WEST LAFAYETTE, Ohio – Over three days and 36 holes at River Greens Golf Course, the Capital University women's golf team maintained a steady placement over the weekend. The Crusaders finished the season with the OAC Women's Golf Tournament in fourth place, and housed three All-OAC performers.
The third and final day of the three-round championship proved to be Capital's best, which featured three athletes that posted sub-90 scorecards and a team score of 352. That score was third-best in Sunday's action, and helped keep Capital safely in fourth place to finish this year's OAC Championship. Capital (1,079) finished 14 strokes out of third place to Ohio Northern University (1,065).
The University of Mount Union won the conference title with a three-day team score of 1,021 and took the top two individual spots with top individual medalist Erica Mawhorr (249) and Morgan Rector (250).
Sophomore Katie Lease (Hilliard, Ohio/Hilliard Davidson) continued to have one of the best tournament of her career and finished seventh overall on the individual leaderboard. On the first day of the championship, Lease posted her best single round of the season with an 83, placing her in a share for second place on Friday. Her score slipped slightly on day two (92) but she rebounded to nearly equal her day-one total with an 84. Lease finished the weekend with a 259 final tally, marking her as the first of three All-OAC honorees.
Sophomore Janie Moller (Pickerington, Ohio/Pickerington North) and freshman Kaitlyn Kinley (Sycamore, Ohio) finished second and third on the Capital lineup, taking 12th and 13th place, respectively. The duo kept pace with one another all weekend long, posting matching 91s on day one, and identical 87s on Sunday. Only one stroke separated the pair during the championship, which was seen in their second-round scores. Moller racked up a 268 (91-90-87) final score while Kinley was just one stroke behind (91-91-87).
Moller and Kinley also were named All-OAC award winners. All three Crusaders have now earned all-conference honors for the first time in their careers. The top 14 finishers of the championship automatically earned all-conference honors.
Kristen Sollman (Beavercreek, Ohio) rounded out Capital's team score card with a 284 (92-97-95), placing her 23rd.