UMSL sophomore Tayler Hoag

Sophomore Tayler Hoag of the University of Missouri–St. Louis women’s golf team recorded a fourth place finish at the NCAA East Regional, held Sunday-Tuesday, earning her a spot in the 2014 NCAA Division II Women’s Golf Championships.

Hoag carded her second straight round of 74 in today’s final 18 holes and finished with a score of 229 (81-74-74). She was one of three individuals not with an advancing team to play their way into the NCAA Championships, which will be held May 14-17, at the Rock Barn Golf and Spa in Canover, N.C.

Hoag is just the second UMSL women’s golfer to advance to the NCAA Championships, joining three-time qualifier Shweta Galande (2013, 2011, 2010).

The other two qualifying individuals were Kasey Frazier of Wheeling Jesuit (80-77-76 – 233) and Carla Maestre (81-77-75 – 233) of California-PA, who each tied for sixth place.

Indianapolis and Grand Valley State tied for first place, each shooting a 935 to advance to the championships along with Findlay, which shot 949.

As a team, the Tritons finished seventh, shooting a 974 (330-317-327).

Sophomore Bailey Hopper carded a 242 (80-80-82), tying for 22nd place, while senior Daniela Viotti wrapped up her four-year career with a 248 (81-80-87), placing 32nd. Senior Gabriela Murcia (88-83-84 – 255; 43rd) and freshman Miranda Rohlfing (89-89-89 – 267; 48th) rounded out the scoring.

Grand Valley State’s Kelly Hartigan earned medalist honors for her five-over 221 (70-75-76).

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