Women’s Golf Claims MIAC Championship

Posted on October 6th, 2008 by

Gustavus Women’s Golf Team - 2008 MIAC Champions

Gustavus Women’s Golf Team - 2008 MIAC Champions


Kimbra Kosak holes a putt on the 18th green.

Kimbra Kosak holes a putt on the 18th green.


Kali Griggs hits an approach shot to the 16th green.

Kali Griggs hits an approach shot to the 16th green.


Katie Schenfeld putts from the fringe.

Katie Schenfeld putts from the fringe.

The Gustavus women’s golf team held off long-time nemesis St. Thomas to win the first MIAC Championship in the program’s history on Monday afternoon at Bunker Hills Golf Club in Coon Rapids, Minn. The Gusties fired a 54-hole total of 324-333-323–980 to finish nine strokes ahead of St. Thomas, which posted a total of 328-335-326–989. Senior Kimbra Kosak (Grand Rapids, Minn.) tied for second individually with a total of 80-84-79–243.

Kosak was among four Gustie golfers who earned All-Conference honors by finishing in the top ten individually. The other three were junior Kali Griggs (Burnsville, Minn.), who tied for sixth with a total of 86-79-79–244, sophomore Katie Schenfeld (Indianola, Iowa), who tied for sixth with a total of 80-85-79–244, and first year Taylor Drenttel (Eagan, Minn.), who finished eighth with a total of 78-87-86–251. Rounding out the squad for Gustavus was senior Lauren Runsvold (Fargo, N.D.), who tied for 18th with a total of 89-85-90–264.

By virtue of winning the MIAC Championship, Gustavus earns an automatic bid to the NCAA Championships which will be held May 13-16 at the PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Florida. The Gusties are ranked #2 in the most recent National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA) poll.

The Gusties finally broke the door down in their quest to win a MIAC Title after finishing second for four consecutive years to the Tommies.

Complete Results

MIAC Championship Website

 

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