Waverly, Iowa – The Gustavus women’s golf team improved four shots on day two of the Wartburg Fall Invite, shooting a 319 to finish in third place with a two-day 642 (+66). The University of St. Thomas improved 11 shots from day one to day two, shooting a 311 on the second day to win the tournament with a team score of 634 (+58). UW-Stout showed the biggest turnaround from day one to day two, improving 21 shots with a 310 to place second with a 641 (+65).
Pacing the Gusties was senior Kayleigh Dittes (Eden Prairie, Minn.). Dittes improved on her first round 80 (+8) with a 77 (+5) on Sunday, finishing in sixth place with a two-day 157 (+13). Also cracking the top-20 was Sam Falk (So., Glenwood, Minn.) and Liz Strom (So., Fargo, N.D.). The two sophomores shot identical 78s on day one and 81s on day two to finish 15th with a pair of 159s (+15).
Winning the tournament was Brit McNett-Emmerich of UW-Stout. She recorded the lowest score on Sunday with a 75 (+3), taking the title with a 151 (+7). Taylor Wells of Carleton finished behind McNett-Emmerich by one stroke with a 73-79-152 (+8), while Doyle O’Brien of St. Thomas rounded out the top-three in third with a 77-78-155 (+11).
The Gustie golfers will be in action next weekend when they head to South Bend, Ind. to take part in the O’Brien National Invitational being held at the Warren Golf Course on Sept. 16-17.