Sophomore ranked No. 1 in NCAA Division III women's golf
March 25, 2010
in the country for NCAA Division III women's
Bachert has also been named an SCAC Women's
golfer-of-the-week this season.
Centre sophomore Emily Bachert of Bowling Green, Ky., is ranked number one in the country for NCAA Division III women's golfers.
Bachert's current scoring average is 78.99. Versus top 25 players, she has a record of 13-0.
Last weekend, the Colonels competed at the Jekyll Island Collegiate Invitational, held at the Indian Mound Golf Course. Bachert won the Invitational by coming from two strokes down to beat Susan Martin, the two-time Division III Champion from Methodist University.
On March 7, the Colonels’ hosted the first match of the season against Rhodes College at Temple Hills Country Club in Franklin, Tenn. Bachert won the dual match with a score of 78. She was a medalist for her play in the match.
Bachert also competed individually at the Edwin Watts/Kiawah Island Classic in Kiawah Island, S.C., in mid-February. She was the only Division III player to compete in the field, as all of the other competitors were from Division I schools. During the three day stint, Bachert shot a 250, which tied her for 138th place.
“This is an amazing accomplishment with the fact that Emily had to battle back from her stress fracture and not competing in the fall,” said coordinator of golf Brian Chafin. “Division III women's golf is very competitive, and to be at the top is a great honor. We still have a long way to go; right now, our sights are set on the SCAC Championships both as a team and as an individual.”
The team winners at the SCAC Championships get automatic bids to the NCAA Division III Championships. There are also two Pool C spots for teams that do not win their conference championship.
The Centre women’s golf team is ranked 17th in the country in head-to-head standings, with a division record of 107-20.