The Heidelberg University women’s golf team took on the Ohio Athletic Conference at the 2013 Ohio Athletic Conference Championships. The two-day competition for the OAC title was played over 5,868 yards of Mohawk Country Club in Tiffin, Ohio.
The Cardinals of Otterbein University claimed top honors with a two-day team total of 686. The 2013 OAC Medalist honor went to Otterbein's number one golfer, Natalie Perry who cared a two-day total of 166.
The Cardinals finished 53 strokes better than the University of Mount Union who occupied second place. Mount Union finished with a two-day total of 739 followed by Capital’s 742 and Ohio Northern’s 802.
The Student Princes finished with a two-day total of 827, which was ahead of John Carroll’s 854 and Muskingum’s 911.
Transfer Shelby Dearth led the Berg ladies with a 98 on Saturday followed by a 99 on Sunday for a two-day total of 197. Dearth’s 197 was enough for 16th place as an individual.
Heather Lentz returned to the course after taking time off from the team to shoot a two-round total of 206 with a 110 on Saturday and a 96 on Sunday morning.
Rachel Huth and Erica Danver finished with a two-round total of 214 and 217 respectively. Huth collected a 106 in the first round of competition followed by a 108 on Sunday. Danver’s journey to a 217 began with a 99 on Saturday followed by a 118 on Sunday.
Claire Maneer rounded out the Berg squad with a two-day total of 221. Maneer shot a 107 on Saturday followed by a 114 in the final round.
“I am proud of our girls,” said head coach Dan Hartsel. “Saturday was a beautiful day and the girls played well but Sunday the course was wet and slow which makes for difficult playing conditions. All things considered, I am pleased that we could field a team and play respectable again the stiff OAC competition.”
The Heidelberg women will enjoy the summer months on the course in preparation for next autumn’s competition and the 2013 OAC Spring Invitational.