Faith Kilgore finishes 8th at women’s NCAA DII nationals in her final tourney for Colorado Christian
By Gary Baines – 5/12/2022
Last year, a golfer from a Colorado-based school posted a top-10 individual finish at the women’s NCAA Division I national championship as the University of Denver’s Anna Zanusso placed ninth.
This season — on Thursday, specifically — another golfer from a Colorado program notched a top 10 at nationals, in this case at the women’s Division II finals.
In her final tournament for Colorado Christian University before transferring to the University of Texas for her fifth season, Texan Faith Kilgore tied for eighth place out of 98 players in the DII meet in Gainesville, Ga.
Kilgore shared the lead after the opening round and was 4 under par through 35 holes, but she played her final 19 holes in 9 over par. Her scores of 69-74-78 left her 5 over par and 10 strokes behind individual champion Anahi Servin of the Academy of Art in San Francisco.
Kilgore won three individual titles since mid-March this season.
Meanwhile, as a team, Colorado Christian came into the final round in eighth place, with the top eight finishers advancing to match play. But a score of 315 on Thursday ended CCU’s season as it tied for 12th place.
WOMEN’S NCAA DIVISION II NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
In Gainesville, Ga.
12. Colorado Christian 301-304—315—920
8. Faith Kilgore 69-74-78–221
20. Emily Donaldson 72-74-79–225
67. Courtney Andersson 82-75-78–235
82. Kiersten Bryant 78-81-80–239
98. Emily Doeden 87-86-89—262
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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)