The University of Akron women’s golf team finished the 2012 Edwin Watts/Kiawah Island Classic on Tuesday in a three-way tie for 15th place in Kiawah Island, S.C.
The Zips were just outside the top five after two days but could not keep up the momentum Tuesday and shot a 27-over-par 315 to finish tied with Longwood and Georgetown.
Senior Kristen Hill shot even par the first two days of the tournament but shot a 4-over-par 76 in the final round to finish tied for sixth place with a three-day total of 4-over-par 220.
Sara Johansson and Katie Jenior finished tied for 101st place and Amanda Butler finished tied for 162nd place.
The Zips return to the links March 9 at the Rio Verde Invitational in Rio Verde, Ariz.
The University of Akron is ranked 57 in the latest Intercollegiate Tennis Association rankings, the highest the school ever received.
The Zips (12-1) defeated 56th-ranked Dartmouth last week, the program’s first upset of a Division I opponent, and suffered a 4-3 loss to 44th-ranked Brown on Sunday.
The Zips’ No. 1 doubles team of senior Zara Harutyunyan and junior Prang Pantusart is ranked No. 53 nationally.
The Zips travel to Flagstaff, Ariz., on March 11 to play New Mexico and Northern Arizona.
The University of Akron will try this weekend to get its first win under new coach Rick Rembielak with a four-team tournament at Austin Peay with Iowa and Youngstown State.
The Zips are 0-6 after a 9-5 loss Sunday in the series finale at the University of Southern California after jumping out to a 3-0 lead.
“This was our best game of the year so far,” Rembielak said. “We had better at-bats throughout the lineup and we are happy about having a couple of guys having multihit games.”
Redshirt freshman Devan Ahart led the Zips at the plate, going 2-for-4 with three runs scored and two stolen bases.
Junior Sam Trecaso had two hits and drove in two runs, and sophomore Brandon Winter had two hits.
The University of Akron claimed the Master class smallbore title at the Mid-American Conference championships at Michigan State Demmer Center Range.
Senior Luke Nelson earned a 570 out of a possible 600, earning top gun in the smallbore division.
Second place went to junior David Brummond (568), with freshman John Hupp and senior Zachary Szabo tied for third (567).
Track and field
Sophomore Jamil Dudley (Massillon) will represent Lake Erie College at the 2012 NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field National Championships March 9-10.
Dudley is seeded second in the high jump and won the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championship last weekend.
Dudley placed third in the event at last year’s NCAA championships.
• Sophomore Adam Weaver (Stow) was named the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference men’s volleyball Player of the Week. Weaver led the Hawks to a split of two games, with 12 kills and eight digs against No. 7 Nazareth College and had 10 kills, six digs and a service ace in a 3-0 win over Wells College.
• Paul Pakan (Tallmadge), a Case Western Reserve University freshman, was named University Athletic Association Hitter of the Week. Pakan hit .615 (8-for-13) with five RBI, six runs scored, five doubles and walked three times.