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Rocky’s women claim Frontier golf title; qualify for nationals

BILLINGS, Mont. – April 20, 2016 – The Rocky Mountain College women’s golf team led from the start to lay claim to the 2016 Frontier Conference tournament championship, played on the ASU Karsten Golf Course in Tempe, Ariz., April 18-20.

The Battlin’ Bears shot a three-day total of 984, finishing 10 strokes better than second place finisher Lewis-Clark State.

Senior Kyla Clancy (Park City, Mont.) took individual tournament honors by shooting a 54-hole 232 (75-79-78). Clancy, who led the entire tournament, finished four strokes ahead of regular season champion Gina Kowolchuk of the University of Great Falls.

Also leading the Battlin’ Bears were freshman Eryn Ellis (Casper, Wyo.), who finished third overall, while Laurel (Mont.) senior McKenzie Webinger finished sixth in the final standings. Freshman Nellie Enderby from Spearfish, S.D., completed the tournament 12th, and Abigail Venzor, a freshman from Three Forks, Mont., rounded out the team’s effort finishing 19th overall.

The win qualified the Battlin’ Bears for the 22nd Annual NAIA Women’s Golf National Championships that will be played May 17-20 at Savannah Quarters Country Club in Pooler, Ga.

Rocky’s men’s team finished second behind champion Lewis-Clark State College, who ended the Battlin’ Bears’ season by six strokes (901-907).

Rocky freshman, Colton Murphy (Mandan, N.D.), carded a three-day total 225 (76-70-79), good enough for a tie for second place overall with L-C State’s Casey Brown.