WashU Finishes 11th at NCAA Championship

WashU Finishes 11th at NCAA Championship

Houston, Texas, May 17, 2019 – The Washington University in St. Louis women's golf team closed out the 2018-19 season with an 11th place finish at the NCAA Division III National Championships held Tuesday-Friday in Houston. The 11th place finish is the sixth-best in school history.

The four-day, 72-hole event was played on a par-72, 5,889-yard layout at Bay Oaks Country Club in Houston. Bay Oaks was hosting the national tournament for the third time in the last four years.

WashU, who entered the day tied for 10th, fired a 322 in the final round to finish with a four-day total of 1276 (319-317-318-322). 

"We have a lot to build on in the future. We learned a lot this week about what we did well and how we can continue to progress," said WashU head coach Mary Swanson. "We are very capable of contending for championships and with the right mindset, training and diligence we will get there." 

WashU had all five golfers shoot between 80-82 on the final day, led by a pair of 80s by senior Sabrina Ho and freshman Lydia Tsai.

Tsai capped off the week with a 22nd place finish with a four-day total of 311. Senior Chloe DiPetrillo (315, 34th place) and freshman Julia Dai (317, 41st place) also had top-50 finishes for WashU.

Junior Emily Carnes (335, 69th place) and Ho (339, 71st place) rounded out the lineup for WashU.

University Athletic Association (UAA) member New York University rallied from an eight-stroke deficit with a record-tying round 294 to claims its first national championship in program history.

Cordelia Chan of Williams won individual medalist honors after firing a 296 (75-75, 74-72)

Team Leaderboard (top 5)
1. New York University, 311-302-310-294 - 1217
2. Williams, 309-306-300-307, 1222
3. Methodist, 307-307-320-298 - 934
4. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 315-303-308-307 - 1233
5. DePauw, 307-316-312-312, 1247

WashU Scores
T22. Lydia Tsai, 74-79-78-80, 311
T34. Chloe DiPetrillo, 79-78-77-81, 315
T41. Julia Dai, 79-78-79-81, 317
69. Emily Carnes, 87-82-84-82, 335
T71. Sabrina Ho, 91-84-84-80, 339