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BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Baker University head women's golf coach Karen Exon announced her 2014-15 signing class on Tuesday, with the signing of Bailey Rockers of Anderson County HS and Bailey Gibson of Olathe South HS.

"I am very pleased to have signed two outstanding young women who come to Baker University with exceptional academic records, demonstrated citizenship and strong leadership skills," said Exon. "In addition to fitting in well with academic and personal achievements, they are sure to enhance our individual and team depth."

Both Rockers and Gibson are four-time Kansas Girl's Golf state tournament qualifiers. Rockers finished 10th in 2013 at Crestwood CC (Pittsburg), earning a top-20 medal; 37th in 2012 at Hesston Golf Park; 32nd in 2011 at Topeka CC; and 51st in 2010 at Cherry Oakes GC (Cheney).

Gibson earned two top-20 medals--8th place in 2013 at Buffalo Dunes GC (Garden City) and 17th place in 2012 at Rolling Hills CC (Wichita) to go along with 26th at Shadow Glen CC (Olathe) in 2011 and T31 at Manhattan CC in 2010.

The 2013-2014 Baker women's golf team had another banner year, as they featured a team with no seniors, won the 2014 HAAC Conference Championship (its second-straight) and finished 24th at the 2014 NAIA Women's Golf national championship



no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) W Golf Sun, 03 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0500
Women’s Golf Ties for 24th at Nationals http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/womens-golf/news-archive/item/10045-women%E2%80%99s-golf-takes-25th-at-naia-national-championship http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/womens-golf/news-archive/item/10045-women%E2%80%99s-golf-takes-25th-at-naia-national-championship Kaci Dillingham tied for the lowest score of any Wildcat with her three-round score of 255

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Baker University women’s golf team competed in the 2014 NAIA Women’s Golf National Championship from May 20-22 at the Wilderness Ridge Golf Club and took home a tie for 24th-place with Brescia University after three rounds of golf.

The Wildcats shot a first round 361, second round 357 and a third round 350 for a total of 1,068. Lindsey Mateer T-95 with teammate Kaci Dillingham with a 255, and Mateer shot the lowest round of any Wildcat with her third round score of 81.

Rebecca Holder shot a three round score of 272 with her first and second rounds of 94 and improved by 10 strokes on Thursday with an 84. Emma Tinsley shot a 286 and Morgan Miller wrapped things up for Baker with a 305, good for 136th-place.

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no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) W Golf Thu, 22 May 2014 19:50:48 -0500
Tinsley Earns NAIA Scholar-Athlete Award http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/womens-golf/news-archive/item/10043-tinsley-earns-naia-scholar-athlete-award http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/womens-golf/news-archive/item/10043-tinsley-earns-naia-scholar-athlete-award Tinsley Earns NAIA Scholar-Athlete Award

LINCOLN, Neb. – Baker University junior women's golfer Emma Tinsley earned the 2014 NAIA Women's Golf Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete award for her work in the classroom, announced at the 2014 NAIA Women's Golf National Championship.

The Shawnee, Kan., native was named one of 117 women's golfers from around the NAIA to win the award.

Marian (Ind.) led all institutions with six individuals on the list.

In order to be nominated by an institution's head coach or sports information director, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and must have achieved junior academic status.

The Wildcats are currently in 25th-place at the NAIA National Championship tournament being held at the Wilderness Ridge Golf Club.

For a look at the entire list of NAIA Women's Golf Scholar-Athletes, please click here.


no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) W Golf Thu, 22 May 2014 12:23:02 -0500
Women’s Golf Earns HAAC Championship http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/womens-golf/news-archive/item/10023-women%E2%80%99s-golf-earns-second-straight-haac-championship http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/womens-golf/news-archive/item/10023-women%E2%80%99s-golf-earns-second-straight-haac-championship The Wildcats celebrate their second-straight HAAC team title

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – For the second-straight season the Baker University women's golf team captured the HAAC Tournament Championship, this time a 13-stroke victory over second-place Graceland with a two-round total of 705.

This also marks just the second time in program history the 'Cats have captured the HAAC team title.

Kaci Dillingham, Lindsey Mateer and Emma Tinsley also finished in the Top 10, as Dillingham finished third with a two-day score of 170, Mateer finished tied for fourth with a 173 and Emma Tinsley was tied for seventh with a 179.

Rebecca Holder took home tied for 12th with a 183 and Missouri Valley's Clarissa Molina won the individual title with an 88 and 80, two-day score of 168.

Also for the second-straight season longtime Baker head men's and women's golf coach Karen Exon was named the 2014 HAAC Women's Golf Coach of the Year. Dillingham and Mateer were also named to the HAAC All-Conference team, which comprised the Top 10 players from the HAAC.

