The Gustavus women’s golf team opened its Spring season with a fourth place finish out of 22 teams at the Jekyll Island Invitational in Jekyll Island, Georgia. The Gusties, who posted a team score of 348-339-331–1018, were led by Kali Griggs who finished fourth individually with a 54-hole total of 84-79-81–244. UW-Stevens Point won the tournament with a total of 343-316-323–982. Coach Scott Moe and his team will spend the rest of the week practicing in Florida during Spring Break. The team’s next tournament will be April 4-5 at the Wartburg Invitational in Waverly, Iowa.
Amanda Woodhull was the #2 finisher for the Gusties as she placed 26th with a total of 84-79-81-244. Woodhull was followed by Katie Schenfield in 26th place at 83-85-91–259, Kimbra Kosak in 49th place at 95-86-85–266 and Taylor Drenttel, also in 49th place at 93-89-84.
Three Gusties played as individuals in the tournament and that group included Amanda Johnson, who placed 74th with a total of 88-98-94–280, Lauren Runsvold, who finished 76th with a total of 94-90-97–281, and Annie Jackson, who fired scores of 89-83 the first two days before having to withdraw in the final round.
Gustavus is rated #2 in the most recent National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA) Division III poll. The Gusties have automatically qualified for the NCAA Championships as result of winning the MIAC Championship this past October. The NCAA Championships will be held May 13-16 in Port St. Lucie, Florida.