Loyola golf receives votes in Final NAIA Coaches Poll

Sat, 06/07/2014

(Kansas City, Mo.) Loyola women’s golf finished the 2013-14 season receiving 50 votes in the postseason NAIA Coaches Poll.

The Wolf Pack golf team had previously garnered votes in two polls. The Wolf Pack received 13 votes in the March 28th poll, and that dropped to three votes on the May 8th poll. However, after finishing the NAIA National tournament in 20th place, Loyola added enough votes to end the year tied for 29th place in the NAIA. 50 votes is the most Loyola’s golf team has ever received in the NAIA National Poll.

Sarah-Anne Smurlick attained 66th place individually at the NAIA National Tournament with a score of 247 to lead the Wolf Pack. Alexis Hazard shot a 250 to place in 77th. The team closed with a mark of 1,005 which was 142 shots over par for the three round event.

Loyola women’s golf finished second in the SSAC championship meet in the program’s second year of existence. Four student-athletes ended in the top 20 individually, including Alexis Hazard who placed third.

The Wolf Pack also captured first in the Emmanuel Spring Invitational as the Wolf Pack placed five girls in the top 10 individually. Hazard took second place after shooting 166 over the two day event. Smurick, Megan Keck, and Julchen Narwark took fifth, sixth, and seventh, respectively. Alexis Vega rounded out the Wolf Pack scorers in 10th place. They won by edging the number eight team in the country, the College of Coastal Georgia.

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