CMS wins first NCAA Division III women’s golf championship

The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s golf team defeated Williams College in a two-hole playoff to win the NCAA Division III national championship on Friday, May 11.

Margaret Loncki ’18 paced the Athenas and won the individual national championship with a four-round score of 11-over-par 303 on the El Campeon Golf Course in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla.

The Athenas, who started the day with a four-stroke lead over Williams, prevailed on the second sudden-death playoff hole. It was the CMS athletic program's first NCAA title in women's golf and fifth NCAA team title overall. 

Loncki, who led by three strokes in the individual competition at the start of the day, shot 79 and won by three over second place Navika Kuchakulla of New York University.

Mira Yoo ’21 had the Athenas' low round of the day, a one-over-par 74, and finished sixth in the individual competition with a four-round total of 311. Emma Kang ’20 finished in a tie for 27th at 323. Emily Attiyeh ’21 finished 48th at 333 and Kelly Ransom ’19 tied for 52nd at 335.