Rocky Mountain College senior Eryn Ellis finishes 21st at NAIA National Championship

Rocky’s Eryn Ellis shot 75 at the opening round of the 2019 NAIA Women’s Golf National Championship. (RMC Athletics photo)

OKLAHOMA CITY – Eryn Ellis put a cap on her brilliant college golf career Friday with a final round 78 to finish 21st at the 2019 NAIA Women’s Golf National Championship in Oklahoma City.

The Rocky Mountain College senior finished at 297 overall (+9). Ellis began the final round with a double bogey at the par-five first hole. She recovered with birdies on the fourth and fifth hole and ended the day with nine pars.

“It was a grind out there today. Eryn got off to a rough start, but battled all round,” said head women’s golf coach Aaron Pohle. “She had a great week and a great senior year and we are very proud of her.”

Ellis posted 44 pars and 11 birdies through the entirety of the tournament. She tied for 21st with Oklahoma City’s Natalie Gough.

“What an amazing season for this group,” said Pohle. “It will be something that we will remember for life.”

Keiser University’s Michela Tjan won individual medalist honors at four-under-par 284. Her finish broke the championship’s individual record as the lowest score for the 72-hole tournament. British Columbia won the national title at 23-over-par 1175 which broke the national record for the lowest total as a team.

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