Lee Golfers Second At Point Loma Tournament

Tuesday, February 11, 2014
The Lee women's golf team placed second in a strong NCAA Division II tournament hosted by Point Loma on Monday and Tuesday.

California Baptist, ranked in the top five of pre-season D2 polls, defeated the Lady Flames by just three strokes. The winning club tallied rounds of 317-305 (622) in the 36-hole event, while Lee put together rounds of 315- 310 (625).

Host Point Loma was third (308-318 -626). Academy of Arts University (San Francisco) was fourth (322-316 -638), while Western Washington (324-320 -644) rounded out the top five in the 17-team field.


Nathalie Cilva of Cal. Baptist captured medalist honors with a 76-71 -147. Lee's Courtney Shelton and Cal. Baptist's Natalie Park tied for second. Shelton was consistent with rounds of 75-75 -150, while Park tallied a 76-74.

"Courtney had a solid tournament," said coach John Maupin. "She was just a few putts away from pulling this thing out, but she did a great job of staying patient. Courtney struck the ball well and can carry that forward."

Bernadette Little tied for the eighth spot (79-77 -156). Cori Burns (79-82 -161) and Madison Alexander (82-79 -161) tied for the 24th spot. Callie Kitchen rounded out the Lee scoring with an 83-79 -162 and placed 29th in the field of 94 individual players.

"We had a lot of fun competing today and I am proud of how we battled to the end," said coach John Maupin. "It was unfortunate that we came up a bit short of our goal but sometimes that's the way it goes. That said, anytime you make a big trip like this, you want to have a good showing and I think we did that."

Maupin added, "I knew there would be a little bit of rust, with the weather we have had and coming out of the off-season, so there is certainly some things we can clean up. We always try to focus on getting a little bit better each day during the spring and if we do that, we know we will be in good shape for the post-season run."

The coach pointed out that this was a great starting point for his team. "We can take some valuable lessons from it and apply them to our next tournament. Mentally, we just need to get a little bit stronger and more consistent but this is a hard-working group and I know they will get there."

Maupin passed on his congratulations to Cal Baptist on a well-played tournament. "We appreciate Point Loma hosting us for a great event."

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