The Siena women's golf team is back on top once again. The Saints completed a dominant weekend by winning their 13th MAAC Championship in the last 14 years Sunday and are heading back to the NCAA Tournament. Senior Kylie Strijek (+23) won the McLeod Memorial Award as the women's individual champion with an overall score of 239.
"I am very proud of all the girls this week," said Coach Dave Wronowski. "Everyone contributed to this weekend's victory and very happy for Kylie as she was able to hang on to win her final MAAC."
Strijek, who finished tied for 10th last year, was in control from the beginning. Strijek led following each round after scoring a 75, 78 and an 86 throughout the entire Tournament. Strijek's individual championship is the Saints tenth individual championship and the first since Victoria Nguyen won the honors in 2012.
As a team, all five individuals placed in the top-20 overall. Joining Strijek in the top-10 are Victoria Nyugen, Katie Nelson and freshman Kristen Bromley.
Nguyen (+29) finished in fourth, six-strokes behind Strijek after shooting +9 in the final round of play. Nguyen's round scores are 82, 82 and 81 for a total 245.
Nelson (+32) shot a 12 over par in the final round of the MAAC Tournament this afternoon to finish sixth, her best finish of the season. Nelson shot an 82, 82 and an 84 in her three rounds of play.
Freshman Kristen Bromley (+34) also recorded the best finish of her young Saints career. Bromley finished tenth with scoring rounds of 80, 85 and 85 in her three rounds.
Rounding out the scoring to give the Saints' their fifth player to finish in the top-20 overall was Valerie Wijaya. Wijaya (+43) finished tied for 20th place with scores of 92, 81 and 86.
The Saints finished third last season to end their 12 straight MAAC Championship streak when Butler took home the title.
The Saints don't have to wait long to find out what is up next for them at the NCAA Regionals. The 2014 NCAA Division I Women's Golf Championship selections will be announced live via Golf Channel tomorrow, April 28. Golf Channel will air the selections from 6 to 7 p.m. Eastern time. Additionally, the show will be streamed live on the Golf Channel website and posted afterwards on the NCAA website.