Ashley Hofmeister | 2019 NCAA Division III Championship

Ashley Hofmeister | 2019 NCAA Division III Championship

HOUSTON — Golf can be a funny game that does funny things, but UW-Whitewater found nothing amusing with the way it turned Tuesday.

The Warhawks played the first five holes of the NCAA Division III women's golf championship in 4-over-par and the first seven holes in 9-over. But the rest of the day didn't go as swimmingly for them at Bay Oaks Country Club.

"We just had a few shots that killed us coming in the last few holes on our (first) nine," Whitewater coach Andrea Wieland wrote in a text message to Wisconsin.golf, referring to Nos. 17 and 18, which her four scoring golfers played in 7-over. "Then we just couldn’t get anything going on the front nine. The wind was swirling and it felt like every hole was into the wind."

Whitewater lost another 13 shots to par on Nos. 5 through 8 and wound up shooting a 328 that left the Warhawks in 13th place in the 25-team field. They are 22 shots behind The Redlands (Calif.), which shot a 306 and led fellow at-large qualifier Methodist (N.C.) by one shot with 54 holes left.

Junior Ashley Hofmeister shot 79 and was tied for 39th after the first round to lead Whitewater. The Warhawks also counted a pair of 81s from No. 1 golfer CheyAnn Knudsen and No. 4 golfer Kelly Storti and an 87 from senior Maddie McCue. They threw out an 89 from senior Kaitlin Bowe.

"We need to putt better," Wieland wrote. "(We) lost a lot of shots putting. Even stupid things like missing 2-3-footers. But (we're) thankful that we still hung in to finish 13th. It seemed like it should’ve been a worse finish in this field."

Verona's Emily Opsal, a junior at Central (Iowa), shot 77 and was the top Wisconsin golfer in the field in a tie for 22nd place. The Dutch were in 17th place. 

Lakewood's Maggie Warrner, a sophomore at Illinois Wesleyan, shot 84 and was tied for 73rd. IWU, ranked 19th by GolfStat.com, was in 18th place.

Muwonago's Hannah Schulz, a freshman at Aurora (Ill.), shot 88 and was tied for 93rd. Aurora was alone in 23rd place. 


