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Loncki, CMS Win NCAA DIII Titles; Carleton 6th, Wang T7

May 12, 2018

HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS, Fla. -- Margaret Loncki won the individual medal in the Women's NCAA Division III Championships on Friday, and then a little while later she won the team title, too.

Actually, the senior from Phoenix made the 15-foot putt for par that secured the team crown for Claremont Mudd Scripps on the second hold of a playoff against Williams College. The two teams had tied with four-day totals of 1261 (93 over par) at El Campeon Golf Course, thereby making extra holes necessary.

George Fox University finished third, 11 strokes back at 1272, and that was six better than the fourth-place total of 1278 by New York University. 

MIAC champ Carleton shot the third-best score of the final day, a 317, and that enabled the Knights to finish sixth, matching their highest finish at the NCAA tournament. 

Loncki led by three going into Friday's round, and that was what she won by after closing with a 79. It gave her a 72-hole aggregate of 11-over 303. Navika Kuchakulla of New York U was second at 306, and Jane Hopkinson-Wood closed with a 75 to claim third at 307.

Junior Ziyi Wang was Carleton's highest finisher. Her first two rounds (79-82--161) pretty much took her out of the chase for medalist honors, but a third-round 74 elevated her into the top 10. She shot 79 on Friday and tied for seventh at 314, along with another junior, Brooke Klostermann of Wartburg.    


NCAA Division III Championships

At El Campeon Golf Course

Par 73, 5,804 yards

Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. 

Final results 

1. Claremont Mudd Scripps        311-317=316-317--1261 (won playoff on 2nd extra hole)

2. Williams College                     311-322-315-313--1261

3. George Fox University            326-321-305-320--1272

4. New York University               321-317-319-321--1278

5. Carnagie Mellon                     321-318-320-327--1286

6. Carleton College                  321-335-317-317--1290

7. Whitman                                327-326-323-322--1295

8. Methodist                              322-326-331-320--1299

9. Berry                                     333-323-324-331--1311

T10. DePauw                            323-328-337-324--1312

T10. Washington (St. Louis)     333-332-320-327--1312

12. Wisconsin Whitewater     350-330-320-331--1331

Missed cut (1000)

T18. Wartburg                          358-366-347--1071

21. St. Scholastica                   373-380-372--1125


1. Margaret Loncki, Claremont                 77-75-72-79--303

2. Navika Kuchakulla, New York              79-73-75-79--306 

3. Jane Hopkinson-Wood, Wittenberg     75-81-76-75--307

4. Johnna Beehner, Methodist                 83-74-76-76--309

5. Rachele Miller, DePauw                       79-75-76-80--310

6. Mira Yoo, Claremont                            78-78-81-74--311

T7. Ziyi Wang, Carleton                         79-82-74-79--314

T7. Jorie Hodapp, Berry                          84-79-75-76--314

T7. Brooke Klostermann, Wartburg    78-80-74-82--314

T24. Alexis Chan, Carleton                  80-80-83-79--322

T27. Emily Thul, St. Thomas               78-84-74-87--323

T37. Ayumi Sakamoto, Carleton         83-88-77-79--327

T45. Abby Euyang, Carleton               84-85-83-80--332

T52. Alyssa Akiyama, Carleton          79-88-86-82--335



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