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Northwestern wrapped up competition at the 2015 NCAA Women's Golf Championships on Memorial Day at The Concession Golf Club ranked 10th overall for the highest team finish in program history.


After finishing in the field's top-15 on day three, Northwestern advanced to the final round of stroke play, but fell just short of match play. The 2015 Championship marked the fourth NCAA appearance for Northwestern and secured the team's third consecutive top-15 finish after placing T-15th in 2014 and 2013.

 

"I am really proud of the way we played today," said head coach Emily Fletcher, the 2015 Big Ten Coach of the Year. "It was tough and the girls just continued grinding. To see the progress we have made over the last seven years is just incredible."


Northwestern carded a 14-over 302 on May 25 and was led by junior Suchaya Tangkamolprasert, who had her best round of the tournament, recording even-par. The Bangkok native was in the top 20 for the duration of the event and completed the tournament tied for 10th overall for the highest individual finish in team history.


"It was obviously a team effort," Tangkamolprasert said. "Seeing [my teammates] fight so hard really kept me going and definitely brought out my best game."


NU cracked the top eight in the fourth round after two Wildcats carded birdies on the ninth hole of the day, but Chicago's Big Ten Team slipped below No. 8 Arkansas and No. 7 Washington down the stretch. Northwestern, which entered the tournament ranked No. 14, placed ahead of third-ranked UCLA, sixth-ranked LSU, No. 10 Virginia and No. 11 Wake Forest.


The 2014-15 season featured eight top-five finishes for the Wildcats, including a first-place finish at the Big Ten Championships and a second-place finish at the NCAA Raleigh Regional. Four Wildcats who competed at the NCAA Championship will return to the squad for the 2015-16 season.