Olivet takes home MIAA title, earns automatic berth to national tournament
MARSHALL, Mich. -- Olivet used a strong performance in the final round to finish in first place in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) championship. By virtue of the finish, the Comets also secure the conference's automatic bid to the 2013 NCAA DIII National Championships.
In Sunday's round at The Medalist Golf Club, Olivet carded a 322 team score. Saint Mary's (Ind.) took second at 335, followed by Hope (340) and Calvin (359). The Comets dominated the three-round playoff with a 971 total. Saint Mary's was 77 strokes behind at 1,048, followed by Hope 1,051 and Calvin 1,096.
Junior Adrienne Plourde was the medalist, carding a two-over par 74, with 16 pars and two bogies. Junior Theresa Damico was third in the player standings with an 80. She had birdies on the 12th and 17th holes. Freshman Casey Lamp shared sixth place with an 83, getting a birdie on the sixth hole. Freshman Brooke Kastamo finished 10th with an 85.
As a team, the Comets were only 5-over on par 3s and 4-over on par 5s. Overall, Olivet had 40 pars.