LEXINGTON — After Friday’s first two rounds, there was little doubt the University of Findlay women’s golf team would win its third straight conference championship.

The Oilers put an exclamation point on their weekend by shooting a tournament low 310 on Saturday to beat runner up Tiffin for the team crown by 33 strokes 932-965.

UF’s Meredith Wipper left no doubt who the tournament medalist was going to be either.

Wipper led after the first day of the tournament by one stroke with a 36-hole total of 154. She increased her winning margin to five strokes over teammate Maklenzie Torres and Malone’s Christina Williams by shooting a final round 70 to finish at 11-over-par 224 strokes.

Torres ended the tournament with a 74, as did Williams, to finish at 229.

Samantha Hatter was fifth for Findlay with a 237, Samantha Kellstrom (238) was seventh, Kristina Knisely (242) tied for 10th and Jill Schmitmeyer (247) was 17th.

TEAM STANDINGS

1, Findlay 932. 2, Tiffin 965. 3, Walsh 995. 4, Ohio Dominican 997. 5, Trevecca Nazarene 1,016. 6, Malone 1,055. 7, Alderson Broaddus 1,063. 8, Ohio Valley 1,132. 9, Kentucky Wesleyan 1,210. 10, Ursuline 1,284. 11, Davis & Elkins 1,295.

Men’s golf is 2nd

LEXINGTON — Trevecca Nazarene shot a third round 286 to leapfrog the University of Findlay on its way to winning the team title at Saturday’s Great Midwest Athletic Conference men’s golf tournament at the University of Kentucky’s Big Blue Golf Club.

Malone led the tournament after Friday’s first two rounds with Trevecca Nazarene and Findlay tied for second place. But the Pioneers shot a disastrous 309 on Saturday to fall to fourth place.

Trevecca Nazarene finished with an 881-892 edge over the Oilers. Hillsdale (900) was third and Malone (902) ended up fourth in the 12-team event.

Caleb Westfall led the Oilers by finishing in a tie for third place individually with a 54-hole total of 220 strokes. Luke Kelly (222) was fifth, Tanner Grzegorczyk (226) finished 13th, Findlay High product Sam Griffith (228) tied for 19th and Dylan DeWitt (231) ended up 24th individually.

Trevecca Nazarene’s Blain Turner and Larken Whittemore shared medalist honors with a 217.

TEAM STANDINGS

1, Trevecca Nazarene 881. 2, Findlay 892. 3, Hillsdale 900. 4, Malone 902. 5, Tiffin 912. 6, Ohio Dominican 914. 7, Ohio Valley 928. 8, Cedarville 936. 9, Kentucky Wesleyan 943. 10, Walsh 948. 11, Davis & Elkins 955. 12, Alderson Broaddus 1,047.

Tiffin nips lacrosse

Tiffin rallied from an 8-5 halftime deficit to knock of the University of Findlay 13-12 in a battle for the top spot in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference women’s lacrosse standings on Saturday at UF’s Armstrong Complex.

With two games on the league slate remaining, the Dragons improved to 9-6 overall and 5-0 in the GMAC to take over sole possession of first place. Findlay fell to 6-9 and 4-1 and slipped into a tie for second place with Lake Erie.

Danielle Dilorenzo scored three times in the first half, Jacelyn Litman netted two goals and Brie Caruso, Ciara Burud and Hannah Peebles each tallied once to stake the Oilers to an 8-5 halftime lead.

Tiffin, though, took control by scoring the first six goals of the second half. Elle Hamilton, who led the Dragons with eight goals, scored four times in the second half to rally the Dragons. Ashley Osbeck’s two goals pushed Tiffin’s lead to 13-9 with 7:38 to play. Dilorenzo, Burud and Kindra Lindell scored goals over the final minute, but the Oilers fell one goal short.

Dilorenzo scored four goals, Litman (1 assist), Burud (1 assist) and Peebles (6 assists) each scored two goals. Lindell and Caruso had one goal apiece.

Findlay outshot Tiffin 27-25 and had a 17-14 edge in turnovers. The Dragons won the draw control battle with a 19-8 edge.

