By Chris Lindeke
Assistant Athletic Director, Strategic Communications and Branding
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Sunday, October 10, 2021
WIAC Championship Web Page (includes results)
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater golf team captured its fifth straight Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championship Sunday by winning the three-day, 54-hole WIAC Championship presented by Culver’s at Reedsburg Country Club in Reedsburg, Wis.
The Warhawks also claimed the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Championship, which is scheduled for May 10-13 at Bay Oaks Country Club in Houston, Texas.
UW-Whitewater has now won seven conference championships all time, second-most in league history. (UW-Eau Claire, 9)
Following the conclusion of play, head coach Andrea Wieland was named WIAC Coach of the Year for the second straight season.
The Warhawks finished 11 strokes ahead of the field with a three-day total of 958 (323-311-324).
Lily Sheppard led UW-W with a three-day score of 237 (80-74-83), good for fourth place in the 69-player field. Madi LaPaz surged to seventh on the final day with a team-best score of 76 in the third round for a 240 (82-82-76), good for a tie for seventh.
Ashton Sinak and Kallie Lux tied for 10th with matching scores of 242. Sinak carded rounds of 81, 77 and 84 for the weekend, while Lux tallied totals of 81, 80 and 81 strokes.
Elizabeth Johnson fired a 250 (81-80-89) for the weekend, good for 21st overall.
Grace Westerman placed the highest of any individual in the field, tying for 18th with her score of 248 (86-82-80). Following play, she was selected to the WIAC All-Sportsmanship Team.
Lauren Winter earned a spot in the top 25 with a scorecard reading 255 (89-86-80), good for 24th on the leaderboard.
Sydney O’Hearn also finished among the top half of the field with her score of 260 (92-85-83), good for 29th.
Jennifer Berardi tied for 37th with a 269 (92-87-90), Haley Myers tied for 43rd with a 274 (82-94-98), and Emma Norton placed 45th with a 275 (87-98-90). Jessica LaBerge collected a 285 (91-103-91) to finish 55th overall.
UW-Whitewater closes the fall slate Oct. 17-19 at the Golfweek Division III Fall Invitational in Miramar Beach, Fla.