Women’s Golf Finishes Third At NCAA Championships, Griggs Places Tied For Sixth Individually

Posted on May 16th, 2009 by

Kali Griggs finished tied for sixth individually to help Gustavus claim third place. (Courtesy Methodist Sports Information)

Kali Griggs finished tied for sixth individually to help Gustavus claim third place. (Courtesy Methodist Sports Information)


The women’s golf team poses with the team and individual trophies. (Courtesy Ryan Klinkner)

The women’s golf team poses with the team and individual trophies. (Courtesy Ryan Klinkner)


Senior captain Kimbra Kosak receives the third-place team trophy.

Senior captain Kimbra Kosak receives the third-place team trophy.

The Gustavus women’s golf team posted a final round score of 325 to hang on for third place at the NCAA Championships out of 21 teams. The 72-hole tournament, was played at the PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Junior Kali Griggs (Burnsville, Minn.) wrapped up a strong tournament with a final round score of 79 (+7). Griggs finished tied for sixth overall (out of 111) with a 72-hole total of 77-80-78-79–314 to improve on her 84th place finish last year.

The Gusties started the day three strokes ahead of Southwestern University, but saw the lead dwindle to two strokes as Griggs had three holes remaining. Griggs parred the 16th and 17th holes before shooting a five on the par-4 last hole to clinch third place for Coach Scott Moe and Gustavus by one shot.

Methodist University won the team title for the 12th consecutive year. The Monarchs posted a 72-hole total of 321-310-310-316–1257. The University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point placed second at 322-318-320-322–1282.

Top Ten Team Scores (out of 21)
1. Methodist – 321-310-310-316–1257
2. Wisconsin-Stevens Point – 322-318-320-322–1282
3. Gustavus Adolphus – 322-324-326-325–1297
4. Southwestern – 327-318-330-323–1298
5. Otterbein – 327-325-338-313–1303
6. Wisconsin-Eau Claire – 312-340-329-325–1306
7. Allegheny – 335-327-322-325–1309
8. Middlebury – 326-333-324-328–1311
9. Illinois Wesleyan – 323-336-326-328–1313
10. St. Marys College (IN) – 322-340-330-326–1318

Top Ten Individual Scores
1. Susan Martin, Methodist – 73-71-73-77–294
2. Jessica Urban, Wisconsin-Stevens Pt – 75-74-75-73–297
3. Marisa Mauldin, Southwestern – 81-72-79-79–311
T4. Emily Bachert, Centre College – 79-79-75-80–313
T4. Jordan Matheson, Macalester – 79-82-73-79 –313
T6. Kali Griggs, Gustavus Adolphus – 77-80-78-79–314
T6. Torie Ives, Wisconsin-Eau Claire – 72-83-80-79–314
T6. Sarah Paulson, Central – 75-72-81-86–314
T9. Catherine Brunoehler, Otterbein – 79-79-79-80–317
T9. Kayla Eckelkamp, Maryville – 76-80-83-78–317

Gustavus Individual Totals
Kali Griggs – 77-80-78-79–314 (T-6th)
Kimbra Kosak – 80-83-81-83–327 (T-27th)
Katie Schenfeld – 87-81-87-79–334 (T-54th)
Taylor Drenttel – 80-84-86-84–334 (T-54th)
Amanda Woodhull – 85-80-81-93–339 (69th)

 

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