Although graduation is quickly approaching at the University of the Cumberlands (UC), the Patriot Women's Golf team is still continuing its preparation for the NAIA National Championships in May. After their fantastic showing last week in the Mid-South Conference (MSC) Championship, one Patriot came away with honors from the NAIA.
UC junior Liz Stephens (Tockington, Bristol UC) was named the NAIA Women's Golfer of the Week, the national office announced on Wednesday. Stephens earns her first weekly award of the season after winning the Mid-South Conference Championships' individual title last week at Bardstown Country Club at Maywood.
Stephens shot a two-day total 147 (76-71) to win by three strokes. Stephens also led the Patriots to the team title and the automatic berth into the NAIA Women's Golf National Championships next month.
Stephens' scores during the tournament earned her a share of the Mid-South Conference Women's Golfer of the Year award alongside Cumberland University's Katie Legge. She also earned 1st Team All-Conference honors as well.
On the season, Stephens is fourth in the NAIA in birdies (46), sixth in par four scoring (4.32), tied for seventh in low round score (69), tenth in par five scoring (5.15) and thirteenth in average score (77.43.)
The Patriots will be back in action on May 21st-24th in the NAIA National Championships at Wilderness Ridge Golf Course in Lincoln, Nebraska.
For more information on the Patriot Women's Golf program along with other Patriot athletics, please visit www.cumberlandspatriots.com.