On to Nationals

Colorado Christian University women advance to NCAA DII national championships; CCU’s Faith Kilgore notches third individual win in last month and a half

By Gary Baines – 5/4/2022

Colorado Christian University is headed to the women’s NCAA Division II national championship as a team for the first time in program history. And it will do so with the NCAA West Regional individual champion on its roster.

CCU, the only Colorado-based women’s team competing in DII regionals, finished second on Wednesday in the 12-team West Regional in Stockton, Calif. That was easily good enough (top 5) to qualify for the 18-school DII national championships, set for May 10-14 in Gainesville, Ga.

Colorado Christian, the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference champion and ranked 37th in the nation’s DII ranks by Golfstat, ended up at 9 over par for three days, nine strokes behind team winner Dallas Baptist, the 2021 national champs.

CCU senior Faith Kilgore from Wimberley, Texas, one of the top-10 ranked women’s DII golfers in the country, cruised to a three-stroke individual regional victory on Wednesday. It was her third individual win in the last month and a half for the RMAC individual champ.

In Stockton, Kilgore went 68-69-70 for a 9-under-par total. Also posting a top-5 finish for CCU on Wednesday was Emily Donaldson, who tied for fifth place (75-70-69).

For all the scores from the DII West Regional, CLICK HERE.

About the Writer: Gary Baines has covered golf in Colorado continuously since 1983. He was a sports writer at the Daily Camera newspaper in Boulder, then the sports editor there, and has written regularly for ColoradoGolf.org since 2009. He was voted into the Colorado Golf Hall of Fame in 2021. Email: ColoradoGolfJournal@mac.com)