Baker will next travel to the 20th Annual NAIA Women's Golf National Championship from May 17-24 in Lincoln, Neb., at the Wilderness Ridge Golf Course.



no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) W Golf Tue, 06 May 2014 17:52:39 -0500
Mateer Grabs HAAC Golfer of the Week http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/womens-golf/news-archive/item/9964-mateer-grabs-haac-golfer-of-the-week http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/womens-golf/news-archive/item/9964-mateer-grabs-haac-golfer-of-the-week Lindsey Mateer and the Wildcats will host the Baker Spring Invite this week at Alvamar Golf Gourse

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Baker University sophomore golfer Lindsey Mateer captured this week's Heart of America Athletic Conference Women's Golfer of the Week award, announced on Monday.

The Spring Hill, Kan., native took home first-place at last week's Missouri Valley Spring Invite, as she posted a 36-hole total 169 to best the field of 33 and help the Wildcats claim the team championship.

Mateer and the rest of her teammates will host this week's Baker Invite at Alvamar Golf Course in Lawrence, Kan., on Apr. 16-17. Results will be posted at www.bakerwildcats.com on Thursday evening.


no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) W Golf Mon, 14 Apr 2014 22:15:51 -0500
Women’s Golf Cruises to MVC Victory http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/womens-golf/news-archive/item/9958-women%E2%80%99s-golf-cruises-to-mvc-invite-victory http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/womens-golf/news-archive/item/9958-women%E2%80%99s-golf-cruises-to-mvc-invite-victory Jade Brake and the Wildcats will host the Baker Spring Invite on Apr. 16-17 at Alvamar Golf Course

MARSHALL, Mo. – The Baker University women's golf team cruised to victory this week with a 37-stroke differential over second-place Graceland to capture the Missouri Valley Spring Invite at Indian Foothills Golf Course.

On day one, Baker shot a team round of 356, just one shot ahead of Graceland, but then turned things around with a season's-best single round team score of 349 which was 38 strokes better than first-round team leader Graceland University.

The tournament victory for Baker continues the 'Cats hot play, as their last tournament loss to another HAAC conference school came in the spring of 2012.

Sophomore Lindsey Mateer won the individual title by 4 strokes with rounds of 84-85 over teammate and second-place winner freshman Kaci Dillingham who shot rounds of 88-85.

Sophomore Rebecca Holder finished tied for fourth with rounds of 87-89 and sophomore Jade Brake playing as an individual medalist scored a collegiate personal best 89 Monday to finish tied for 10th and teammate junior Morgan Miller shot rounds of 97-90 as she continues to get back into tournament form.

"I was tremendously impressed with our individual and team focus, especially Tuesday in difficult weather." said head coach Karen Exon. "The ability to come out in those conditions and better our first-day round by seven strokes was impressive. Next week's final regular season tournament at Alvamar Golf Club, the most difficult golf course in the HAAC, will be a great tune-up for the HAAC conference championship."

Baker women's golf varsity scores
Lindsey Mateer 84 -85 = 169 1st
Kaci Dillingham 88 - 85 = 173 2nd
Rebecca Holder 87 - 88 = 174 3rd
Morgan Miller 97 - 90 = 187 T10
Amber Mechtley 98- 99 = 197 T19

Baker women's golf individual medalist scores
Jade Brake 89 - 98 = 187 T10
Emma Tinsley 93 - 108 = 201 22nd
Anna Wright 103 - 102 = 205 23rd

Team Results
Baker University 356 - 349 = 705
Graceland 355 - 387 = 742
Central Methodist 376 - 374 = 750
Missouri Valley 400 - 420 = 820
Culver-Stockton 398 - 428 = 826
Avila 395 - DNF = DNF


no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) W Golf Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:13:54 -0500
Wildcats Take Fourth at Graceland Invite http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/womens-golf/news-archive/item/9939-wildcats-take-fourth-at-graceland-invite http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/womens-golf/news-archive/item/9939-wildcats-take-fourth-at-graceland-invite Kaci Dillingham finished in 10th-place at this weekend's Graceland Invite

MARYVILLE, Mo. – The Baker University men's and women's golf teams competed in the Graceland University Spring Invitational over the weekend at the Mozingo Lake Golf Course in Maryville, Mo.

The men's squad took home first place out of 11 teams, while the women finished fourth out of 14 squads.

For the first time in his career, Alex Zuzelski finished in first-place individually with a first round 72, second round 75 and total round of 147, finishing three shots ahead of Ashford's Matt Chiasson.

Sophomore Grant Grego finished in the Top 5 with his 153 and Andy Kelley also finished in the Top 10 with his sixth-place finish two-day score of 155.

