DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Inclement weather wasn’t going to damper the celebration of the Barton Community College women’s golf team Thursday at the NJCAA Women’s Golf National Championship as the Lady Cougars made school history with a ninth place national finish.
With rain moving through the area the final round of the championships held at the LPGA International Golf Club forced the tournament to finalize after three rounds of play.
The Lady Cougars three-round total of 1,074 placed Barton equal distance between eighth and 10th place and set school history with the highest national placing since the 10th placing of the 2006 squad.
Freshman Natthakan Teeratrakul earned All-Tournament Team honors with her 25 over par 241 and 18th placing to finish the highest in school history.
The team effort was also the best Region VI women’s finish since Dodge City’s seventh place finish back in 2005 and the best individual finish since Pratt’s Krystle McCorgary’s 11th place, also occurring in 2005.
In addition to Teeratrakul’s 18th place, Kaylee Crawford tied for 48th, Blakelee Cooper in 60th place, Kara Koepplin tied for 63rd and freshman Madison Walden tied for 79th place.
Fellow freshman Abbie Thelen, who qualified as an individual, finished tied for 76th place.