Germantown, Tenn. – The Lynn University women's golf season came to an end at the NCAA Super Region 2 tournament on Wednesday afternoon as the squad finished fifth overall. Krissy Ortiz tied for 10th individually while seniors Jenny Ayala and Samantha Barber each tallied rounds of 74.
The top-three teams and top-three individuals not associated with a qualifying institution advance to the NCAA Division II National Championship.
INSIDE THE TOURNAMENT:
Standing: T-5th out of 12 teams
Location: Germantown Country Club | Germantown, Tenn.
History at Event: Seventh consecutive NCAA appearance (1st appearance at Germantown CC)
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HOW IT HAPPENED:
- Lynn (916) made up six strokes on Nova Southeastern (910) but missed out on third place by six shots. The Blue and White posted the fourth-lowest total of the day at 304. Barry (901) took top honors and moves on to the national championship along with Rollins (909) and NSU.
- Ortiz shot a 79 on the final day for a 227, 54-hole total. She started and ended the day with bogeys and made 12 pars to five bogeys and one double.
- Ayala and Barber each recorded their best scores of the tournament. Ayala shot a two-over 74 and at one point was two-under par. Her 229 put her into a tie for 16th.
- Barber bested her previous round by seven shots and ends her career with a 54-hole total of 235.
- Helen Kreuzer and Matilda Wahren added scores of 233 and 235.
BEYOND THE SCORECARD:
- This is Lynn's seventh consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance.
- Ayala and Barber were the last active Fighting Knights to have reached the women's golf national championship, having finished third nationally in 2015.
- Barber's 74 was her best round since a 71 in the final round of the Peggy Kirk Bell Invitational (Mar. 6).
- Ortiz ended the season by finishing in the top-10 in three consecutive tournaments.
- Ayala had a career season in which her 74.93 stroke average is the fourth-lowest in program history for a single-season while she moved into third all-time at Lynn with a 76.22 stroke average, tied for third with 116 rounds played and tied for seventh with 16 top-10 finishes.
- Barber ends her time at Lynn tied for fifth with 105 rounds played and sixth with a 77.08 stroke average.
Lynn graduates two seniors but returns three starters in Ortiz, Kreuzer and Wahren. For more information, check out LynnFightingKnights.com.