"I was very pleased with our effort and ability to ignore difficult weather conditions over the weekend," said head coach Karen Exon. "Although we had only six days of outdoor practice leading up to this first spring tournament the guys have put in significant offseason indoor work in the weight room, wellness center, and our indoor practice cages.

"Our senior leadership from Alex Zuzelski and Andy Kelley was another big factor in our success over the weekend—they have done a great job of leading by example as well as working with the younger guys and making the entire team accountable. By finishing first in the field of 11 men's team, the guys beat AIB from the Des Moines area, a team that received ranking votes in the most recent NAIA national ranking, as well as the 4 HAAC Conference teams. The team beat nearest HAAC competitor Culver-Stockton by 16 strokes and Central Methodist University by 24 strokes."

On the women's side, Lindsey Mateer took home second-place with her first day 85 and second day 80 for a total of 165, just five shots behind first-place Demi Coertze of William Penn.

Kaci Dillingham joined Mateer in the Top 10 with her tenth-place finish two-day score of 172.

"Our fourth-place finish in this 14-team field was solid," said Exon. "We beat all the teams that we were supposed to and we are capable of beating the teams that finished ahead of us at this first spring tournament."



no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) W Golf Mon, 31 Mar 2014 15:05:16 -0500
Mateer Earns HAAC Golfer of the Week http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/womens-golf/news-archive/item/9433-mateer-earns-haac-golfer-of-the-week http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/womens-golf/news-archive/item/9433-mateer-earns-haac-golfer-of-the-week Mateer Earns HAAC Golfer of the Week

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – For the third time this fall season, Baker University sophomore golfer Lindsey Mateer was named the Heart of America Athletic Conference Women's Golfer of the Week.

She wrapped up the fall season with a Top 10 finish at the Columbia College Invitational last week.

The sophomore from Spring Hill, Kan., fired a 36-hole total of 174 to finish 9th overall and help the Wildcats to a fourth-place team finish.

The Wildcats as a team had a terrific Fall season placing in the Top 10 in all of its tournaments and even won the Missouri Valley Fall Invite back on Oct. 8.


no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) W Golf Tue, 22 Oct 2013 19:29:42 -0500
Wildcats Take Fourth at Columbia Invite http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/womens-golf/news-archive/item/9417-wildcats-take-fourth-at-columbia-invite http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/womens-golf/news-archive/item/9417-wildcats-take-fourth-at-columbia-invite Amber Mechtley took 16th this week in Columbia, Mo.

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker University women's golf team wrapped up their Fall season competing in the Columbia College Fall Invitational at the Columbia Country Club this week.

The team finished fourth out of a total of seven teams with a two-day score of 728.

Lindsey Mateer led the way for the Wildcats with a score of 174 and tied for ninth place. Kaci Dillingham finished tied for 13th with a score of 180, while Amber Mechtley placed 16th with a score of 184.

"Mateer and Dillingham had strong first rounds, but both struggled with wet conditions the second day," head coach Karen Exon said.

Jade Brake, Emma Tinsley, and Anna Wright rounded out the rest of the squad. Brake posted a score of 196 finishing in 25th place, while Tinsley posted a score of 197 placing in a tie for 26th place.Wright finished with a score of 206 placing in 34th.

"Brake had a solid second day as she got a good handle on the green speed and Tinsley rebounded from a difficult first day to lead our scoring with a solid 89," Exon said.

William Woods University won the tournament with a score of 657, while host Columbia College (Mo.) finished second with a score of 699. Hannibal-LaGrange College finished seven strokes ahead of the Wildcats in third place with a score of 721.

Central Methodist University finished fifth with a score of 765, while Ottawa University and Graceland University rounded out the rest of the field. Ottawa posted a score of 784 finishing in sixth, while Graceland finished three strokes behind with a score of 787 placing in seventh.


no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) W Golf Fri, 18 Oct 2013 10:05:11 -0500
Mateer Wins Second HAAC Award of '13 http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/womens-golf/news-archive/item/9404-mateer-wins-second-haac-honor-of-2013 http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/womens-golf/news-archive/item/9404-mateer-wins-second-haac-honor-of-2013 Lindsey Mateer has won three individual tournament titles in her young Baker career

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Baker University sophomore standout golfer Lindsey Mateer was awarded her second Heart of America Athletic Conference Women's Golfer of the Week honor on Monday after winning the Missouri Valley Fall Invite last week.

The Spring Hill, Kan., native bested a field of 39 golfers over the 5,009-yard, par-72 course at Indian Foothills Golf Course in Marshall with a 36-hole total of 165.

The Wildcats won the event as a team over seven other teams and Mateer picked up her third career individual title in her two years at BU.


no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) W Golf Mon, 14 Oct 2013 22:33:04 -0500