Tommie senior women's golfer Emily Thul was bidding for a top-15 finish in the final round of the four-day, 72-hole national tournament in Florida on Friday. But one frustrating hole knocked her out of that goal. Thul took an 11 on her next-to-last hole and shot an 87. She tied for 27th in her final tournament as a Tommie.
Thul was among 15 players named to the All-MIAC team, and also made the All-Region team.
Emily Thul shot 74 on Thursday -- tied for the third best score on the day -- and is tied for 11th in a field of 130 players at the NCAA Championships in Howie in the Hills, Fla. There's one round to go, and Thul is four shots out of the top five at 78-84-74/236.
Thul is second among the six individual qualifiers.
Tommie senior women's golfer Emily Thul shot 84 on Wednesday and is tied for 30th in a field of 130 players at the NCAA Championships in Howie in the Hills, Fla. There are two rounds to go, and Thul is six shots out of the top 10.
Thul shot 78 in round one and was tied for 10th to start the second round.
Tommie senior golfer Emily Thul is set to play May 8-11 NCAA Division III Championships set for Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. Thul, who claimed one of six individual spots in the field, tees off at 9:10 Eastern time Tuesday.
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.