MACOMB, Ill. - The Fighting Leatherneck women's golf team will competing the 2012 Summit League Championships next Monday and Tuesday (April 23-24) in Primm, Nev. at the Primm Valley Golf Course.
Last season Western finished second in the conference championships, the best finish in program history.
Sophomore Kristi Tschudin holds a team-best 79.6 stroke average this season, and team-bests in 2-round (151) and 3-round (228) invite lows. She also tallied a team-best round of 71, one under par, at the Claud Jacobs Challenge in Victoria, Texas.
Freshman Ashley Jeffers' best round of the year came this spring when she shot an even par. 71, in the Saluki Invitational. Jeffers is averaging a 81.9 this year. Right behind Jeffers is junior Alexa Arent and freshman Jessica Knepp who are averaging 82.6 this year.
Rounding out the Leathernecks' team is senior Samantha Hainline who is averaging 85.1 per round in the 2011-12 season.
2012 Summit League Championships
Host - Southern Utah
Location - Primm, Nev.
Course - Primm Valley Golf Course - Lakes
Par - 72
Yardage - 6,287
Live Scoring- Golfstat
Course Information: The Lakes Course opened in February of 1997 and was quickly given the ranking as one of the Top Ten Best New Courses that same year by Golf Digest Magazine. The Lakes Course will take you out of the desert and into another world. Complete with dense groves of tall pine trees, an extensive lakes and river system (in play on 11 holes) and acre-upon-acre of beautifully manicured green rye grass interrupted only by numerous bunkers. Generous fairways that slope towards the middle make the course very player friendly, but don’t be fooled. This 6,945-yard par-71 course is a challenge that puts even the best golfer to the test. The undulating, well-bunkered greens and plenty of water hazards will make it difficult to tame this beautiful beast.
Last Time Out: The Fighting
Leathernecks finished sixth in the Creighton Classic, which concluded
Tuesday afternoon (April 17), with a two-round score of 676 (348, 328).
Northern Iowa walked away on top after carding a team score of 635 (307, 328), while North Dakota State's Amy Anderson finished #1 individually with a score of 149 (74, 75).
Western's sophomore golfer Kristi Tschudin recorded her first-ever hole in one. Tschudin used her five iron on a par 3 that was 165 yards to sink the rare ace. The sophomore standout paced Western tying for 20th with a score of 167 (84, 83).
The remainder of the Leatherneck's top-five finished better than 35th in the invite, with freshman Jessica Knepp finishing 25th with a score of 169, junior Alexa Arent placing tied for 28th with a score of 171, senior Samantha Hainline finishing tied for 31st with a score of 172, and freshman Ashley Jeffers finishing tied for 34th with a score of 173.
Competing as an individual, freshman Nikki Tatham finished tied for 22nd after carding a 168.