Rollins Women’s Golf Team Wins National Championship

Rollins defeated defending national champion University of Indianapolis to secure its sixth NCAA Division II National Championship title.

The Rollins women’s golf team beat defending national champion University of Indianapolis by nine strokes to win the 2016 NCAA Division II National Championships in Denver, Colorado, on Saturday. Rollins has now won a record six NCAA Division II national titles.

The Tars shot a 302 on Saturday to finish with a four-round score of 1,173 strokes. Indianapolis carded a 304 to take second with a total of 1,182 strokes, holding off Nova Southeastern, which posted a 294 to finish third with 1,183 strokes.

Sophomore Lexie Toth entered the day tied for ninth and was two under for the day, the second best round of any competitor. Toth finished with four birdies, including the championship clincher on 18. The Dublin, Ohio, native carded rounds of 71-74-74-70 (289) to finish the tournament in fourth and earn a spot on the All-Tournament Team.

Senior Annie Dulman joined Toth on the All-Tournament Team, finishing in a tie for ninth with 295 strokes after a final round 74. Dulman entered the day tied for 16th before jumping seven spots on the final day. Dulman, a two-time WGCA National Player of the Year, ends her Rollins career as one of the most accomplished golfers in the history of the program.

Hally Leadbetter shot an 82 on Saturday to tie for 15th with a score of 297 (72-69-74-82). The fifth-year senior was the 36-hole leader after opening with rounds of 72 and 69.

Junior Paige Lyle shot her second straight 78 to finish the tournament in a tie for 20th, and Madison Lellyo shot 80 Saturday to tie for 53rd with a score of 309 (78-77-74-80) for the weekend.

The Tars won four consecutive national titles from 2003 to 2006. The College won its last championship in 2008. Prior to the NCAA recognizing women’s golf, Rollins won seven National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA) national titles, giving the women’s golf team 13 total titles in program history.