbach, Ashlee.... Lakeland.......................   98  101   98    297    +81
  18  Simko, Finni......... Lakeland.......................   99  105   94    298    +82
  19  McCue, Ries.......... Benedictine....................  110  100   93    303    +87
t 20  Grube, Kendelle...... Edgewood.......................   96  101  107    304    +88
t 20  Olkiewicz, Haley..... Concordia Wisconsin............   94  103  107    304    +88