Racers Victorious at Final WHAC Jamboree
Brianna Baird (right) poses with the All-Conference First Team honorees after being named Player of the Year.
Brianna Baird (right) poses with the All-Conference First Team honorees after being named Player of the Year.
Women's Golf - Sun, Oct. 9, 2016

WYOMING, Mich. – The final Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference women's golf event was hosted by Aquinas College as the ten-team field competed at the third WHAC Jamboree, and the University of Northwestern Ohio Racers looked to hold onto their first place position from day one.

No. 14 Indiana Tech made up a lot of ground from its third place position through the first round with a 312 performance on day two for a 636 total, but the No. 21 Racers held on for the win by a narrow margin with a 635 (314, 321). In third was (RV) Madonna which finished the event with a 649 (335, 314).

Even with the team win, the biggest highlight of the day was when freshman Brianna Baird was named atop the WHAC All-Conference First Team as the Player of the Year as she recorded the lowest average at the conference events. She also led UNOH with a second place finish at the event with a +10 154 (75, 79). Rebekah Rader's performance placed her as a member of the WHAC All-Conference Second Team.

"It say a lot for our program to have two players in the top-12 players in the conference," said head coach Dawn West. "I am extremely proud of Brianna for winning the Player of the Year. The fact that she finished at the top through six rounds against the top, nationally-ranked players is an outstanding accomplishment, especially for a freshman. I am also proud for Rebekah to make second team honors."

Natalia Quintero followed with a 16-over 160 (79, 81) for ninth place while Caitriona Griffin tied for 10th with a +17 161 (83, 78). Wrapping up the scoring for the second day was Rebekah Rader's 83 which placed her two-day total at +20 164 (81, 83).

The Racers finished conference play in second place while Indiana Tech took its fourth-straight WHAC Regular Season championship.

"This is another forward step for our program. I am very proud of our team for our second place finish in the fall series WHAC Jamborees," West concluded. "They worked hard every time we were out, and it has paid off. We are looking forward to the conference tournament in the spring."


Team Standings

1 No. 21 Northwestern Ohio 314 321 635 +59

2 No. 14 Indiana Tech 324 312 636 +60

3 RV Madonna 335 314 649 +73

4 Lawrence Tech 323 331 654 +78

5 Siena Heights 330 327 657 +81

6 Davenport 330 339 669 +93

7 Lourdes 367 365 732 +156

8 Aquinas College 366 372 738 +162

9 Cornerstone 401 405 806 +230

10 Concordia 420 423 843 +267

Northwestern Ohio

2 Brianna Baird 75 79 154 +10

9 Natalia Quintero 79 81 160 +16

T10 Caitriona Griffin 83 78 161 +17

15 Rebekah Rader 81 83 164 +20

T17 Faithe Carr 79 87 166 +22