Lucy Clark battled high winds on the second day to capture medalist honors and lead the Culver-Stockton College women's golf team to a fourth place finish at the Challenge at Dalhousie at Dalhousie Golf Club in Cape Girardeau, Mo.
With winds gusting up to 45 miles per hour, Clark carded an 87 in the second round to go along with her first round score of 81 to finish with a 24-over par 168 score to win the tournament by five strokes.
Overall, the women's team shot 755 as a team and placed fourth behind Marion (Ind.). The Wildcats carded a first round score of 371 and followed that up in the second round with a 385.
In men's action, Hunter Baggett battled the gusty winds with scores of 76-77 to finish with a 9-over 153 and place NINTH overall, eight strokes behind medalist Billy McKenzie of William Woods, who shot a two-day total of 1-over 145.
The men's team carded a two-round total of 629 (310-319) and finished fifth overall in the 12-team field. Mount Mercy won the event with scores of 296 and 301 to finish at 597 overall.
In addition to Baggett, the Wildcats' Jon Roberson carded a two-day total of 11-over 155 (76-79), Ryan Keller shot identical rounds of 80-80 for a 16-over 160 and Zach Kuhlman-Pfeiffer carded a 17-over 161 (78-83). Chace Burrus was the fifth golfer for the Wildcats, recording a 25-over 169 (86-83).
Both teams return to action next Monday and Tuesday, March 28-29, and will participate in the A.W. Tillinghast Intercollegiate Invitational at Swope Memorial Golf Club in Kansas City, Mo.