Wolf Pack women fifth, men’s team claims sixth at Faulkner University Spring Invite

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(Montgomery, Ala.) Following an opening round that saw both teams end the day in sixth place, the Loyola University golf team returned to the Lagoon Park Golf Course on Tuesday morning to end play at the Faulkner University Spring Invite in Montgomery, Alabama.

Improving its round by one stroke on day two, the Wolf Pack women’s team jumped one stop in the standings to finish the final round in fifth after shooting a 671 (336-335, +95).

Julchen Narwark (SR/Buchholz in der Nordheide, .de) was the top finisher for Loyola for the second-straight tournament, carding an 83 on day two to cap off the event tied for 10th place with a 163 (80-83, +19).

The duo of Megan Keck (SR/Sedalia, Mo.) and Daria Delfino (SO/Cranston, R.I.) both jumped five spots in the rankings after day two to each end the final round tied for 17th at +24 (168). After finishing yesterday’s opening round tied for 27th, Alexis Hazard (SR/Pensacola, Fla.) improved two positions to finish Tuesday tied for 25th (172, +28) while Ashley Roger’s team-best six-position improvement left her tied for 29th (174, +30) in Montgomery.

Indiana Tech’s Courtney Dye claimed the individual crown with a +11 finish and William Woods University took the women’s team victory after carding a +67 on the par 72, 5821-yard course.

The Wolf Pack women’s squad will head to the Tennessee National Golf Club on March 20-21 to participate in the TWU Bojangles Spring Invitational in Loudon, Tennessee.

On the men’s side, Loyola shot a 316 on Tuesday to finish the tournament with a 627 (+28) and in sixth place in the nine-team field.

After ending day one tied for fifth, Jose Perez (SO/Pichincha, Ecuador ) ended day two tied for 13th with a 153 (74-79, +9) to lead the men’s squad. Philip Nijoka (SO/Houston, Texas) wrapped up Tuesday’s action at +15 (159) to tie for 28th along with Jack Dickson (FR/Oldsmar, Fla.), whose seven-spot improvement was the best for the men’s team in Montgomery. Mark Nijoka (SO/Houston, Texas) left Lagoon Park tied for 34th at +16 while Ryan Hicks (SO/Santa Monica, Calif.) dropped ten positions on Tuesday to wrap up play tied for 37th at +18.

Featuring the top two finishers in the tournament, William Woods University grabbed the team title on Tuesday after carding a 601 (+25) to edge out host Faulkner University by just a single stroke.

The Wolf Pack men’s team will return to action at the Carey College Classic from March 13-14 at the Canebrake Country Club in Hattiesburg, Miss.

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