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 Total
1 Redlands, Univ of 306 306
T6 Keilee Bessho (1) 75 75
T6 Annie Hay (2) 75 75
T29 Kendall Nicholson (3) 78 78
T29 Mariah Moon (4) 78 78
T57 Dana Condon (5) 81 81
T2 Methodist University 307 307
T6 Peyton Durham (2) 75 75
T16 Paige Church (4) 76 76
T16 Alexandra Williams (5) 76 76
T49 Jillian Drinkard (1) 80 80
T49 Morgan Bowen (3) 80 80
T2 DePauw University 307 307
T6 Larisa Luloff (1) 75 75
T22 Rachele Miller (2) 77 77
T22 Tarinni Kakar (5) 77 77
T29 Anna Foley (3) 78 78
T73 Allison Miller (4) 84 84
4 Williams College 309 309
T6 Cordelia Chan (1) 75 75
T22 Olivia White (3) 77 77
T29 Joanna Kim (2) 78 78
T39 Stella Woo (4) 79 79
T49 Holly Davenport (5) 80 80
T5 George Fox University 310 310
T16 Iris Kawada (1) 76 76
T22 Alexandria McMenamin (2) 77 77
T29 Janelle Decker (5) 78 78
T39 Kayle Hunn (3) 79 79
T39 Rachel Drgastin (4) 79 79
T5 Carleton College 310 310
T6 Ziyi Wang (1) 75 75
T22 Ayumi Sakamoto (2) 77 77
T39 Abby Euyang (4) 79 79
T39 Kristin Miyagi (5) 79 79
T49 Alyssa Akiyama (3) 80 80
T7 New York University 311 311
T3 Jessica Wu (4) 74 74
T6 Nattcha (Patty) Treevichaphan (3) 75 75
T49 Arisa Kimura (5) 80 80
T64 Navika Kuchakulla (1) 82 82
T64 Arshia Mahant (2) 82 82
T7 Washington and Lee 311 311
T6 Hannah Jones (2) 75 75
T16 Griffin Foultz (1) 76 76
T29 Beth Ann Townsend (3) 78 78
T64 Savannah Johnson (4) 82 82
T123 Hannah Wright (5) 103 103
9 Claremont Mudd Scripps 315 315
T16 Amy Xue (1) 76 76
T39 Mira Yoo (2) 79 79
T49 Emma Kang (3) 80 80
T49 Kelly Ransom (4) 80 80
T49 Emily Attiyeh (5) 80 80
T10 Rhodes College 319 319
T3 Emily Salamy (1) 74 74
T29 Susan Morris (2) 78 78
T64 Tabitha Diehl (3) 82 82
T79 Annie Paris (4) 85 85
T102 Melissa Kiker (5) 91 91
T10 Washington U-St. Louis 319 319
T3 Lydia Tsai (5) 74 74
T39 Chloe DiPetrillo (1) 79 79
T39 Julia Dai (4) 79 79
T87 Emily Carnes (3) 87 87
T102 Sabrina Ho (2) 91 91
12 Grinnell College 323 323
T6 Vidushi Sinha (1) 75 75
T16 Nina Kouchi (3) 76 76
T73 Vrishali Sinha (2) 84 84
T93 Danielle Oberlander (4) 88 88
T102 Julia Echikson (5) 91 91
13 Wisconsin - Whitewater 328 328
T39 Ashley Hofmeister (2) 79 79
T57 CheyAnn Knudsen (1) 81 81
T57 Kelly Storti (4) 81 81
T87 Maddie McCue (3) 87 87
T96 Kaitlin Bowe (5) 89 89
14 Transylvania U. 331 331
T29 Meredith Moir (1) 78 78
T70 Rachel Fine (2) 83 83
T73 Lexie LaMar (3) 84 84
T83 Rebecca Fine (5) 86 86
T102 Jenna Soderling (4) 91 91
15 Mary Hardin-Baylor 332 332
T57 Cassidy Rawls (2) 81 81
T64 Annie Hasselbach (5) 82 82
T70 Jade Ming (4) 83 83
T83 Victoria Gleghorn (3) 86 86
T87 Olivia Robinson (1) 87 87
16 Stevenson University 335 335
T39 Emma VanDeCar (4) 79 79
T64 Laura Rentz (1) 82 82
T79 Amanda Perez (2) 85 85
T96 Elise Glauser (5) 89 89
T102 Julia Kline (3) 91 91
17 Central College 336 336
T6 Brittany Coppess (1) 75 75
T22 Emily Opsal (2) 77 77
T96 Lexie Patton (3) 89 89
T115 Rachael Danielson (4) 95 95
T118 Stacy Mohr (5) 97 97
18 Illinois Wesleyan 339 339
T70 Melanie Wolf (3) 83 83
T73 Maggie Warrner (5) 84 84
T79 Jackie Garcia (2) 85 85
T87 Jordan Koehler (1) 87 87
T87 Rylie Loux (4) 87 87
19 St. Mary's College (IN) 341 341
T57 Hunter Kehoe (1) 81 81
T57 Sydney Hruskoci (3) 81 81
T96 Summer Stillson (2) 89 89
101 Maggie Sexton (5) 90 90
T109 Hannah Finley (4) 92 92
T20 Drew University 355 355
T57 Lucy Lamb (1) 81 81
T83 Kristine Masseria (3) 86 86
T111 Cathy Bi (2) 94 94
T111 Cassidy Conklin (4) 94 94
120 Natalie Stilo (5) 99 99
T20 Gettysburg College 355 355
T73 Hannah Fireman (2) 84 84
T87 Skylar Frankiewicz (1) 87 87
T96 Katherine McCarthy (3) 89 89
T115 Gillian Marini (4) 95 95
T123 Cameron D'Amica (5) 103 103
22 Mount Union 357 357
T83 Rachel Markle (2) 86 86
T93 Morgan Stubbendieck (3) 88 88
T102 Emma Jeffries (4) 91 91
T109 Brianna Potts (5) 92 92
T118 Erica Mawhorr (1) 97 97
23 Aurora University 369 369
T79 Becca Hasemann (1) 85 85
T93 Hannah Schulz (3) 88 88
T102 Lauren Anderson (2) 91 91
126 Sarah Isaacs (4) 105 105
127 Madison Erickson (5) 106 106
24 Westminster College - PA 406 406
T111 Emily Marcus (1) 94 94
121 Mariah Hoff (3) 100 100
122 Jocelyn Behr (2) 101 101
128 Alexa Hutchinson (4) 111 111
131 Riana Smith (5) 141 141
25 St. Scholastica 415 415
T111 Hannah Johnson (1) 94 94
117 Kristen Lilya (3) 96 96
T123 Hannah Cornwell (2) 103 103
129 Jennifer Thul (5) 122 122
130 Ashlee Martie (4) 135 135
 
Individuals
Pos. Player (Team) Rd 1 Total
1 Bailey Plourde (Centre College) 71 71
2 Taylor Beckwith (Whittier College) 73 73
T22 Erica Whitehouse (Christopher Newport) 77 77
T29 Emily Lewis (Chapman University) 78 78
T29 Chloe Levins (Middlebury) 78 78
T73 Nicole Miller (Bethel Univ. (MN) ) 84 84