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2011-12 Archives


2011-2012 FINAL AII RANKING: 4



National Tournament ends on a high note for Macphee

May 18, 2012

Jessica Macphee jumped six spots to a tie for 10th in the NAIA National Tournament in Greeneville, TN. carding a 1 under par 72, including an eagle on the final hole of the day.

The par 5s continued to be good to Macphee, as she played them in 4 under par in the final round. Steady play was the theme for the day, as she had an eagle, 4 birdies, and 5 bogies.

With her finish, MacPhee earns an invitation to the 2013 NAIA National Tournament at a site yet to be determined.

Final Individual Results


Macphee Bounces back on Day Three at National Tournament

May 17, 2012

Jessica Macphee responded to a rough 2nd round with a round of 75 on Day Three of the NAIA Women's Golf National Tournament in Greeneville, TN.

The 2 over par score vaulted her 9 spots, up to a tie for 15th after 3 rounds. It was an up and down day for the junior, as she carded 4 birdies, 4 bogeys, and a double bogey. The par 5's have been a blessing for Macphee, as she has played them in 7 under par, including -4 today.

Tee time for her final round is scheduled for 10am on Friday, with Macphee 9  shots back of the leader.


Macphee Named Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athlete

May 17, 2012

TU junior women's golfer Jessica Macphee (Langley, British Columbia-Canada) was recognized for her high academic standards as a student athlete for the Night Hawks during this past season. This is her first selection to the prestigious list.

A total of 105 women's golfers across the country were recognized and Macphee was part of only 6 from the Association of Independent Institutions to be named. Nominated by each institution's head coach, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and have achieved junior academic status to qualify.

For Entire List Click HERE.


Rough Round Two of NAIA National Tournament Drops Macphee FromTop of Leaderboard

May 16, 2012

A rough round two of the 2012 NAIA National Tournament at the Link Hills Golf and Country Club in Greenville, TN dropped TU junior golfer Jessica Macphee from the top of the leaderboard.

After shooting -2 in round one, Macphee shot a 82 (+9) on day two dropping her into a tie for 25th overall with a total score of 153 (+7) over the first 36 holes. Play continues tomorrow from Greenville with round three action. Macphee is set to tee off at 10:06AM EST. Follow the action via Live Scoring by Click HERE.


Macphee Tied For Top of Leaderboard on Day One of NAIA National Championships

May 15, 2012

Thomas University junior golfer Jessica Macphee is tied at the top of the leaderboard after day one at the NAIA National Championships being played at the Link Hills Golf and Country Club in Greenville, TN.

Macphee, who is representing Thomas University as individual participant, shot a 71 (-2) in round one action. Play continues tomorrow from Greenville with round two action. Macphee is set to tee off at 8:50AM EST. Follow the action via Live Scoring by Click HERE.


MacPhee Receives At Large Selection to Women's Golf National Tourney

May 10, 2012

TU junior golfer Jessica MacPhee qualified for the 2012 NAIA National Tournament, May 15-18 in Greenville, TN., as an individal At Large selection.

The native of Langley, British Columbia - Canada finished tied for second at the A.I.I. Tournament in Prescott, AZ falling in a playoff round. She is carrying a C Stroke average of 78 this season and had one first place finish along with two runner up finishes. MacPhee is making her second career appearance at the tournament after participating in 2010 when the Lady Night Hawks qualified as a team after winning the 2010 A.I.I. Conference Championship.

Follow MacPhee during tournament play via live scoring by pressing HERE.


Lady Night Hawks End Season with 4th Place Finish at A.I.I. Tourney

April 24, 2012

The Lady Night Hawks golf team finished their 2011-12 season with a 4th place finish at the Association of Independent Institutions Conference Tournament played the last two days at the Antelope Hills Golf Course in Prescott, AZ.

TU shot a 631 over the two rounds of action, finishing 30 strokes behind overall team champion University of British Columbia. Thomas finished only six strokes from third place overall. Junior Jessica Macphee had a tremendous two days, finishing tied for second overall after firing a 150 (77/73, +6). Sophomore Stephanie Kalapach was the second lowest score for TU with a 152 (79/73, +8). Kalapach and Macphee's second round score left them in a three way tie for the rounds second lowest score. Fellow sophomores Jaycee Eunice (83/79, 162) and Jessica Thunberg (84/83, 167) rounded the Lady Night Hawks scoring.


