The Gustavus women’s golf team remained in second place after Sunday’s play at the 2006 MIAC Women’s Golf Championships, but saw St. Thomas extend their lead to 21 strokes with 18 holes to play.
St. Thomas’ Holly Noble followed up her first-round 76 with a second-round 75 and sits 12 strokes clear of her nearest pursuers – Karla Leon and Jordan Matheson of Macalester and St. Thomas teammate Laura Klatt – who are each at 163 after 36 holes.
Gustavus has three players in the top ten, led by Rachel Roberg (Jr., Rice Lake, Wis.) in seventh with a two-day total of 167. Kali Griggs (Fy., Burnsville, Minn.) is eighth at 168, while Kimbra Kosak (So., Grand Rapids, Minn.) is in a group of three tied for ninth at 169.
Senior Breanne Staples (Windom, Minn.) is tied for 14th at 175 after firing an 89 on Sunday. Lauren Runsvold (So., Fargo, N.D.) rounds out the scoring for the Gusties, tied for 23rd at 183 (92-91).
The tournament concludes Monday with a 9 a.m. shotgun start at Bunker Hills G.C. in Coon Rapids. The Gusties are looking for their first league championship in women’s golf.