Women's Golf


BW College Women’s Golf Team FInishes 16th Place at 2012 NCAA Division III Championships

Brooke Hamilton

Complete Fourth Round Results (.pdf)
ANGOLA, INDIANA--  Led by a career-high-tying 79 for the second straight day, junior Brooke Hamilton (Cleveland/ St. Joseph Academy) helped the two-time defending Ohio Athletic Conference champion Baldwin Wallace University women’s golf team finish 16th at the 2012 NCAA Division III National Championship Tournament on the Zollner Golf Course on the campus of Trine University. This is the second straight year that the Yellow Jackets qualified for the tourney

Today, the Yellow Jackets totaled a team-low 327 strokes on the par-72 and 5,990-yard Zollner G.C. layout. That score combined with a 330-stroke first round, a 331-stroke second round and a 333 third round gave. BW 1,321 total strokes.  You can view all of the final results on the 2012 NCAA Division III Women’s Golf Championships web site at

Hamilton's career-low-tying 79 marked the fourth time that she has carded that score durng her three years at BW. The round included two birdies. Hamilton, who was nominated for an NCAA Championships “Elite 89” award at the tournament banquet for her excellence on campus and in the classroom with a 3.94 grade point average in English and philosophy, had rounds of 85, 83, 79 and 79 for a 72-hole total of 326 strokes.

She was followed today by sophomores Rebecca Jones (Hiliard/ Darby) and Miranda Cunningham (Dayton/ Christian) with 82s, junior Rebecca Kapusta (Independence) with an 84 and sophomore Emilee Woolf (Ravenna) with an 89.
For the tournament, Jones had rounds of 85, 80, 83 and 82 for a 330-stroke total; Kapusta was third on the team with rounds of 80, 83, 88 and 84 for a 335-stroke total; Cunningham had rounds of 80, 85, 91 and 82 for a 338 total; and Woolf had rounds of 87, 91, 83 and 89 for a 350 total.
"I am proud of the ladies," said second-year Head Coach Alyson Campbell, the 2011 OAC Coach of the Year. "We played consistent golf and each one contributed during the four days. We improved our scores from a year ago and that is another positive.
"We hae had a great two-year run and look forward to the challenge again next season," said Campbell, who returns all seven players on her roster.
"We will have the same goals again," continued Campbell. "We will work hard during the offseason to recruit good, solid student-athletes who are excellent golfers. We will work hard during the season to improve every day. And, we will battle for the prestigious OAC title and hopefully an opportunity to return to the national tournament to represent the OAC.
"I am just so proud of these ladies... all seven," concluded Campbell.

The past two years, the BW women’s golf program has been one of the best in the region. The Yellow Jackets have won nine tournament titles, including back-to-back OAC crowns, and have a 140-44-1 record.  All five Yellow Jacket starters have each earned All-OAC accolades the past two years. A year ago, BW placed 15th and had rounds of 340, 358 and 350 and the final round was cancelled due to inclement weather during the middle of the round.

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