CORAL SPRINGS, Fla.– Ohio Women's Golf senior Lily Pendy and freshman Ashley Flynn were named Women's Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholars for the 2017-18 season, the organization announced today.
Pendy (Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich.), a Communication Studies and Social Media major, sports a 3.585 GPA. Pendy played in all nine events for Ohio during the season, she registered 1,951 strokes in 25 rounds to register a 78.04 average.
At the 2018 MAC Championships, Pendy finished tied for 24th place, finishing with a 238 (+22). Pendy's highest finish came at the 2017 KZoo Classic where she finished the tournament in sixth place. She finished the first and third rounds with a 75, while shooting a second-round score of 77, giving her a three-round score of 227 (+11). Pendy finished the Shirley Spork EMU Invitational tied for 12th place. While there, she shot a 79 in the first round and came back for a second day score of 74. She wrapped up the tournament with a 76 to finish with a 229 (+13).
Pendy's lowest round of the season came at the Rio Verde Invitational where in the second round, she shot a season-low of 72, helping her finish the tournament tied for 16th place after posting a final score of 227 (+11). Pendy finished the season with three top-20 performances and six top-50 performances. Pendy was also named the MAC Sportswomen of the Year at the end of the season and was named Academic All-MAC.
Flynn (Dublin, Ohio), who is currently undecided on her major, registered a 4.0 during her first year at Ohio. Flynn competed in seven events for the Bobcats during the season. In 22 rounds, she recorded 1,827 strokes for an 83.05 average.
Flynn shot a low round of 75 in the first round of the Rio Verde Invitational, with her best finish of the season at the KZoo Classic where she finished tied for 26thplace after finishing the tournament with a total of 250 (+34). She finished the Dolores Black Falcon Invitational tied for 40thplace after shooting a two-round total of 160 (+16) and wrapped up the 2018 MAC Tournament tied for 44thplace after finishing the three-day competition with a total of 249 (+33).
The criteria for selection to the All-American Scholar Team are some of the most stringent in all of college athletics, with each member requiring a minimum cumulative GPA is 3.50.