SUNBURY, Ohio – The Taylor women's golf team posted its lowest score of the tournament on Tuesday at the Crossroads League Championship en route to a fifth place finish.
Taylor counted four scores in the 80's during the final round with juniors Brittany Pfaff and Libby Edwards leading the way with rounds of 83 and 84, respectively. Sophomore Grace Elenbaas added an 87 on Tuesday with freshman Elizabeth Jackson bouncing back from a tough start with a back nine score of 38 to finish with a round of 86 as the Trojans posted a team score of 340.
Elenbaas's three-round total of 256 (86-83-87) was good enough for a tie for 12th while Pfaff finished in a tie for 16th at 258 (88-87-83). Edwards finished 24th with a 264 (90-90-84) and Jackson was next in 25th at 272 (93-93-86). Freshman Raquel Helton finished in 32nd with a total of 292 (97-100-95).
The Trojans entered the final round trailing third place Saint Francis by 14 shots. TU gained eight shots on the Cougars during the final round but it wasn't enough to move up in the team standings.
Marian claimed the team title with a three round total of 965 (321-328-316) to secure the Crossroads League's automatic bid to the NAIA National Championship. Bethel's Annie Smith also secured a spot in the National Championship by winning individual medalist honors with a total of 234 (77-81-76).