Bre Nowak

After a cancelled 4th round Bre Nowak’s 54-hole total of 231 earned her a tie for 10th, a spot on the All-Tournament Team and a trip to the NAIA National Tournament in 2019

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Florida — What a week for Indiana University East junior Bre Nowak.

The Chippewa Falls native made the cut at the NAIA Women's Golf National Championship. She celebrated a birthday. And she finished 10th to earn a spot on the event's all-tournament team, an honor that includes automatic qualification for the 2019 national tournament.

Nowak was locked into 10th place in the final standings when the tournament's final round scheduled for May 25 was rained out. The top 15 finishers earn spots on the all-tournament team. Nowak finished the event with a 54-hole score of 231 on the par 72, 5,847-yard Champion Course at PGA National. The course is home of the PGA Tour's Honda Classic.

"It was surreal to play a course that you watch PGA Tour members play on TV," Nowak said. "The course is beautiful and made each day very enjoyable."

Nowak's steady play also made the days enjoyable. She shot 77 in all three rounds. She made par on 35 of 54 holes, which was the fifth-best total in the event.

"My game has really come together the past couple of weeks, and I was able to put some solid rounds together," Nowak said. "I'm extremely grateful to have finished in the top 10 and receive an automatic bid for next year, but my main goal is to make sure the team qualifies, so I can't wait to get back out with everyone and start next season!"

Nowak's 10th-place finish is the best for a golfer from the River States Conference since at least 2011, which is the most recent year the event records are readily available.

Maria Paula Otero from SCAD Savannah won the individual title with a 54-hole score of 216. SCAD Savannah also won the team title.

Franklin native Megan Hessil finished tied for 78th for Embry Riddle (Arizona). She shot 82-88-82.

Indiana University East athletics communications contributed to this report.


