Embry-Riddle golf’s Williams places 9th, Carlson 28th at nationals
OKLAHOMA CITY — Embry-Riddle women’s golfers Jessica Williams and Elle Carlson placed among the Top 30 of the 97 golfers who played the final round of the 2019 NAIA Championship tournament on Friday, May 17.
Competing as individuals at Lincoln Park Golf Club’s West Course, Williams rallied to finish in a four-way tie for ninth place with an overall score of +4. She fired an impressive minus-5 in the fourth round, which was the best round of the day.
Williams compiled scores of 79-74-72-67 over the four rounds for a 292 total on the par 72, 6,050-yard course. She jumped 20 spots in the standings on Friday, ending strongly following a difficult opening-round start.
Carlson wound up in a five-way tie for 28th place after tallying a fourth-round total of +6. Carlson’s final total score was +12. She recorded scores of 74-73-75-78 for a 300.
Keiser University’s Michela Tjan won the individual national title, ending with a four-round total of minus-4. She posted a fourth-round score of minus-2 with totals of 73-70-71-70 for a 284. Avril Li (minus-1, 71-73-74-69=287) and Kate Johnston (Even, 75-69-72-72=288) of British Columbia placed second and third, respectively.
In the final team standings, British Columbia won the national title with a +23 total (294-296-294-291=1175), followed by Keiser University in second place with a +28 (297-296-296-291=1180) and SCAD-Savannah in third with a +38 (302-294-302-292=1190).
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