Women’s golf takes 21st place at NCAA championship

COLUMBUS — The Kent State women’s golf team finshed 21st at the 2006 NCAA Women’s Golf Championships.

The team played May 23 to 26 at Ohio State University’s Scarlet Course.

The Golden Flashes were led by sophomore Kira Meixner, who tied for 12th place individually. Meixner shot a 74 in the final round totaling 295. That score broke the school record previously held by Martina Gillen from 2001.

“Kira had a heck of a tournament,” head coach Mike Morrow said in a press release. “She played solid golf throughout the tournament and was in complete control of her game. She drove the ball well, put it on the greens and proved that she belonged among the top players in the country.”

The Flashes shot 306 in the final round. The team came within eight shots of finishing in the top 20.

“It was just an outstanding year for our team,” Morrow said. “Obviously we had higher expectations for the tournament than 21st, but we plugged along and gave it everything we had. We just never got our games together for 18 holes, but the effort was there.”

Duke finished in first place followed by Southern California and Pepperdine, respectively.

– Frank Schaefer