Top 20 Finish for Macphee

March 20, 2012

Junior women's golfer Jessica Macphee finished in the Top 20 out of 84 participants at the Eagle Invitational played over the last two days at the LPGA International Legends Course in Daytona Beach, FL.

Macphee shot a 158 (76/82, +14) over the two rounds of action and finished tied for 18th in the field. As a team, TU was unable to record a qualifying score after having a player withdraw and falling below the team minimum.


Lady Night Hawks Top Coastal Georgia in TU Invitational

October 16, 2011

The Lady Night Hawks women's golf team topped the College of Coastal Georgia in the TU Fall Invitational played on Saturday at the Glen Arven Country Club in Thomasville.

TU defeated CCG by six strokes, shooting a 349 over the 18 holes of competition. Junior Jessica Macphee topped the field by one stroke with a 80 (43-37). Thomas had 3 of the 4 top scorers on the day. Sophomore Jessica Thunberg finished second with a 86 (39-47) and fellow sophomore Jaycee Eunice shot a 87 (46-41), good for fourth.

Women's golf will next compete October 29-30 in the EWGA Collegiate Classic to be played at the Lake Wales Country Club in Lake Wales, FL.


The Sun Conference Announces the Addition of Thomas

July 6, 2011

(Courtesy of The Sun Conference Sports Information Office)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The Sun Conference has announced that Thomas (Ga.) has been approved for league membership. Located in Thomasville, Ga., Thomas will begin conference competition in 2012-13. The addition of Thomas will bring the number of schools in The Sun Conference to 12.

"On behalf of the 11 members of The Sun Conference, we are thrilled to welcome Thomas University to our conference,” incoming Sun Conference Commissioner Mark Pope stated. “This addition will allow us to develop a divisional format in several of our sponsored sports that should help to decrease travel costs and missed class time.

“I would be remiss if I did not acknowledge the significant efforts by [former TSC Commissioner] Rob Miller in achieving this accomplishment. I appreciate all of Rob's hard work to find a great institution for us."

"Thomas University is proud to enter the Sun Conference,” Thomas President Dr. Gary Bonvillan said. “Our competitive teams have earned their place among some of the top contenders in NAIA. Transition from independent status to conference membership will also position Thomas for a much more favorable schedule of play for many years to come. Our student athletes and fans will benefit a great deal from this move."

Thomas was founded in 1950 and has an enrollment of 1,030. Thomas first began intercollegiate athletic competition in 1994 and has competed as an independent school in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for the last 16 years. The Night Hawks will field a team in six of the league’s 15 sports, including baseball softball, men’s and women’s golf and men’s and women’s soccer. Thomas will add men’s and women’s swimming and men’s and women’s cross country in the fall of 2012 and have plans to add men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball sometime thereafter.

As an independent, the Night Hawks have made one national tournament appearance each in women’s soccer (2003) and women’s golf (2010) and finished as the women’s golf Association of Independent Institutions champion in the spring of 2010 and was the AII women's soccer runner-up in the fall of that same year.

The softball program has also enjoyed a great deal of success. The Lady Night Hawks, who have made four national tournament appearances (2003, 2004, 2005, 2007), capped off their 2004 campaign by winning the NAIA National Championship.

"We are excited about the prospect of joining the Sun conference,” Thomas Athletic Director Mike Lee commented. “As we searched for a Conference affiliation the Sun Conference seemed like the right fit for the future of our Athletic Department. It is a great conference with an outstanding reputation both on and off the field, we look forward to competing against the strong field of competitors that the conference has to offer."

Originally formed in March 1990 as the Florida Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (FIAC), The Sun Conference was established as a conference for small independent institutions within the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. Heading into its 22nd season of competition, The Sun Conference continues to be one of the most successful intercollegiate athletic conferences in the NAIA. The league sponsors championships in baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s soccer, softball, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s and women’s track and field, and field and women’s volleyball.


The Sun Conference Web Page - CLICK HERE




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