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HOUSTON, TX – Junior Taylor Beckwith (Turlock, Calif.) continues to establish school history as she became the first Whittier College female golfer to earn a bid to the NCAA Division III National Championships. Beckwith was one of six individuals selected to compete among the tournament field, which will take place in Houston, TX at Bay Oaks Country Club.
In just the seventh year of program history, the Poets will be represented at the NCAA Division III Women's Golf Championships. In Beckwith's three years as a part of the Purple & Gold she has been named 1st Team All-SCIAC (2019) and 2nd Team All-SCIAC (2018). She was also named a WGCA Scholar All-American and currently holds the single-round low score in program history with a 66.
At SCIAC No. 1 she finished 3rd overall posting scores of 78-78. At SCIAC No. 2 she went 76-76, which put her 10th and then to cap off the SCIAC season she posted three rounds at 75-81-77, which put her 7th. She finished with a 77.22 scoring average on the season and posted 2nd Place finishes at the George Fox Westbrook Invite (73-74) and OGIO Bulldog Classic (74-73). She is the fourth highest ranked national player from SCIAC and finished with a 7-1 record against opponents ranked 26-50 and a perfect 19-0 against opponents ranked 50-100.
Beckwith begins the first round of the NCAA Division III National Championships tomorrow, Tuesday, May 14. She will then compete Wednesday and Thursday with the hopes of making the cut and finishing out the four-day event on Friday, May 17.