RAPID CITY, S.D. — Ashford University’s Jordan Davis closed her historic week at the NAIA Women’s Golf National Championships on Friday tied for 36th place.

She shot a final-round 83 for a 326 round. Her earlier rounds were 81, 79 and 83.

Oklahoma City University ran its streak of NAIA national titles to five, pulling away from the field with a 33-stroke victory. Oklahoma City’s Sydney Cox (74) edged teammate Ashley Sholer (74) by three strokes for the individual title.

“It was a great week and a lot of fun,” she said. “I’m worn out mentally and a little drained, but I gave it my best shot. I made my goal of making the cut and am glad my last day of playing was today.”

Davis, a sophomore from Delmar who played high school golf at Maquoketa, was in the same pairing as Midwest Collegiate Conference Player of the Year Kelly Jansen of St. Ambrose, playing the last round of her career. Davis estimated they had squared off against each other more than 10 times throughout their careers, and Jansen endorsed her friendly rival, telling Davis she will be back next year.

“As a coach, I couldn’t be more proud of her,” Ashford’s Josh Davis said. “Jordan did all the work and I was along for the ride. Getting a taste of the national tournament will make her hungry for next year.”

Davis was efficient through the front nine and left no putts longer than 10 feet, carding six pars to sit at 3-over going into the turn at Meadowbrook Golf Course. She ran into a bit of trouble on the back nine, battling choppy winds with occasional rain.

“It was smooth sailing through the front nine,” she said. “I was playing very consistent using all my clubs, but I couldn’t really get anything going on the back nine.”

Davis will still be near the links this summer as she works at the Clinton Country Club while attending various open gyms to get ready for the new basketball season.

“It was nice to know that I could compete outside the conference,” Davis said. “It gives me more confidence heading into the fall and makes me want to work that much harder throughout the summer because I know what it takes to get back here.”









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