Kent State women's golf team wins 16th straight MAC title

Record-Courier staff report Published:

FISHERS, Ind. -- Kent State women's golf continued its dominance of the Mid-American Conference, winning its 16th straight championship on Sunday.

The Golden Flashes shot 31-over in the tournament to beat second-place Toledo by 21 strokes. Eastern Michigan took home a third-place finish.

KSU'S Jennifer Ha won the event for the second consecutive year while also repeating as MAC Women's Golfer of the Year. Natalie Goodson was the runner-up medalist, while Wad Phaewchimplee finished the event in third place before being named MAC Freshman of the Year.

Ha sat atop the leaderboard at 6-over while Goodson was a stroke off the lead at 7-over. Both had final rounds of 74. Phaewchimplee was close behind with an 8-over tournament.

Josée Doyon had a Top 10 finish as she ended 13-over to tie for sixth place. Erin Hawe shot 20-over through the three days to round out the Kent State lineup.

Kent State had a total of 41 birdies in the tournament, including 13 on the final day.

Six Golden Flashes earned All-MAC honors, the most ever in the 16-year history of the conference. Doyon, Ha and Phaewchimplee were named to the First Team while Goodson, Hawe and Taylor Kim made the All-MAC Second Team.

As the top three finishers, Ha, Goodson and Phaewchimplee also took home hardware after being named to the MAC All-Tournament Team.

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