HENDERSON, Nevada — Haydn Driver and Valentina Zuleta each captured individual titles while leading Rocky Mountain College to a men's and women's sweep of the Frontier Conference golf championships Wednesday at the Reflection Bay Golf Course.
Driver shot a final-round score of 72 to win titlist honors on the men's side, finishing two over par for a three-day total of 218. Rocky's Zuleta, two days after shooting a school-record 66, closed with a third-round 82 for a final score of 226, 10 over par.
The Rocky men, with Daniel Sigurjonsson (223) and William Dexheimer (226) finishing second and third, respectively, accumulated a three-day total of 903 to win their sixth consecutive Frontier crown. Montana Tech, led by fourth-place Gabe Witham (228) and fifth place Matt Hobbs (232) placed second with a cumulative score of 966. Carroll College placed third with a total of 1,049.
Rocky's women placed Claire Wright second with a total of 232, Grace Metcalf third with a 239 and Tyla Potgieter fifth with a 259. The Battlin' Bears had a three-day team score of 954 to win their second straight league title. Montana Tech placed second in the team race with a score of 1,054, led by Emma Woods' fourth-place finish (246) and Samathan Benson's sixth-place showing (262). Carroll came in third with a total score of 1,161.
The NAIA national championship tournaments will be played May 16-19 at the Las Sendas Golf Club in Mesa, Arizona.
Frontier Conference golf championships
Reflection Bay Golf Course; Henderson, Nevada
Team scores: Rocky Mountain College 903, Montana Tech 966, Carroll College 1,049, Montana Western 1,111, MSU-Northern 1,133, Providence 1,139.
1. Haydn Driver, RMC, 218
2. Daniel Sigurjonsson, RMC, 223
3. William Dexheimer, RMC, 226
4. Gabe Witham, Tech, 228
5. Matt Hobbs, Tech, 232
Team scores: Rocky Mountain College 954, Montana Tech 1,054, Carroll College 1,161, Montana Western 1,234, Providence 1,289, MSU-Northern, 1,414.
1. Valentina Zuleta, RMC, 226
2. Claire Wrightm RMC, 232
3. Grace Metcalf, RMC, 239
4. Emma Woods, Tech, 246
5. Tyla Potgieter, RMC, 259