Women’s Golf Continues Winning Ways With First Place Finish At Wartburg Invitational

Posted on September 7th, 2008 by

Gusties With Wartburg Invitational Trophy

Gusties With Wartburg Invitational Trophy

The Gustavus women’s golf team won its second tournament title of the fall season with a convincing first place finish at the 17-team Wartburg Invitational which was played at Centennial Oaks Golf Club in Waverly, Iowa. The Gusties, who fired a team total of 324-309–633, were led by Kimbra Kosak who finished second individually at 78-78–156. The Gustavus second team finished ninth with a total of 352-335–687.

Gustavus, which led by two shots over host Wartburg at the end of the first day, separated itself from the field on the second day with a 309 total that was 16 shots better than second place Illinois Wesleyan’s 325. The Gusties, who are ranked #3 in the latest National Golf Coaches Association poll, finished the tournament 23 strokes ahead of #4 Illinois Wesleyan (331-325–656), 24 strokes ahead of #12 Wartburg (326-331–657), and 29 strokes better than #7 St. Thomas (335-327–662).

Four players from the Gustavus Gold squad placed in the top ten including Kosak, who placed second, Katie Schenfeld, who tied for fifth (80-77–157), Kali Griggs, who tied for seventh at 83-75–158), and Taylor Drenttel, who tied for 10th (83-79–162). The fifth golfer, Amanda Woodhull finished in 33rd place at 85-86–171.

The Gustavus Black team was led by Lauren Runsvold who tied for 10th at 81-81–162. Others scoring included Annie Jackson (92-82–174, 40th tie), Amanda Johnson (90-85–175, 44th), Rikka Holiday (89-87–176, 45th tie), and Nicole Tetrault (92-89–181, 53rd tie).

The Gusties will play in the Midwest Classic hosted by Carleton College next Saturday and Sunday at the Majestic Oaks Golf Club in Ham Lake.


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