The Gustavus Adolphus College women and the Saint John’s University men added on to their leads during the second day of the 2009 MIAC Golf Championships at Bunker Hills Golf Course in Coon Rapids, Minn.
Gustavus increased their lead on Sunday at the MIAC Women’s Championship by shooting a round of 321. The Gusties will enter Monday, the third and final day of the championships, with a team total of 653 (+77) and a 29 stroke advantage. The College of Saint Benedict shot a 335 to jump into second place with a team total of 682 (+106). The University of St. Thomas and Carleton College will enter the final day with identical scores of 688 (+112). St. Olaf College maintains its fifth place position after shooting a 349 after yesterday’s 348.
Saint John’s shot a 291 to build a 14 stroke lead over the University of St. Thomas heading into Monday’s third and final round of the MIAC Men’s Championship. The Tommies’ two-day total of 598 (+22) leads third place Gustavus Adolphus College by three strokes. Concordia College sits fourth with a 618 (+42) and St. Olaf College is fifth with a 623 (+47).
Gustavus’ Katie Schenfeld shot a 78, the lowest round of the weekend thus far, to jump from third to first place on Sunday in the women’s standings. Schenfeld’s two-day total of 158 (+14) leads teammate Taylor Drenttel who is in second with a 160 (+16). St. Thomas’ Amy Anderson, Saint Benedict’s Kathryn Hauff, and Carleton’s Laura Knutson are in a three-way tie for third with a 164 (+20) total.
Individually for the men, Saint John’s Tony Krogen’s round of five-under par 67 gives him a five stroke lead over teammate Mark Giorgi heading into Monday. Giorgi’s even-par 144 leads a pair of Tommies in third and fourth place, Sean Barrett (146) and James Stafford (147). Gustavus’ A.J. Olson is fifth with a 148 (+4).
The final 18 holes of the Men’s and Women’s Championships will be played on Monday at Bunker Hills with tee times being at 9 a.m. The MIAC men’s and women’s team champion will receive the conference’s automatic bid into this spring’s NCAA Championships. The 2009 MIAC Golf Championships Website will again feature live scoring on Monday. (Story courtesy of Matt TenHaken at the MIAC Office)