Ashley Hofmeister, UW-Whitewater | 2019 NCAA Division III Championship

Ashley Hofmeister, UW-Whitewater | 2019 NCAA Division III Championship

HOUSTON — Ashley Hofmeister was back to her par-making self Thursday and, thanks in large part to the junior's 75, the UW-Whitewater women's golf team will be back for the final round of the NCAA Division III Championship.

Hofmeister, slowed by stomach pain during Wednesday's second round, had four bogeys and one birdie at Bay Oaks CC and came within one shot of matching her season low. Her 54-hole total of 23-over-par 239 boosted her 19 spots on the leaderboard into a tie for 46th place, 13 shots behind third-round leader Emily Salamy of Rhodes College with 18 holes to play.

"Ashley was just steady and had great opportunities for birdies," Whitewater coach Andrea Wieland wrote in a text message to Wisconsin.golf. "(She) made one and almost had a few more. She did have a couple great up-and-downs as well. We needed every ounce of that 75."

The Warhawks continued to show subtle improvement as a team, shaving three shots off their second-round score with a 321. They held onto a share of 13th place with St. Mary's (Ind.), which shot 313 to join Whitewater at 973 — 58 shots behind first-place Williams College and 12 shots out of 12th.

However, after shooting a sizzling 153 on the front nine — buoyed by a 36 from Hofmeister and a 37 from No. 5 golfer Kaitlin Bowe — the Warhawks struggled on the back nine. They lost 19 shots to par over the final six holes from their counting golfers — Hofmeister (75), Maddie McCue (81), Bowe (82) and CheyAnn Knudsen (83).

"I’m so glad we get to start on that back nine because we just hate (Nos.) 15, 16, 17 and 18," Wieland wrote. "(Friday) we can play with no pressure and no expectations, just go out and swing and have fun."

At least Whitewater will have the chance. 

None of the other Wisconsin golfers in the field played on teams that made the cut. Only the top 15 teams in the 25-team field advance to Friday's play.

Lakewood's Maggie Warrner, a sophomore at Illinois Wesleyan, came the closest. She shot her second straight 79 and moved into a tie for 55th, but fell three shots shy of claiming one of the six individual berths for the final round that went to golfers whose teams did not finish among the top 15.

Verona's Emily Opsal, a junior at Central (Iowa), shot her second straight 85 and finished tied for 70th at 247. Mukwonago's Hannah Schulz, a freshman at Aurora (Ill.), shot her lowest round of the week (an 85) and finished tied for 99th at 261.