The Oilers will wrap up the regular season next week with a home game against Lake Erie on Friday and a road contest at Ursuline on Sunday before playing in the GMAC Tournament.

3 wins for Bassitt

ASHLAND — Ashland University sprinter and Bluffton High School grad Trevor Bassitt stole the show at Saturday’s Ashland Alumni Invitational.

Bassitt swept the men’s 110 (13.98) and 400 hurdles (51.60) while running a leg on Ashland’s winning 1,600 relay (3:22.25) in the men’s meet.

The University of Findlay track teams also had a solid day at Ashland.

In the men’s meet, Gabe Makin scored the only win for the Oilers as he won the pole vault with a jump of 15-5. Lenell Shelby was second to Bassitt in both the 110 (14.54) and 400 hurdles (52.82). Other second-place finishes went to Justin Dreyling in the long jump (20-9¾), Josh Steinbrunner in the high jump (5-10¾), Xavier Marable in the 400 (48.40) and Zach Taylor in the 5,000 (15:52.54).

Elmwood grad Keyon Campbell was third for Bluffton University in the high jump (5-8¾). Patrick Henry grad Marcus Myers, competing unattached, was third in Friday’s elite hammer throw with a toss of 209-11.

Jenna Shipman was a winner for UF’s women’s team as she captured the long jump (17-8).

Semoy Hemmings was in on a pair of runner up finishes. She was second in the 400 (58.52) and teamed with Aubreah Manns (Riverdale), Miklaely Pean and Shipman for second in the 400 relay (49.96). Meadow Kromer added a second-place showing in the pole vault (11-7¾).

Riverdale graduate Carrol Pauley was second in the women’s hammer throw for Ashland, with a toss of 167-11. Hillsdale’s Dana Newell, a Carey alum, was sixth in the women’s elite hammer throw (18-36). Mohawk grad Destini Oler finished seventh for host Ashland in the 1,600 (5:02.37).

UF MEN’S FINishes

SHOT — 8, Combs (UF) 54-11½. DISCUS — 7, Martin (UF) 146-7. TJ — 3, Dreyling (UF) 44-2¾. LJ — 2, Dreyling (UF) 20-9¾. PV — 1, Makin (UF) 15-5. 3, Stevens (UF) 14-11. 6, Bedel (UF) 13-11¼. 3,200 STEEPLE — 5, Kohout (UF) 10:26.30. 110 HH — 2, Shelby (UF) 14.54. 5, Steinbrunner (UF) 15.12. 6, Saylor (UF) 15.19. HJ — 2, Steinbrunner (UF) 5-10¾. 400 HURDLES — 2, Shelby (UF) 52.82. 5, Saylor (UF) 56.20. 1,500 — 8, Gleason (UF) 4:10.70. 400 — 2, Marable (UF) 48.40. 3, Kolb (UF) 50.73. 4, Stepansky (UF) 51.61. 5,000 — 2, Taylor (UF) 15:52.54. 200 — 4, Pensante (UF) 22.07. 6, Jellison (UF) 22.23. 7, Williams (UF) 22.39. 1,600 relay — 3, Findlay (Saylor, Pensante, Jellison, Stepansky) 3:27.03. ELITE HAMMER — 8, Combs (UF) 192-10.

uf women’s finishes

SHOT ELITE — 5, Hahler (UF) 44-6. DISCUS — 5, Hahler (UF) 127-3. TJ — 3, Johnson (UF) 31-8. LJ — 1, Shipman (UF) 17-8. PV — 2, Kromer (UF) 11-7¾. 7, Wickiser (UF) 9-¾. 8, Scarberry (UF) 9-¾. 100 IH — 4, McCluer (UF) 16.24. 100 — 7, Pean (UF) 13.10. 400 relay — 2, Findlay (Manns, Hemmings, Pean, Shipman) 49.96. 400 — 2, Hemmings (UF) 58.52. 4, Robinett (UF) 59.65. 300 Lh — . 800 — 6, Manns (UF) 2:25.41. 200 — 4, Shipman (UF) 25.64. 5, Pean (UF) 26.37.

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