WAVERLY, Iowa -- DePauw entered the 2008 NCAA Women's Golf Championships seeded ninth, but posted the program's best four-round total in its seven NCAA appearances and finished second for the second straight year.
The Tigers shot a 1,258 which easily topped last year's 1,303 and were second to Methodist, which won with a 1,219. Southwestern was third at 1,263.
DePauw senior Ali Murtaugh (pictured right) shot a 303 and tied for sixth, while classmate Kristen Kriegshauser (pictured below) fired a 306 for a 10th-place tie. Both topped the previous best four-round DePauw score at the national championships of 313 by Sarah Gates in 2006.
Junior Nikki Garza finished in a tie for 41st with a 324 after shoooting a collegiate best round of 78 today. Freshman Natalie Gough finished in 88th at 342, while Erin Kielty shot an 82 in the final round.
Methodist's Susan Martin was the individual medalist with a 294.
The second place finish for Vince Lazar's Tigers was the second straight, while the team has placed in the top four in each of the last seven Championships.