Illinois Wesleyan successfully defends its NCAA Division III national title from 2019

Illinois Wesleyan capped off its second NCAA Division III National Championship on May 14.

Illinois Wesleyan successfully defends its NCAA Division III national title from 2019

A year separates Illinois Wesleyan’s last national title from its current one, but let the record show that the Titans are COVID-era back-to-back national champions.

Illinois Wesleyan capped off its second NCAA Division III National Championship at Speidel Jones Course at Oglebay Resort and Golf Club in Wheeling, West Virginia, on May 14 with a 13-shot win over runner-up Methodist after finishing at 23 over for four rounds. The 2020 postseason was canceled in NCAA golf, but the Titans also won the national title in 2019, the last time the championship was played.

Full results: NCAA Division III National Championship

Illinois Wesleyan becomes the first team to win back-to-back national titles in Division III since St. John’s did it in 2007 and 2008. The team’s 72-hole total of 1,155 is the lowest stroke total in the championship since 1998.

The Titans placed four players inside the top 12, with senior Rob Wuethrich leading the way at 5 over, good for a T4 finish.

Webster claimed the individual medalist in Will Hocker, who finished the tournament at 2 over.

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Methodist women pull off comeback win at NCAA Division III National Championship

Methodist made up ground the final day to overtake Carnegie Mellon for the NCAA Division III national title.

Methodist women pull off comeback win at NCAA Division III National Championship

Once again, Methodist’s women are the NCAA Division III national champions in women’s golf, having edged Carnegie Mellon on May 14 at Forest Akers West Golf Course in East Lansing, Michigan, to win their 14th national title.

The week – particularly the final round – was a battle for Methodist. The Monarchs had some ground to make up on the final day but started chipping away at Carnegie Mellon’s lead early. Methodist erased a four-shot deficit in the first six holes.

The team played the fourth and final round in 14-over 302, the best round of the day.

Full results: NCAA Division III Women’s National Championship

At 79 over for 72 holes, Methodist finished five shots ahead of Carnegie Mellon.

George Fox was third and Redlands rounded out the top 5.

Methodist claimed two players inside the top 3 individually as Ingrid Steingrimsen and Jillian Drinkard both tied for third at 19 over.

George Fox’s Makensie Toole was the individual medalist.

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