(ALTON, Ill.) The Park University women's golf team finished in fourth place after the final round of the American Midwest Conference Championships held at Spencer T. Olin Golf Course despite dropping its team score by 16 shots from the opening round.
The Pirates concluded the 2013 season shooting a 356 in round two for a two-day score of 728, which was 12 strokes behind third-place Hannibal-LaGrange University (716).
"I'm proud of the girls, it has been a tough season battling the weather, but they have stuck with it and I can't thank them enough for that," said Park head coach Mike Mueller.
Senior Sarah Hall concluded her Park career leading the team with an eighth-place finish with rounds of 83-88 for a total of 171 (+27) to earn AMC All-Conference honors.
Lindsey Vest shaved nine strokes off her opening round score carding the best round of the day for the Pirates at 84 placing in a tie for 11th with teammate Kelsey Faiferlick at 177 (+33) and Lyon College's Emily Johnson. Faiferlick lowered her score by five shots during day two shooting an 86.
"Lindsey really stepped up and played a nice round," added Mueller. "I'm glad to see her hard work is starting to pay off."
Madison McDaniel rounded out the event for Park with a final-round score of 98 improving seven shots from her opening round to move into 25th place.
"This team has the potential to be very good next season; it is up to them now to commit to improving during the summer," said Mueller.
William Woods claimed the team title and the AMC's bid into the NAIA National Championship with a two-day total of 620 (+44) taking five of the top six individual spots. Individual champion Myriam Hassan led the Owls with rounds of 76 and 75 for a winning 151 (+7).