Final round has been completely wiped out and the tournament is now final as a 54-hole event. Congrats to Maria Paula Otero on her individual national championship!
Click on the round header, (Rd 1, Rd 2, etc), to view previous round data
Pos. Team/Player (seed) Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Total
1 SCAD - Savannah 300 306 303 909
1 Maria Paula Otero (5) 75 73 68 216
2 Paulina Camacho (1) 74 77 75 226
21 Paula Sofia Suarez (4) 79 75 80 234
T31 Corinne Grans-Wood (2) 72 85 80 237
T52 Micaela Cuisana (3) 82 81 80 243
2 William Woods U. 309 301 318 928
T4 Katie Warren (1) 78 76 75 229
T13 Megan Cullen (2) 78 73 81 232
T22 Fumika Matsumoto (3) 79 78 78 235
T31 Nikki Callahan (5) 74 75 88 237
59 Lucy Matthews (4) 83 77 84 244
3 Keiser University 315 321 300 936
T4 Kristine Kloda (5) 78 76 75 229
T8 Michaela Fabiankova (2) 77 83 70 230
T10 Samantha Fuller (1) 78 78 75 231
T65 Beata Suurwee (3) 83 85 80 248
T65 Heloise Garcin (4) 82 84 82 248
4 Dalton State 329 310 301 940
T4 Tia Teiniketo (2) 80 74 75 229
T22 Katie Dalton (4) 85 73 77 235
T31 Isabel Rijos (3) 85 80 72 237
T40 Caroline Griffin (1) 79 83 77 239
85 Hannah Gasaway (5) 87 89 85 261
5 Taylor University 311 315 315 941
T13 Taylor French (3) 76 77 79 232
T17 Maddie Thomas (2) 78 75 80 233
T36 Annie Stimmel (4) 78 83 77 238
T52 Nicole Jung (1) 79 80 84 243
T63 Elizabeth Jackson (5) 82 86 79 247
6 So.Carolina Beaufort 322 314 307 943
T17 Moa Kristenson (1) 81 77 75 233
T22 Blanca Porta (2) 77 84 74 235
T40 Vanessa Schloo (5) 81 77 81 239
T43 Emily Turner (3) 83 80 77 240
T60 Franzi Knoetsch (4) 84 80 82 246
7 British Columbia 319 315 315 949
T13 Avril Li (2) 78 78 76 232
T28 Shania Remandaban (5) 78 79 79 236
T40 Kate Johnston (4) 82 79 78 239
51 Kelly Hellman (3) 81 79 82 242
89 Cecile Kwon (1) 94 92 82 268
8 Cumberlands, U. of 325 315 314 954
3 Kaitlyn Riley (1) 80 73 74 227
T10 Lucia Pena (2) 79 76 76 231
T69 Carlee Shoemaker (4) 89 81 79 249
T75 Katie Jones (5) 81 85 85 251
T81 Hannah Griffith (3) 85 86 85 256
9 Embry Riddle - AZ 319 321 315 955
T36 Elle Carlson (3) 79 81 78 238
T43 Trae Jones (4) 81 82 77 240
T52 Jessica Williams (1) 77 80 86 243
T52 Nicole Lopes (2) 87 78 78 243
T78 Megan Hessil (5) 82 88 82 252
10 William Penn Univ. 321 323 321 965
T28 Helene Larsen (3) 76 78 82 236
T43 Megan Rhoads (1) 81 81 78 240
50 Elise Warne (2) 83 82 76 241
T75 Alexis Guimaraes (5) 81 82 88 251
T78 Brittany Evans (4) 85 82 85 252
11 William Carey Univ. 323 325 319 967
T4 Aleesha Smith (1) 73 81 75 229
T52 Alexandra Mudie (3) 81 80 82 243
T60 Madison Seay (5) 84 82 80 246
T69 April Leonard (2) 85 82 82 249
87 Alison Prescott (4) 86 87 90 263
12 Victoria (B.C.) 325 326 318 969
T22 Cadence Hellmann (1) 74 78 83 235
T43 Rhiannon Jones (4) 81 84 75 240
T69 Nicole Gargarella (3) 87 84 78 249
T75 Melanie Murchison (5) 89 80 82 251
80 Quinn Fitzgerald (2) 83 85 85 253
13 Northwestern Ohio 313 329 328 970
T13 Caitriona Griffin (1) 75 80 77 232
T22 Devaki Ganesh (2) 77 84 74 235
T69 Natalia Quintero (3) 79 82 88 249
T81 Faithe Carr (4) 82 83 91 256
86 Lauren Crooks (5) 86 87 89 262
14 Southeastern University FL 312 332 327 971
T28 Ana Uribe (1) 77 81 78 236
T52 Valentina Espinosa (3) 80 82 81 243
T63 Sarah Noto (2) 75 85 87 247
T73 Brooke Wetzel (4) 85 84 81 250
84 Lindsey Gonzalez (5) 80 91 88 259
15 Texas Wesleyan University 315 323 334 972
T43 Alex Schies (1) 77 77 86 240
T43 Emily Hunt (4) 79 83 78 240
T60 Jaci Trotter (5) 79 83 84 246
T65 Elena Sinde Romero (3) 80 82 86 248
92 Trudy Allen (2) 83 81 0 164
16 Faulkner University 322 320 331 973
T17 Hannah Sager (1) 78 78 77 233
T36 Anna Reid (2) 76 77 85 238
T36 Hali Lyle (3) 79 77 82 238
88 Susan Stell (4) 90 88 87 265
90 Baylee Vasquez (5) 89 93 89 271
17 Loyola University-NO 321 330 338 989
T17 Daria Delfino (3) 73 78 82 233
T65 Alejandra Bedoya Tobar (2) 89 78 81 248
T73 Madison Bates (1) 80 84 86 250
83 Ashley Rogers (4) 79 90 89 258
91 Abby Alton (5) 92 92 102 286
 
Individuals
Pos. Player (Team) Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Total
T8 Courtney Lowery (Point University) 73 80 77 230
T10 Breanna Nowak (Indiana University East) 77 77 77 231
T22 Natalia Campbell (Holy Cross - IN ) 82 76 77 235
T31 Eryn Ellis (Rocky Mountain College) 77 81 79 237
T31 Gabbie Cidras (SCAD - Atlanta) 81 74 82 237
T43 Janelle Ferlan (Oregon Tech) 74 81 85 240
T52 Rachita Vasandani (SCAD - Atlanta) 79 78 86 243