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The Journal Gazette

Friday, May 26, 2017 9:20 pm

College Golf

Tech's Dye wins NAIA golf title

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Courtney Dye, an Indiana Tech senior, won the NAIA National Championship in golf. She finished the three-round tournament in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, at 6 over.

That included a final-round 1-under 71 at the Squire Course on Friday, helping the Warriors to a 14th-place finish in the team standings.

Saint Francis freshman Marissa Singer finished tied for 21st individually at 20 over, including a final-round 82.

Dye came into the day in fourth place; she had a second-round 79 completed over two days because of a rain delay. Singer came in tied for 10th.

Dye, who last year won the Fort Wayne Women’s Golf Association’s City Tournament at Cedar Creek Golf Club – she was 6 over through three rounds – is the first player in Indiana Tech program history to win a national championship. She finished one stroke ahead of Embry-Riddle’s Jessica Williams and two up on Cumberlands’ Kaitlyn Riley.

Indiana Tech’s Wiebke Schlender was 64th at 31 over, after an 81. Loren Kreider was tied for 79th at 40 over with an 84. Katie Giant, a Bishop Dwenger graduate, was 89th at 54 over and Cecilia Heck was tied for 91st at 60 over.