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Nelson qualified for the 2017 NAIA Women's Golf National Championship, May 23-26 at PGA. Photo Courtesy of William Penn
Women's Golf - Tue, May 9, 2017

OSKALOOSA, Ia- The Grand View Vikings women's golf team took 2nd place in the Heart of America Athletic Conference Championships which took place this Monday and Tuesday and was hosted by William Penn at Edmundson Golf Course in Oskaloosa, Iowa. COMPLETE RESULTS

The Vikings, with a two round total of 655, took 2nd to host William Penn who won the Championships with a total score of 607. Baker University rounded out the top three shooting a team total of 677.

Individually, Kimberly Nelson (Malaysia) eagled the 18th hole to claim a one-shot victory and earn individual medalist honors at the 2 Championship, shooting a two round total of eight over par 150. Nelson entered the final 18 holes trailing leader Helene Larsen of William Penn by two strokes. With one hole remaining in the final group, Nelson sat one shot behind Larsen on the par 5, 470-yard 18th hole. The Grand View sophomore recorded just the second eagle in the tournament to finish her round at 77, while Larsen carded a double bogey to see the one-shot lead flip to Nelson. Maria Mantilla (Bogota, Colombia) took 5th overall shooting a two round total of 154.

Nelson will join William Penn as automatic qualifiers for the 2017 NAIA Women's Golf National Championship, May 23-26 at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

Lyndie Phillips finished 17th overall shooting a 172, Emily Wagner (Casey, Iowa) was not far behind shooting a 179 to finish tied for 27th while Tessa Swacker (Waterloo, Iowa) shot a 190 which placed her 39th.

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Grand View Team Scoring

2nd Place Team 655

Individual Scoring

1st Kimberly Nelson 150 (73-77)

5th Maria Mantilla 154 (76-78)

17th Lyndie Phillips 172 (89-83)

T27th Emily Wagner 179 (89-90)

39th Tessa Swacker 190 (98-92)

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