Gustavus Adolphus College junior Kelli Groff (Bloomington, Minn.) is one of ten individuals selected to compete at the 2005 NCAA Division III Women’s Golf Championships. The individuals are in addition to the ten teams selected by the Women’s Golf Committee to compete at the championships. The championships will be conducted May 10-13 at the Mid Pines Inn and Golf Club in Southern Pines, North Carolina.
In the fall, Groff became the second Gustavus women’s golfer to earn individual medalist honors at the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championships. The junior fired a 14-over par 160 with consistent rounds of 80 each day to post the fourth-lowest 36-hole total in MIAC Championships history. The Bloomington native also earned all-conference honors for the second consecutive season by placing in the top ten at the conference meet.
This spring, Groff earned All-State honors at the Minnesota Women’s Collegiate Golf Association’s State Championship. The Bloomington native placed ninth overall with a score of 81-82–163, her lowest 36-hole total of the spring season.
The junior has compiled an 18-hole stroke average of 83.83 this spring and will be competing in her second NCAA Championship, but first as an individual. Groff was a member of the Gustavus women’s golf team that placed sixth at the 2004 NCAA Division III Women’s Golf Championships hosted at the Golf Courses of Lawsonia in Green Lake, Wisconsin. Groff placed 21st out of the 60 golfers competing at the national meet. She placed second on the team with a 72-hole total of 78-86-82-87–333 (+41).