MESA, AZ — Lincoln College women’s golfer Amber Bausch recently competed in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Women’s Golf National Championship. The event was held May 14th through 17th at Longbow Golf Club in Mesa, Arizona. Bausch, a sophomore from Moline, Illinois, posted a four-day total of 404 (101-107-97-99) which put her in 97th place overall.
Bausch’s appearance at the national event was a victory in itself considering her road to recovery following knee surgery prior to the start of the 2017-2018 season.
“Amber did a great job working hard to get her knee back in golf shape after having surgery last summer,” said head Women’s Golf Coach Carol Wilson. “Her final score isn’t a true indicator of the shots she made to keep the ball out of the desert and out of bounds,” Wilson added.
Daytona State College won the NJCAA National Team Championship. Dayton captured their 10th title and 3rd consecutive in record fashion with an even-par 1,152 to set the lowest four round total in NJCAA history by 24 strokes. In addition to the team record, Dayton golfers Jiwon Jeon and Grace St-Germain each posted an individual record of 8-under, 280. Jeon edged St-Germain in a three-hole playoff to win medalist honors.
Coach Wilson was happy that Bausch got the chance to play on such a big stage. “It was a great opportunity for Amber to compete in the NJCAA National Championship for the final year of our participation. Lincoln College has had great representation at the women’s golf national tournament in the past years and we are looking forward to competing for a chance to go to nationals in the NAIA,” said Wilson.