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Local briefs: Indiana Tech golfer stays hot

Monday, November 4, 2013 - 8:18 pm

LAKE WALES, Fla. – Wiebke Schlender continued her incredible freshman campaign with her seventh win of the season as she won in a playoff over Andrea Lopez after both finished with a 148 after 36-holes of play at the Beyond the Roar Invitational on Sunday at the Lake Wales Country Club. The Warriors finished second as a team with a 648 (319-329).

Schlender, who held the first-round lead with an even-par 72, struggled on day two, carding a 76 for a 148, winning the event on a playoff, her first win via a playoff this season. Courtney Dye also recorded a top-10 finish with a 36-hole total of 160 (78-82) while Tamina Römer fell seven spots with a second-round 85, finishing 13th with a 165 (80-85).

Rachel George finished 22nd with a 175 (89-86) while Haley Larson carded a two-day total of 191 (97-94) to round out the scoring for the Orange and Black. Competing as an individual for the Warriors, Tina Mettert finished 26th with a 184 (91-93).

Northwood won the event with a 631 (317-314), placing their top-four athletes in the top-six and all five golfers finished in the top-11. Tech finished 17-strokes back with a 648 while Southeastern (339-335=674), Webber International (350-338=688) and Johonson & Wales (Fla.) (357-335=692) round out the top five.

The Warriors have concluded their fall season and will return to the course in 2014 as WHAC regular-season champions. Schlender has been impressive this season as she has placed in the top-10 in all eight tournaments this fall, placing outside the top-two just once, a top-10 finish in the second event of the season.

Saint Francis back up to No. 8

With a 54-0 win over Concordia (Mich.), the University of Saint Francis moved back into the NAIA Coaches' Top 25 Top 10 at No. 8.

This is the 177th consecutive Top 25 selection for the Cougar program, which is its 16th season. USF was No. 10 last week.

This is the 150th time in 177 polls that USF has been in the top 10. Taylor, a double-overtime loser to Marian last week, is the ninth challenge for USF this at 1 p.m. Saturday in Upland.

Saint Francis' Shurn honored as player of the week

University of Saint Francis senior Skylarr Shurn has done it again. She’s the Crossroads League Player of the Week, the first for 2013-14.

This is the second time Shurn, a 5-foot-7 guard, has been named in two seasons with USF.

Shurn (Kokomo/Kokomo H.S./ Vincennes C.C.) scored 20 of her 28 points against NAIA Division I No. 11-ranked Shawnee State in the second half to rally USF from a 45-35 halftime deficit to a 98-91 win in their season-opening game.

It was a career scoring best at USF for Shurn in the first game of the season. She scored 25 points in game twice in 2012-13.

Shurn averaged 23 points per game, 6.0 rebounds per game, 3.5 assists per game, and 2.0 steals per game on the week, while shooting .429 from the field and .882 from the free-throw line.