The Gustavus women’s golf team turned in a strong performance on the second day of the MIAC Championships, but came up three shots short of St. Thomas, which claimed its fifth straight title. The Gusties were led by Kelli Groff and Erin Schliep, who tied for second place individually.
The Gusties found themselves 16 shots behind St. Thomas after a disappointing first day total of 345. The second day, however, was a totally different story as Coach Scott Moe’s squad fired a total of 327, which was the lowest single day team score of the tournament. Unfortunately, the Gusties had dug themselves too deep a hole on the first day and the Tommies held on to edge the Gusties by three strokes for the team title.
Top performers for Gustavus on the second day included Kelli Groff with a 77, Erin Schliep with an 81, Kimbra Kosak with an 84, and Rachel Roberg with an 85.
Groff and Schliep tied for second place individually in the 36-hole tournament with totals of 163. Groff fired scores of 86-77–163, while Schliep posted scores of 82-81–163. Maureen Hardwick of St. Thomas won the individual title with a total of 76-85–161. Alana Reetz placed 10th individually with a total of 84-90-174. Groff, Schliep, and Reetz all earned all-conference honors by virtue of placing in the top ten.
The Gusties will wrap up their fall season by participating in the NCAA Preview tournament in Orlando, Florida on October 28-30.