All-MEC Honors for Lady Hilltopper Tandem
WARREN, Ohio – The West Liberty University duo of Kailey Pettit and Alexis Ramby finished strong here Thursday to post Top 10 finishes and earn Second Team All-Mountain East Conference honors in the weather-marred MEC Women’s Golf Tournament at Avalon Lakes Golf Course.
The scheduled 54-hole event was shortened to 36 holes after Wednesday’s second round was snowed out. Thursday’s final 18 holes were played in sub-freezing wind chills with the start delayed until the afternoon but Pettit and Ramby rose to the challenge.
Pettit, a returning All-MEC junior from Moundsville, W.Va., backed up her first-round 88 with an 86 in Thursday’s challenging conditions to finish in a multi-player tie for 8th place at 30-over-par 174.
Ramby, a true freshman from Lebanon, Ohio, bounced back from her opening round 92 with a 10-over-par 82 to join Pettit in that 8th-place tie at 174. Her 10-over-par 82 on Thursday was the third-lowest round of the day.
Charleston held off West Virginia Wesleyan to win the team championship. West Virginia Wesleyan freshman Kiana Toole ran away to a 10-shot victory in the medal chase to sweep MEC Freshman of the Year and MEC Player of the Year honors. Charleston’s Will Johnson was voted Coach of the Year.
Avalon Lakes GC
(6,182 yards – par 72)
1. Charleston 673; 2. W.Va. Wesleyan 676; 3. Wheeling 689; 4. Davis & Elkins 723; 5. Fairmont State 737; 6. Notre Dame (Ohio) 752; 7. Glenville State 753; 8. Concord 789; 9. West Liberty 834
West Liberty Individuals
174: Kailey Pettit (88-86), Alexis Ramby (92-82)
231: Anna Griffith (112-119)
255: Clarissa Edgar (122-133)
287: Dezirae Middleton (150-137)