Pilots Win Regional, Brooke Thomas Named Player of the Year

WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis. – Bethel Women’s Golf won the NCCAA North Central Regional, running away from Northwestern (Minn.) in the second round to score a 112-stroke victory over 36 holes. Brooke Thomas earned Medalist honors atop the field and took the honor of the Region Player of the Year, while Geandra Almeida was named the Region Coach of the Year. Taeyon Kwon, Maria Pardo Victori, and Jessica Shurety were also named All-Region for their top-five finishes.

MATCH VITALS
• NCCAA North Central Regional: Hosted by Northwestern (Minn.)
• Trappers Turn Golf Club: Wisconsin Dells, Wis.
• Round 1 Score: 352 | 1st
• Round 2 Score: 328 | 1st
• Total Score: 680 | 1st

TEAM RESULTS
• 1. Bethel: 352 | 328 || 680
• 2. Northwestern: 402 | 390 || 792

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS
• 1. Brooke Thomas: 88 | 75 || 163
• 2. Taeyon Kwon: 84 | 84 || 168
• 3. Maria Pardo Victori: 88 | 84 || 172
• 4. Jessica Shurety: 92 | 85 || 177
• 6. Paige Sexstella: 95 | 90 || 185

NEXT TIME OUT
• The Pilots host the Harbor Shores Intercollegiate on Monday and Tuesday at Harbor Shores Golf Course in Benton Harbor, Michigan.

THOUGHTS FROM COACH ALMEIDA
• “The team played better today and we are so glad we qualified for the NCCAA Nationals. I’m very proud of the way Brooke played today, she was very disappointed with her performance yesterday but came back strong today to shoot the best score of the entire field. We certainly didn’t feel like a big win because we had higher expectations as far as the team score, but I know the girls played the best they could under pretty tough conditions.”