SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. – Wingate entered Tuesday as the SAC Women's Golf Championship leader and completed its run to the tournament title with a final team score of 996 – 17 strokes ahead of runner-up Coker.
Wingate's SAC title is the program's third overall and first since 2008. The Bulldogs opened the final round with a 10-stroke lead, and followed by posting the day's second-best team score to increase the margin.
Leading Wingate at the championship was Johanna Neumann, who shot a two-over 74 on Tuesday to clinch the individual medal with a final score of plus-15 231. Neumann won the award by seven strokes over Catawba's Madison Kennedy, becoming the third SAC individual medalist in WU history.
After Wingate and Coker, Carson-Newman finished tied with Newberry for third in the team standings at 1,015. They were followed by No. 5 Queens at 1,026, No. 6 Catawba at 1,027, No. 7 Tusculum at 1,056 and No. 8 Lincoln Memorial at 1062.
Anderson, Lenoir-Rhyne and Mars Hill completed the field with respective team scores of 1,095, 1,113 and 1,140.
Joining Neumann and Kennedy as All-Tournament First Team honorees were Coker's Taylor Demby, who finished at 239, LMU's Sydney Gallant, who posted a 244, and Queens' Grace Glaze, who completed the event at 247.
Making up the All-Tournament Second Team were Tusculum's Sara Howard in sixth place at 249, Carson-Newman's Meridith Hawkins, Catawba's Leslie Long and Newberry's Sophia Ortiz in a tie for seventh at 250, and Carson-Newman's Chelsea Passmore, Newberry's Marianna Monaco, Newberry's Eline Askeland and Wingate's Megan Taylor in a tie for 10th at 252.
SAC teams and individuals will learn their postseason fates on April 28 when NCAA Division II Golf Championship selections are announced.