September 30, 2014

Durling earns medalist; Grove City third at Fall Championships

NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- Senior Esther Durling (Perry, Mich./Perry) won her sixth-consecutive Presidents' Athletic Conference individual event title to lead the Grove City College women's golf team to a third-place finish at the Presidents' Athletic Conference Fall Championships, held at the New Castle Country Club on Monday and Tuesday afternoon.

The Wolverines followed up their team score of 398 on Monday with a 411 on Tuesday for a 36-hole score of 809. Washington & Jefferson leads the way at the midpoint of the championships with a 744 while Westminster holds a two-stroke edge on the Wolverines for second place with an 807.

Durling earned medalist honors out of the 36-golfer field after shooting an 86 this afternoon to give her a 36-hole score of 175, five-strokes better than Marissa Sudar and Jennifer Suder of W&J. The victory is Durling's fourth-straight PAC Fall Championship victory; she has also earned medalist honors at each of the last two PAC Spring Championship events.

Freshman Carolyn Jack (Wexford, Pa./North Allegheny) carded a 102 on Tuesday and is tied for eighth individually with a two-day 196 while junior Rebecca Shakely (Butler, Pa./Butler) shot a 110 today and sits in 21st with a 217.

Senior Meghan Love (Hollidaysburg, Pa./Hollidaysburg) and sophomore Leah Wilson (Solon, Ohio/Solon) are tied for 24th with 36-hole scores of 227. Love shot a 119 on Tuesday while Wilson shot a 113.

The 2014-15 PAC Championships feature a 72-hole stroke play event, with the 36 holes played at the Fall Championships and another 36 holes played at the Spring Championships in April. The combined 72-hole team total will determine the 2014-15 PAC team champion and winners of the league's automatic bid to the 2015 NCAA Division III Championships.

New for 2014-15 season, the All-PAC teams, as well the PAC Players of the Year, will be determined by the combined 72-hole scores from the Fall and Spring Championships. In previous years, All-PAC and Player of the Year honors were determined exclusively at the 36-hole Spring Championships.

Grove City concludes its fall season on October 10 and 11 at the Seton Hill Invitational.

Presidents' Athletic Conference Fall Championships
New Castle Country Club -- New Castle, Pa.

Rd. 1- Rd. 2  Total
Esther Durling (Sr., Perry, Mich./Perry) 89-86 175
Carolyn Jack (Fr., Wexford, Pa./North Allegheny) 94-102 196
Rebecca Shakely (Jr., Butler, Pa./Butler) 107-110 217
Meghan Love (Sr., Hollidaysburg, Pa./Hollidaysburg) 108-119 227
Leah Wilson (So., Solon, Ohio/Solon) 114-113 227


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