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Women's Golf Wins 15th Consecutive Conference Title

Courtesy: ORU Media Relations
          Release: 04/24/2012
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PRIMM, Nevada-In the closest conference tournament in Summit League history, the Oral Roberts women's golf team kept its streak of consecutive conference championships alive winning the 15th in a row with a four-shot victory over North Dakota State. The Golden Eagles shot 298 in the final round, giving them a final tally of 909 (297-314-298, +45).

The 909 fired by the Golden Eagles is the second-best score in conference history, only bested by the 902 shot by ORU in the 2006 championships. During their run of 15-consecutive championships, only twice has the margin of victory been less than 27 shots, with the Golden Eagles prevailing by six shots over UMKC in 1999.

Alheli Moreno (74-74-75) and Tiffany Robbins (71-76-76) tied for third individually with a team-best 223, +7, with Robbins helping ice the championship with a birdie on the 17th hole.

Kylie Bollenbach and Crystal Reeves each finished with their best rounds of the tournament, as Bollenbach fired a 73 on Tuesday to move into a tie for 13th overall at 230 (75-82-73, +14). Reeves shot 74 in the final round, giving her a 233 (77-82-74, +17) for the tournament, tying her for 18th overall.

Eve Santillan rounded out the ORU finishers with a 244 (80-83-81, +28) tournament score, finishing tied for 37th overall.

Amy Anderson from North Dakota State took home individual medalist honors for the second year in a row with a 218.

ORU will earn an automatic bid into the NCAA Division I Women's Golf Championship and will be placed at one of three regional sites (State College, Pa., Columbus, Ohio, Erie, Colo.) at a later date. More information on the team's destination will be posted at www.ORUGoldenEagles.com as it becomes available.

All-Tournament Team:
Amy Anderson, North Dakota State
Monica Jung, Southern Utah
Alheli Moreno, Oral Roberts
Tiffany Robbins, Oral Roberts
Kristi Tschudin, Western Illinois

Championship MVP:
Amy Anderson, North Dakota State

Newcomer of the Championship:
Monica Jung, Southern Utah

Coach of the Year:
Lance Watson, Oral Roberts

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