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Scots' Barnard Named All-Conference Women's Golf
Monmouth College senior golfer Lynsey Barnard ended her Midwest Conference career the way she started it - with an all-conference performance.

Playing at the MWC Tournament at Aldeen Golf Course in Rockford, Ill., the Fighting Scots finished the 54-hole tournament in sixth place after carding rounds of 409-411-407-1227. Carroll won the meet, firing a 357 during the rain-
soaked first round to lead by more than 30 strokes. The Pioneers maintained that margin over the final two rounds to win their first league title.

Individually for the Scots, Barnard - a Pekin native - placed eighth to earn her second all-conference honor. She earned her first all-conference award her sophomore year after taking her freshman year off from the sport, Barnard opened with a 92 and followed with scores of 97 and 96 to finish with a 285.

Freshman Nicole Hurst fought off first day problems and dropped strokes each day. After opening with a 110, Hurst checked in with a 99 and 94 over the final two rounds for a 303, just two strokes in front of teammate Kristin Humphrey. The junior opened with a 96, but jumped to a 100-109 over the last two days to finish the tournament at 305.

Playing in her final conference tournament, senior Kendra Catterton finished the final round with a 108 - her best score of the weekend. Catterton opened with a 111-115 and carded a 54-hole total of 334. First-year golfer, junior Kayla Winbigler checked in with a 398, after fighting off second-day problems. She carded rounds of 128-145-125.

Cold, wet conditions over the weekend saw the Scots shoot their highest 18 hole scores of the season. The Aldeen Course - the permanent home for the Midwest Conference women's tournament - was held at the course for the first time this season.


Lynsey Barnard

(Story and Photo submitted by Monmouth College)
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