Tommie senior golfer Emily Thul received one of six individual berths into the May 8-11 NCAA Division III Championships set for Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla.
Thul has built a strong 2017-18 resume. She joins Bethel's Christine Piwnica as the MIAC's two lowest scoring averages this school year: Thul at 76.9, and Piwnica at 76.8. Piwnica also received an NCAA tourney invite. Carleton won the league's automatic qualifying spot into nationals.
A senior from Alexandria, Minn., Thul played especially strong this spring. This weekend she tied for third out of 60-plus players at Carleton's tourney with rounds of 79 and 76. Last weekend she recorded consecutive even-par 72s to claim medalist honors by two shots in a field of 73 players at the 12-team Wartburg Invite. These were her 13th and 14th competitive rounds of 75 or better on her four-year college career.
Thul, who tied for second individually in the October 2017 MIAC Championships, has recorded three 72s in her three competitive rounds thus far in 2018.
Thul was the MIAC Player of the Year as a sophomore in 2015-16 with the lowest stroke average among 10 conference teams, and that May led UST to an eighth-place NCAA finish.