Lady Owls, Owls golf teams dominate own WWU Fall Invitational

The William Woods University women’s and men’s golf squads made it a clean sweep of the team titles at their own WWU Fall Invitational.

Junior Jada Bennington shot a two-round score of 146 to pick up individual medalist honors and William Woods claimed the women’s team championship with a cumulative 605 total as the tournament concluded Tuesday at Tanglewood Golf Course in Fulton.

Meanwhile, Morgan Hough and Chris Reinert — both finishing with 141 scores — shared individual medalist status while helping direct William Woods to the men’s title with a 570 total.

Bennington’s second-round score of 70 on Tuesday is the second-lowest 18-hole round in school history. The Lady Owls’ 292 total on Tuesday also equalled a school record for 18 holes and is the lowest team score in the NAIA this fall.

William Woods’ 605 score is also the lowest in the NAIA this fall.

The Lady Owls placed five golfers in the top six, including sophomore Naomi Starr (153) in second, sophomore Lindsey Johnson (153) third, freshman Jamie Palermo (154) fourth, and freshman Valarie Mielziner (162) sixth.

Bennington, Starr, Johnson and Palermo were named to the all-tournament team.

In the men’s division, William Woods’ 570 total was the second-best 36-hole score in school history.

Joining Hough and Reinert on the all-tournament team for the Owls were junior J.D. Nash and junior Bobby Mayer, who tied for third with a pair of 143s.

The William Woods women and men will next play in their respective NAIA Previews. The Lady Owls compete Oct. 2-4 in Greeneville, Tenn., while the men play Oct. 12-14 in Silvis, Ill.

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