WARREN (Ohio) – West Virginia Wesleyan freshman Kiana Toole certainly made a name for herself in the Mountain East Conference golf championships held at Avalon Lakes Golf Course in Warren, Ohio this past Tuesday and Thursday.
Toole ran away with the medalist honors shooting a tournament low 74 during the final round to go along with her 79 on day one for a 153.
She was the only player to shoot in the 70s both days.
For her performance, she earned both the MEC Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year honors.
Toole is the fist women’s golfer in Wesleyan’s history to claim either honor.
The women only managed to get two of their three days of competition in as Wednesday’s golf was canceled because of poor weather.
Wesleyan’s Sumire Ebioka also performed well at the championships taking third place overall with a 166.
She shot an 84 on day one and followed that up with an 82 on day two earning First Team All-Conference honors.
Wesleyan was edged out of the team title by three strokes by Charleston as they shot a 673 and Wesleyan fired a 676.
Wesleyan was three strokes back on day one (338-341) and couldn’t make up any ground on Thursday as both teams shot a 335.
Wheeling was third with a 689 and Davis & Elkins was fourth with a 723.
Wesleyan’s Carleigh Bolyard just missed the cut for earning honorable mention honors placing 19th. She shot an impressive 81 on day one and was in second place but ballooned up to a 97 on day two for a 178.
Beverly Toothman finished 23rd for Wesleyan with a 183 (97-96) and Emma Bryan was 31st with a 194 (101-93).
The championship concluded the spring season for the women.
1. Charleston 673; 2. West Virginia Wesleyan 676; 3. Wheeling 689; 4. Davis & Elkins 723; 5. Fairmont State 737; 6. Notre Dame 752; 7. Glenville State 753; 8. Concord 789; 9. West Liberty 834.
INDIVIDUAL TOP 5
1. Kiana Toole (West Virginia Wesleyan) – 153
2. Elizabeth Karsten (Charleston) – 163
3. Emily Holzopfel (Wheeling) -- 166
(tie) Sumire Ebioka (West Virginia Wesleyan) – 166
4. Beatrice Dietz (Charleston) – 167
LADY BOBCAT RESULTS
Kiana Toole (1st) 79-74 = 153
Sumire Ebioka (3rd) 84-82 = 166
Carleigh Bolyard (19th) 81-97 = 178
Beverly Toothman (23rd) 97-86 = 183
Emma Bryan (31st) 101-93 = 194