Rhodenbaugh takes third as Pios compete at Spring Thaw

Rhodenbaugh takes third as Pios compete at Spring Thaw


BEND, Ore. -- Junior Mady Rhodenbaugh finished third overall after leading through the first 18 holes at the Spring Thaw at Pronghorn Resort on Sunday. Jacob Bell was the men's top finisher in 15th place.


Mady Rhodenbaugh followed her tournament-best 82 from the first round with a 92 on Sunday to finish in third place with a 30-over-par 174. The result is her third top-seven finish of the spring and sixth over her last two seasons.

Lewis & Clark placed third of the five teams as the Pios prepare for the Northwest Conference Championship tournament next weekend in Lakewood, Wash. Maggie Peters of Whitworth won the event with a 167.

Annika Clunk finished in the top 10 as well with a 182 after back-to-back rounds of 91. Lewis & Clark was one of three teams with two in the top 10.

Elizabeth Moretti had her best finish of the season at 19th place with a 106-107-213. Tori Eichten was six strokes behind Moretti for 22nd place.


Jacob Bell improved by three shots to finish in 15th place with a 15-over-par 160 at Sunday's Spring Thaw. Bell has placed in the top 20 four times this season and his second top-15 finish of the spring.

Kade McCoy placed 39th (93-84-177), improving nine shots during the final round. David Furman was 41st (87-99-186) and Nick Lombardi posted a 45th-place finish (112-116-228).

Linfield won the team total and Ben Graham of Willamette won the individual medalist title in a playoff.

The NWC Championship will be held at the Oakbrook Golf Club on Apr. 21-22.