Wichita State’s women’s golf team won the Missouri Valley Conference Championships by one stroke over Indiana State on Tuesday at Panther Creek Country Club in Springfield, Ill.
The Shockers won their first conference title since 1992, in the Gateway Conference, by shooting a 36-over-par 900 over three rounds. They finished with a 299 to move from second place after two rounds. Bradley, the leader entering Tuesday’s play, carded a 310 to drop to fifth place with a 909.
WSU’s 54-hole broke its school record, set earlier this year, by one stroke.
Indiana State shot a final-round 298 to finish at 901.
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WSU’s Alejandro Arellano carded a 219 to tie for second, seven strokes behind medalist Danielle Lemek of Bradley. WSU’s Meghan Schuetz and Bryce Schroeder tied for 18th at 227. Maria Alejandra Villalobos shot a 229 to place 21st and Samantha Stewart finished 32nd with a 234.
Schuetz, Schroeder and Arellano earned spots on the All-MVC team. Schuetz also earned the MVC’s Elite 18 award. Coach Tom McCurdy is the MVC’s Coach of the Year.
WSU qualified for its first NCAA regional, which begin on May 8. Regional selections are announced Monday.