For the third year in a row, Seminole State College of Florida's women's golf team is headed to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Women's Golf Championship, happening May 16-19 at LPGA International in Daytona Beach.
Four Raider golfers — Elia Folch Sola, Kiley Mettler, Caitlin Winters and Lauren Shuford —clinched a spot in the tournament after finishing in the top 10 of the NJCAA Region VIII Qualifier on April 16.
Folch Sola, a freshman from Barcelona, Spain, led the team with a two-round score of 141 (71-70), just one stroke shy of first place. Mettler, a freshman from Horseshoe Bend, Ark., came in seventh with a score of 161 (85-76), and Winters, a freshman from Lake Mary, tied for eighth with a score of 167 (89-78). Shuford, a freshman from Brooksville, won a tie breaker against teammate Kristin Galek to secure the final spot with a score of 169 (83-86).
The Raiders, who are ranked fifth in the nation, came in second overall with a team score of 638. Region VIII champion Daytona State College had a score of 599. DSC sophomore Mitsuki Katahira, the top-ranked amateur in the world, won the tournament with a score of 140.
Last year, Seminole State finished sixth of 20 teams in the rain-shortened NJCAA national championship.
For more information on the Raider women's golf program, visit the Seminole State women's golf page.
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