Taryn Torgerson earned medalist honors and Wichita State’s women’s golf team shot a record 884 to win its third straight Missouri Valley Conference championship on Tuesday in Chicago.
Torgerson, a sophomore from Buhler, carded a final-round 71 to finish at 2-under-par 214, one shot ahead of Evansville’s Kayla Katterhenry. Torgerson won her first tournament as a Shocker with a personal-best 54-hole score. She is the third WSU golfer to win the MVC title, joining Alejandra Arellano (2015) and Anne Vandermillen (1987).
WSU’s 20-over 884 at Harborside International Golf Center shattered the MVC mark of 899 by Southern Illinois in 2007. Second-place Indiana State carded an 897, followed by Bradley at 902.
WSU’s Maria Alejandra Villalobos shot a 224 to finish seventh, followed by Gavrilla Ayra in a tie for ninth with a 227, Meghan Schuetz Jack in 11th (228) and Bryce Schroeder in 12th (229).
Shockers coach Tom McCurdy was named MVC Coach of the Year. Arya was named Newcomer of the Year.
The Shockers qualified for the NCAA Regionals, which run May 5-7.
MVC honors Bennett, Guidetti — WSU men’s golfer Grant Bennett earned his fifth MVC athlete of the week honor this season.
Bennett, from Prosper, Texas, finished tied for 10th place in the Hawkeye Invitational last weekend with a score of 215. It is his eighth top-10 finish of the season.
Giulia Guidetti, a sophomore from Italy, was named MVC women’s tennis player of the week. She went 2-0 in singles and 1-0 in doubles to help WSU defeat Illinois State and Bradley.
Former Shocker headed to North Texas — Men’s basketball player Derail Green committed to North Texas, according to Joshua Parrott of Basketball Times.
Green is a graduate transfer and will be eligible immediately for his final season. He averaged 11 points and 4.3 rebounds at Incarnate Word, located in San Antonio, after sitting out the 2014-15 seasons. He played two seasons at WSU, one a redshirt season in 2012-13.