No. 4 DePauw beats Allegheny in second round to win NCAC championship
DELAWARE, Ohio -- No. 4 DePauw shot a second-round 318 for a two-round total of 639 to win the second of two North Coast Athletic Conference Championship events by 22 strokes against Allegheny.
Combined with last weekend's first championship event, DePauw totaled a 1,271 to win a consecutive NCAC title by 58 strokes against Wittenberg.
In this weekend's event, Kelsey Smith was the medalist at 153, while Paige Gooch was second with a 156. Camila Romero tied for fourth at 160, followed by Abby Dickey in 10th with a 173 and Jacqueline Carroll in a tie for 13th with a 175.
In the four rounds that comprised the NCAC championships, all five Tigers finished in the top 10. Gooch led the field with a 305, while Smith shot a 313 to finish second. Romero finished seventh with a 329, followed by Dickey in ninth at 335 and Carroll 10th at 336.
Gooch was also voted the conference's Player of the Year by the NCAC coaches. Head coach Vince Lazar was the Coach of the Year for the second year in a row.
The Tigers will now await word on a possible at-large spot in the national championships which take place May 14-17 in Destin, Florida.