MVC's Clarissa Molina Wins HAAC Women's Golf ChampionshipPosted May 6, 2014
Marshall, Mo. (May 6, 2014)- The Missouri Valley College women’s golf team competed in the Heart of America Athletic Conference Tournament at Mozingo Golf Course in Maryville, Mo., this week. Freshman Clarissa Molina (McCamey, Texas) overcame a five-stroke deficit after the first round to become the first Viking women’s golfer to win an individual HAAC championship and qualify individually for the NAIA Women’s Golf National Championship.
Molina finished the first round of the tournament shooting an 88 (+16), but rebounded in the second round by shooting an 80 (+8) to finish the championship with a two-round total of 168 (+24) to win by one stroke. In addition to her individual championship, Molina was named to the HAAC all-conference team for her play.
“Clarissa has worked hard this season to get to this point, and she deserves this success,” said Head Women’s Golf Coach Jordan Dickson. “She’s just a freshman but she carries herself like a veteran and a team leader. Everyone in the program is proud of her accomplishment.”
As a team the Vikings finished in seventh place at the championship. The other three scorers for the women’s team include Freshman Katie Phillips (Belton, Mo.) who shot a 215 (+71), Freshman Maia Fitch (Ypsilanti, Mich.) shot a 230 (+86) and Sophomore Jessica Crabtree (Willard, Mo.) finished with a 235 (+91).
Molina has now qualified as an individual for the NAIA Women’s Golf National Championship in Lincoln, Neb., at Wilderness Ridge Golf Club May 20-23.
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