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'Roos End Season With Fifth-Place Showing at WAC Championship
UMKC Athletics 4-20-2019
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Tournament: WAC Championships
Official Results: CLICK HERE
Dates: April 18-20
Site: Lakewood, Wash.
Course: Oakbrook Golf Club (Par 71, 6,014 yards)
Total Rounds: Three
UMKC Team Standing: 5th out of 8 teams (296-307-299/902, +50)
Top UMKC Individual: Cynthia Diaz Rueda | T-7th (72-76-72/220, +7)


LAKEWOOD, Wash.
- The UMKC Women's Golf program claimed a fifth-place finish at the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Championships today with a 50-over par 902 (296-307-299) during the three-round event. Over the course of three days at the Oakbrook Golf Club, the Roos started and finished in the fifth position after a strong showing by senior Cynthia Diaz Rueda. In her final performance of her UMKC career, Diaz Rueda went 1-over par today to tie for seventh overall in the event with a seven-over 220 (72-76-72).

With 37 pars during the three-day event, Diaz Rueda tied for the third-most of any competitor. Her finish today now gives her four career top-10 conference championship finishes. As a freshman, she boasted a fourth-place finish, and followed up with a tie for fourth in 2017 and a fifth-place effort in 2018.

Sophomore Caroline Klemp finished with her best outing of the spring season with a 14-over 227 (72-79-76). She was second on the team as she walked into the clubhouse tied for 19th overall. Her previous best in the spring was a 232 at the Hawkeye El-Tigre Invitational. She had 35 pars during the event, tied for seventh most.

New Mexico State and Seattle tied for the No. 1 team finish, with the Aggies winning the conference championship in a playoff. Both squads finished with a 33-over 885 strokes. With a one-over par 214, Dominique Galloway of New Mexico State boasted the individual medalist.

The 'Roos finish fifth in this championship for the second-straight year.

UMKC individual finishes:

Pos. Player To Par Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total
T7. Cynthia Diaz Rueda +7 72 76 72 220
T19. Caroline Klemp +14 72 79 76 227
23. Theresa de Bochdanovits +16 75 82 72 229
T27. Megan Lucas +19 79 74 79 232
T31. Jaime Bellingham +21 77 78 79 234

Top-5 Team finishes:

Pos. School Round 1
Round 2
Round 3
Total To Par
T1 New Mexico State
293 294 298 885 +33
T1 Seattle U 292 294 299 885 +33
3 Utah Valley
297 289 299 300 +36
4 Grand Canyon
294 304 296 894 +42
5 UMKC 296 307 299 902 +50

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