Rocky golfer Thompsett qualifies for NAIA nationals

2013-04-30T16:15:00Z 2013-04-30T23:00:06Z Rocky golfer Thompsett qualifies for NAIA nationalsGazette Staff The Billings Gazette

MISSOULA -- Rocky Mountain College's Daniel Thompsett finished as the men's medalist at the Frontier Conference golf tournament Tuesday at Larchmont Golf Course and qualified for the NAIA national championships.

Thompsett, a sophomore from Aboyne, Scotland, shot a closing round of 1-under 71 to finish the 54-hole event at 1-under 215. He triumphed by six strokes over Taylor Ratliff and Connor Hausauer of Carroll College.

The men's national tournament will be held May 14-17 at Creekside Golf Club in Salem, Ore.

Regular-season champion Lewis-Clark State of Lewiston, Idaho, swept the men's and women's titles at the Frontier tournament and secured the automatic berths to nationals.

Rocky's women finished second -- 24 strokes in back of the No. 16-ranked Warriors -- and will now hope for an at-large berth to nationals. The Battlin' Bears are ranked 24th nationally.

The NAIA women's tournament will be held May 21-24 at Wilderness Ridge Golf Course in Lincoln, Neb.

Rocky's men placed fourth at the conference tournament. L-C State beat Carroll by two strokes, 895-897, for the title.

Carroll's Jackie Mee earned medalist honors for the women at 232 (74-80-78). She finished seven shots ahead of Rocky's Katy Peterson and McKenzie Webinger.

Besides Thompsett's performance, Rocky's Cody Scheierman shot a 4-under 68 for the best men's score during the final round.

Rocky's Peterson shot a 1-over 73, which was the best women's round on the final day.







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