BEAUMONT, Calif. – The final day of the season came to a head today at the 2016 Women's Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Golf Championships at the Oak Valley Golf Club.
Although the top three teams on the women's side were within four strokes of each other today, the No. 7 University of Redlands women's golf team gained a 20-stroke advantage in the seven-round aggregate scoring to win back-to-back conference titles. In addition, Bulldog sophomore Caroline Ordian captured the individual championship, while senior teammate Amberlynn Dorsey finished second in the player standings to cap off a stellar outing by the Bulldogs.
The Redlands Bulldogs controlled the field and earned the SCIAC title after a final round 304 and a season total of 2,235. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (307) and Pomona-Pitzer (308) were head-to-head with the Athenas edging the Sagehens overall, 2,255 to 2,275.
Whittier placed fourth overall with 2,286 shooting a 325 today. Cal Lutheran finished the season fifth in 2,361 after carding a team 337 today. Occidental combined for a 335 on Tuesday and wrapped up the season with 2,411 strokes for sixth. La Verne completed the field with a 375 today and 2,828 during the entirety of the season.
Pomona-Pitzer's Tiffany Gu finished with a 229 (75-76-78) and was also selected for the Sportsmanship Award.
The SCIAC does not have an automatic berth for women's golf, but Redlands will find out on Monday, May 2 during the NCAA.com Selection Show whether or not they earned a bid to the 2016 NCAA Women's Golf Championships that are set for May 10-13 at the Bay Oaks Golf Club in Houston, Texas.
During the selection shows, which are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. PST for the men and 3:00 p.m. PST for the women, individual golfers will be selected to compete as well.