HILLSBORO, Ore. --- Both George Fox and Whitman’s women’s golf teams competed at the NCAA Championships at the El Campeon Golf Course in Hower-in-the-Hills, Fla. The No. 1-ranked George Fox women's golf team held steady through the high-pressure final round of the championships finishing the weeklong competition with the third-place spot, while Whitman secured a seventh-place finish.
The Bruins followed up Thursday's 305 with a team score of 320 in Friday's final round. George Fox finished with a four day total of 1272, securing their third straight top-three finish in the NCAA National Championship.
With the pressure on, the Bruins held steady across the four rounds of competition. At the conclusion of the championship, the Bruins ranked third in team pars with 190 and third in team birdies with 32.
Whitman senior Phoebe Nguyen closed out the championships shooting her best round, a two-over 75, to help the Blues secure their top-10 spot.
The Blues had to answer the early call for a 7:30 a.m. eastern tee time, or 4:30 a.m. local time back in Walla Walla, but did so with success. Whitman continued to improve over the course of the tournament, as the team improved their score from one day to the next and finished the four days with a team score of 1298 (327-326-323-322—1298, +130).