PHOENIX -- It may have come up short of the Frontier Conference team title, but the Carroll College women's golf team etched its name in program history Wednesday at Ahwatukee Country Club.
Carroll finished second with a three-day score of 1,002, 22 strokes behind champion Lewis-Clark State (980), the Saints' best finish to date.
The Carroll men shot a 937 to finish fourth. Lewis-Clark State (884) also won the men's title.
"As a golfer, that is the position you want to be in," Carroll coach Bennett MacIntyre said of his women's performance. "It isn't a position we have been in a lot as a team but the girls really stepped up to the challenge and played their best round of the tournament."
Carroll's women were in first after the first round and dropped to second, where it stayed the duration of the second and third rounds. Jackie Mee paced the Saints by placing third individually with a score of 239.
The winning teams and individuals earned automatic berths to the NAIA golf championships May 12 in Savannah, Georgia. Mee, a senior, will have to wait to see if she earns an at-large berth.
"Jackie did what she does and that is compete for the title with consistent play," MacIntyre said. "Rachel (Miles) has really improved during the spring and her last two rounds this week were the best of her college career so far; she has a bright future."
On the men's side, no Carroll golfer finished in the top 10. The Saints' Connor Hausauer, Chace Daskalos and Justin Galiher all tied for 11th after shooting three-round scores of 233. Hausauer won the Frontier Conference title last season.
Rocky Mountain College swept the individual titles with the men's winner Daniel Thompsett (216) and the women's champ, Kyle Clancy.