2013-14 Rewind: Top Moments in Wolverine Athletics

Moment 25: Women's Golf finishes 19th in first NCAA Championships appearance

With a victory at the 2014 Presidents' Athletic Conference Championships, the Grove City College women's golf team secured their first-ever appearance in the NCAA Division III Championships.

Not was it only the first appearance for the Wolverines, but, in fact, it was also the first time any PAC women's golf program had made an appearance at the championships while affiliated with the conference.

Coach Melissa Lamie and the five participants- Esther Durling, Kayla Finney, Jordan Greenwall, Meghan Love and Victoria VanBuskirk- set out on the weekend of May 10 for Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla., where they would play four rounds of golf on the El Campeón Golf Course at the Mission Inn Resort and Club.

After a rough first round that saw them sitting in 21st place, the Wolverines improved as a team by 30 total strokes in Round Two to move into 20th. Continuing to find their groove despite numerous weather delays, Grove City shot nine strokes better still in Round Three to advance into 19th place, where they were seeded entering the tournament. Unfortunately, Grove City's week would end there, as tournament officials were forced to make a cut to 12 teams prior to the final round due to the delays earlier in the week.

Durling would finish tied for 66th after three rounds to lead the Wolverines. Her third-round score of 80 was tied for 17th-best in that round.

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