Former Colorado state high school champ Cohen helps Rhodes College win NCAA Div. III women’s national title for second straight year
by Gary Baines
When Mackenzie Cohen played high school golf, her Cherry Creek squad won three consecutive 5A state team titles, in addition to her claiming the individual championship in 2012 as a junior.
Cohen didn’t quite match that success in college, but she came close and certainly finished her college career on a high note.
Cohen’s Rhodes College in Memphis rallied in the final round to win the Women’s NCAA Division III team championship Friday in Houston. That gives Cohen (pictured above trophy) — and Rhodes — team titles each of the last two years.
Rhodes fended off George Fox University of Oregon by a mere two strokes after four rounds to claim its latest national title. Individually, a year after placing third at the NCAA Finals, Cohen finished 25th on Friday. She posted rounds of 76-80-80-76 for a 24-over-par 312 total. She made three birdies in the final round.
The other Coloradan competing in the DIII Finals, Fairview High School graduate Madison McCambridge, placed 58th at 332 to conclude her freshman season at Wisconsin-Stout, which ended up 14th as a team.
WOMEN’S NCAA DIV. III FINALS
May 9-12, 2017 (final) in Houston
25. Coloradan Mackenzie Cohen, Rhodes College 76-80-80-76–312
58. Coloradan Madison McCambridge, Wisconsin-Stout 83-81-83-85–332