Team/Player Leaderboard
Bay Oaks Country Club - DIII Women Par: 72 Yardage: 5889
Houston, TX US
May 14-17, 2019
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 Williams College 309 306 300 915
T2 Cordelia Chan (1) 75 75 74 224
T8 Joanna Kim (2) 78 74 77 229
T17 Olivia White (3) 77 82 74 233
T20 Stella Woo (4) 79 79 76 234
T20 Holly Davenport (5) 80 78 76 234
2 New York University 311 302 310 923
7 Arshia Mahant (2) 82 71 75 228
T12 Jessica Wu (4) 74 76 80 230
T32 Arisa Kimura (5) 80 77 79 236
T44 Nattcha (Patty) Treevichaphan (3) 75 87 76 238
T52 Navika Kuchakulla (1) 82 78 81 241
3 Claremont Mudd Scripps 315 303 308 926
T8 Amy Xue (1) 76 75 78 229
T12 Mira Yoo (2) 79 74 77 230
T17 Emma Kang (3) 80 77 76 233
T20 Kelly Ransom (4) 80 77 77 234
51 Emily Attiyeh (5) 80 81 79 240
4 Methodist University 307 307 320 934
T14 Peyton Durham (2) 75 77 79 231
T28 Jillian Drinkard (1) 80 76 79 235
T32 Alexandra Williams (5) 76 81 79 236
T55 Morgan Bowen (3) 80 79 83 242
T55 Paige Church (4) 76 75 91 242
5 DePauw University 307 316 312 935
6 Larisa Luloff (1) 75 77 75 227
T20 Tarinni Kakar (5) 77 81 76 234
T28 Rachele Miller (2) 77 77 81 235
T46 Anna Foley (3) 78 81 80 239
90 Allison Miller (4) 84 87 85 256
6 Carleton College 310 312 316 938
5 Ziyi Wang (1) 75 74 77 226
T41 Kristin Miyagi (5) 79 80 78 237
T44 Alyssa Akiyama (3) 80 78 80 238
T46 Ayumi Sakamoto (2) 77 81 81 239
T52 Abby Euyang (4) 79 80 82 241
7 George Fox University 310 316 313 939
T28 Kayle Hunn (3) 79 80 76 235
T28 Janelle Decker (5) 78 80 77 235
T32 Alexandria McMenamin (2) 77 81 78 236
T32 Rachel Drgastin (4) 79 75 82 236
T55 Iris Kawada (1) 76 83 83 242
8 Grinnell College 323 308 315 946
T8 Vidushi Sinha (1) 75 75 79 229
T8 Nina Kouchi (3) 76 73 80 229
T20 Vrishali Sinha (2) 84 76 74 234
T94 Julia Echikson (5) 91 86 82 259
T99 Danielle Oberlander (4) 88 84 89 261
9 Rhodes College 319 318 312 949
1 Emily Salamy (1) 74 75 74 223
T32 Susan Morris (2) 78 76 82 236
65 Tabitha Diehl (3) 82 84 78 244
T83 Melissa Kiker (5) 91 83 79 253
T88 Annie Paris (4) 85 88 81 254
10 Washington U-St. Louis 319 317 318 954
T14 Lydia Tsai (5) 74 79 78 231
T20 Chloe DiPetrillo (1) 79 78 77 234
T32 Julia Dai (4) 79 78 79 236
T83 Emily Carnes (3) 87 82 84 253
T94 Sabrina Ho (2) 91 84 84 259
11 Redlands, Univ of 306 327 326 959
T17 Annie Hay (2) 75 78 80 233
T20 Keilee Bessho (1) 75 77 82 234
T67 Kendall Nicholson (3) 78 86 82 246
T67 Mariah Moon (4) 78 86 82 246
T92 Dana Condon (5) 81 88 89 258
12 Washington and Lee 311 323 327 961
T32 Hannah Jones (2) 75 82 79 236
T41 Beth Ann Townsend (3) 78 78 81 237
T46 Griffin Foultz (1) 76 81 82 239
74 Savannah Johnson (4) 82 82 85 249
T122 Hannah Wright (5) 103 97 92 292
T13 Wisconsin - Whitewater 328 324 321 973
T46 Ashley Hofmeister (2) 79 85 75 239
T55 CheyAnn Knudsen (1) 81 78 83 242
T70 Maddie McCue (3) 87 79 81 247
T72 Kelly Storti (4) 81 82 85 248
91 Kaitlin Bowe (5) 89 86 82 257
T13 St. Mary's College (IN) 341 319 313 973
T32 Hunter Kehoe (1) 81 77 78 236
T32 Sydney Hruskoci (3) 81 78 77 236
T67 Summer Stillson (2) 89 79 78 246
T94 Hannah Finley (4) 92 87 80 259
105 Maggie Sexton (5) 90 85 89 264
15 Transylvania U. 331 326 321 978
T52 Rachel Fine (2) 83 80 78 241
T55 Meredith Moir (1) 78 81 83 242
T75 Jenna Soderling (4) 91 81 78 250
T79 Lexie LaMar (3) 84 84 83 251
104 Rebecca Fine (5) 86 95 82 263
16 Illinois Wesleyan 339 320 321 980
T55 Maggie Warrner (5) 84 79 79 242
64 Melanie Wolf (3) 83 84 76 243
T75 Jordan Koehler (1) 87 79 84 250
T75 Jackie Garcia (2) 85 83 82 250
T81 Rylie Loux (4) 87 79 86 252
17 Mary Hardin-Baylor 332 328 327 987
T55 Olivia Robinson (1) 87 79 76 242
T72 Cassidy Rawls (2) 81 83 84 248
T75 Victoria Gleghorn (3) 86 80 84 250
T83 Jade Ming (4) 83 86 84 253
T83 Annie Hasselbach (5) 82 88 83 253
18 Stevenson University 335 335 338 1008
T55 Emma VanDeCar (4) 79 77 86 242
T81 Laura Rentz (1) 82 84 86 252
T88 Amanda Perez (2) 85 85 84 254
T102 Julia Kline (3) 91 89 82 262
T107 Elise Glauser (5) 89 90 91 270
19 Central College 336 341 345 1022
T70 Emily Opsal (2) 77 85 85 247
T102 Rachael Danielson (4) 95 87 80 262
T113 Lexie Patton (3) 89 91 96 276
T120 Stacy Mohr (5) 97 92 102 291
20 Mount Union 357 349 343 1049
T83 Emma Jeffries (4) 91 81 81 253
T94 Rachel Markle (2) 86 84 89 259
106 Brianna Potts (5) 92 90 84 266
112 Morgan Stubbendieck (3) 88 94 89 271
T117 Erica Mawhorr (1) 97 96 92 285
21 Gettysburg College 355 359 338 1052
66 Hannah Fireman (2) 84 77 84 245
T92 Skylar Frankiewicz (1) 87 87 84 258
T107 Katherine McCarthy (3) 89 97 84 270
115 Gillian Marini (4) 95 99 87 281
119 Cameron D'Amica (5) 103 98 86 287
22 Aurora University 369 353 342 1064
98 Lauren Anderson (2) 91 88 81 260
T99 Becca Hasemann (1) 85 88 88 261
T99 Hannah Schulz (3) 88 88 85 261
T122 Madison Erickson (5) 106 98 88 292
T124 Sarah Isaacs (4) 105 89 99 293
23 Drew University 355 359 353 1067
T79 Lucy Lamb (1) 81 90 80 251
T107 Cathy Bi (2) 94 88 88 270
T107 Kristine Masseria (3) 86 87 97 270
T113 Cassidy Conklin (4) 94 94 88 276
T124 Natalie Stilo (5) 99 96 98 293
24 St. Scholastica 415 390 385 1190
T107 Hannah Johnson (1) 94 91 85 270
116 Kristen Lilya (3) 96 88 98 282
T117 Hannah Cornwell (2) 103 93 89 285
129 Jennifer Thul (5) 122 119 117 358
130 Ashlee Martie (4) 135 118 113 366
25 Westminster College - PA 406 419 396 1221
T120 Mariah Hoff (3) 100 94 97 291
T124 Emily Marcus (1) 94 100 99 293
127 Jocelyn Behr (2) 101 102 95 298
128 Alexa Hutchinson (4) 111 123 105 339
131 Riana Smith (5) 141 130 107 378
 
Individuals
Pos. Player (Team) Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Total
T2 Bailey Plourde (Centre College) 71 79 74 224
4 Erica Whitehouse (Christopher Newport) 77 73 75 225
16 Taylor Beckwith (Whittier College) 73 80 79 232
T20 Chloe Levins (Middlebury) 78 76 80 234
T41 Brittany Coppess (Central College) 75 78 84 237
T46 Nicole Miller (Bethel Univ. (MN) ) 84 76 79 239
T55 Emily Lewis (Chapman University) 78 78 86 242