Sami Penor of Biola University in La Mirada captured the individual title in a playoff and led the Eagles to a dominating 22-stroke victory over Erskine College of South Carolina in the National Christian College Athletic Association Women’s Championships on the Conservatory Course at Hammock Beach Resort https://www.hammockbeach.com/golf/overview in Palm Coast, Fla.
Biola, led by NCCAA Coach of the Year Jane Carr, claimed its third victory of the season with a score of 312-311-309—932, 68-over-par, while Erskine totaled 316-310-328—954, and Campbellsville University of Kentucky was third at 319-325-333—977, followed by Bethel College of Indiana at 318-329-335—982.
Ottawa University of Arizona was fifth at 320-330-339—989, followed by Grace College of Indiana at 327-338-333—998, Southwestern Christian of Oklahoma at 329-334-338—1001, Oakland City University of Indiana at 353-357-374—1084 and Central Christian of Kansas at 358-384-382—1124.
Penor, a freshman from Henderson, Nev., who played on four Nevada State Championship teams at Coral Academy in Las Vegas, claimed the title with a three-foot birdie on the first extra hole to turn back Kylie Withrow of Campbellsville.
In winning her second title of the season, Penor carded a score of 78-75-76—229, 13-over-par, while Withrow finished at 74-76-79—229.
Anna Parramore of Erskine was third at 81-75-76—232, followed by Madelyn Lehr of Southwestern Christian at 76-78-79—233 and Katie Brooks of Bethel at 80-79-75—234.
Tori Roeske of Biola University was sixth at 80-77-78—235, while her Eagles teammate Sophia Karnazes shot 74-83-80—237 to tie for seventh with Michaela Jarman of Campbellsville, who wound up at 79-82-76—237.
Alexis Gopfert of Biola totaled 80-79-79—238 to tie for ninth with Kayli Melissa of Ottawa, who finished at 80-78-80—238, and Kayla Witt of Southwestern Christian, who came in at 79-79-80—238.
Jules Loibl rounded out the scoring for team champion Biola in a tie for 13th at 84-80-76—240.
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