COLLEGE CLIPBOARD: Women's golf, softball
UND finishes ninth at Big Sky meet
CHANDLER, Ariz. — UND posted its lowest score of the spring (315) on Tuesday to finish ninth at the Big Sky Championship at Ocotillo Golf Resort.
Sophomore Sadie Martin paced UND with a 74 to finish in 16th place. Freshman Dani DelGreco shot a 78, while junior Amanda Fairweather shot a final round 80.
“We came here wanting to improve from last season and return to the form we showed in the fall,” UND coach Natalie Martinson said. “We struggled on the back nine yesterday to bring our score up a bit, but I was really proud of the way we responded and finished up today on a high note.”
The 315 was 18 strokes better than Monday’s second round and coupled with Sunday’s 327 gave the team a 975 total, which was 20 strokes better than its showing from the 2013 event. UND also ended up in ninth place after Northern Colorado was unable to field a full lineup after two of its players withdrew due to illness.
Portland State’s A Ram Choi ran away with medalist honors after tying the tournament record with a final-round 67. Her record-tying score propelled the Vikings to a team score of 290, which was the low round of the 54-hole event. Portland won the three-day event.
“We got contributions from everyone in our lineup this week and that was good to see,” Martinson added. “We have a young team and all five of these golfers will be back next season, so there is a lot to build on in the offseason and we’ll have some confidence to take with us.”
Omaha sweeps UND
OMAHA, Neb. — UND dropped a pair of games to Nebraska Omaha 8-0 and 10-0 on Tuesday afternoon.
UND only managed four hits on the day, all of which came in the second game of the doubleheader, as UNO’s Dana Elsasser threw a no-hitter to start the day. Caralyn Chewning hit a double for one of UND’s four hits.
North Dakota plays in its final road games of the season today, taking on Minnesota in Minneapolis. The doubleheader is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m.
- Football: Minnesota-Crookston will hold its spring game Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks. The game will be a mixture of drills and game-like situations and will be in a Maroon vs. Gold format. It is free for the public to attend.
- Baseball: Northland Community and Technical College pitcher Jarad Nelson, of Karlstad, Minn., was named the MCAC Northern Division pitcher of the week. Nelson went 10 innings in a 3-2 win over Vermillion, scattering two hits with both runs unearned. The sophomore struck out five.
- Baseball: Mayville State’s Scott Petry has been named North Star Athletic Association pitcher of the week. The senior from Moorhead went 1-1 for the week. He allowed two runs on six hits in 16Z\c innings. Petry tossed a no-hitter against Dickinson State and pitched 9Z\c innings in a 2-1 loss in extra innings to University of Jamestown.