Dragons earn trip to NCAA National Championships

Tiffin University qualified for the NCAA National Championships with a third-place finish.
Tiffin University qualified for the NCAA National Championships with a third-place finish.

Tiffin University's women's golf team reached another historic milestone, qualifying for the NCAA National Championships for the first time as a team.

The team earned selection with a third-place finish at the East Regional in Kansas, Missouri. The Dragons shot a strong 303 in the third round, their best round of the regional. The Dragons stayed consistent for the entire tourney, opening with 307, improving to 306 on day two, and finishing with 303.

Findlay won the regional with a 873 total, followed by Indianapolis with 900. The Dragons shsot 916, holding off Grand Valley State's 921 and Missouri-St. Louis's 924.

Lisa Marie Schumacher led the way, finishing 8th overall with a round of 75 for a 222 total. Michaela Lindahl matched her in the third round with 75 and was just five strokes back overall with 227.

Alexis Savage also had a strong third round with 76 for a 234 total, while Amanda Johansson kept the group scores close with a 77 third round and a 236 total. Jordan Van Meter shot 80 and 241 overall.

The national qualification marks another high point for the Dragons. Last year the team qualified its first individual golfer to the National Championships in Alice Putoud, who eventually finished 31st overall.

The championships will be held May 10-14 at Chattahoochee Golf Club in Gainesville, Georgia. 

"I am very proud of our team for how hard they have worked to get where they are," said Head Coach Brittany Brownell."We have played in very tough weather conditions every tournament this spring, and they have pushed through with nothing but positivity. We have set a consistent scoring average this spring. We have also beat and tied many teams, which we have not done in school history. I would also like to thank our coaching staff, Alice Putoud and Julian LaVallee for all of their hard work this year. We would not be where we are without them."