Women’s Golf Finishes Third at NCAA Fall Preview in Florida

Posted on October 30th, 2005 by

The Gustavus women’s golf team finished third out of 11 teams at the NCAA Division III Fall Preview which was played at the El Campeon Course at the Mission Inn Golf Club in Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida (Orlando area). Gustavus posted a 36-hole team total of 369-343–711. Methodist College won the tournament with a score of 333-312–645.

The NCAA Fall Preview was an invitation only tournament that involved 11 of the Top 20 teams in NCAA Division III women’s golf. Oglethorpe University hosted the tournament which was played on the same course where the NCAA Division III Championships will be played this next spring. Gustavus is currently rated third in the National Golf Coaches Association Division III poll.

The Gusties were led by Breanne Staples (Jr., Windom, Minn.), who finished fifth with a total of 84-86–170. Staples played as an individual in the tournament and did not figure in the team score. In the team total, Gustavus was led by Kelli Groff (Sr., Bloomington, Minn.) with a score of 88-85–173. Other scores included Rachel Roberg (So., Rice Lake, Wisc.) at 91-88–179, Alana Reetz (Sr., Milaca, Minn.) at 96-84–180, Kimbra Kosak (Fy., Grand Rapids, Minn.) at 93-88–181, and Erin Schliep (Sr., Rochester, Minn.) at 96-88–184.

Gustavus’ final round team total of 343 was the third lowest 18-hole team total at the two-day tournament. The NCAA Fall Preview Tournament is the final competition of the fall season for the Gusties. Coach Scott Moe’s squad will resume practice in February.

Final Team Scores
Methodist 333-312–645
Southwestern University 352-350–702
Gustavus Adolphus 368-343–711
Mary Hardin Baylor 359-353–712
Oglethorpe 365-350–715
Allegheny 361-359–720
Wellesley 376-350–726
Loras 370-358–728
McMurry 373-363–736
UC-Santa Cruz 397-388–785
Texas Lutheran 409-383–792

Gustavus Individual Results
Breanne Staples – 84-86–170
Kelli Groff – 88-85–173
Rachel Robert – 91-88–179
Alana Reetz – 96-84–180
Kimbra Kosak – 93-88–181
Erin Schliep – 96-88-184


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