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(MARYVILLE, Mo.) Led by Lindsey Vest's two-day 176, placing 32nd individually, Park University completed an eighth-place finish at the Bearcat Fall Golf Classic in Maryville, Mo., hosted by Northwest Missouri State University at Mozingo Lake Golf Club Oct. 7-8.
Park also had a 33rd-place 178 from Kelsey Faiferlick, a shot better than Sarah Hall's 179, which placed 34th. The Pirates' two-day 734 was 27 shots better than NCAA Division II Southwest Baptist University and 27 back of Dodge City Community College.
"We were disappointed with our finish, but we finished the fall with a few positives that we can build on going in to the spring," said Park coach Steve Wilson. "I thought our young players (Madison McDaniel and Makenzie Shivers) got better and were tested this fall in tournament situations, and our veterans continued to improve. We will have a strong spring schedule and there's a lot of work to do to be ready for it."
Bellevue University won the tournament, firing a day-two 318 to complete a two-day 635, eight better than host Northwest Missouri State. Renee Santoyo shot 77 on day two, and paired with her 75 in the opening 18 holes, she finished the two-day event in 152 to win the individual crown.
Park's spring schedule will be announced later this month at www.parkathletics.com.