The Gustavus women’s golf team continued its fine play with a first place finish out of 13 teams at the St. Thomas Invitational played at Pebble Creek Golf Club in Becker, Minn. The Gusties, who are rated #3 nationally, finished 17 strokes ahead of second place UW-Stevens Point, which is rated #2 nationally. Katie Schenfeld finished first individually with a career best 36-hole total of 74-76–150.
Schenfeld was one of three Gustavus players that finished in the top four as Kali Griggs finished second, one shot behind Schenfeld at 73-78–151, and Taylor Drenttel placed fourth with a total of 78-76–154.
Other Gustie finishes included Kimbra Kosak, who placed 22nd with a total of 85-84–169, and Amanda Woodhull, who finished 27th at 83-88–171.
As a team, the Gusties posted some of the lowest scores in the program’s history including Saturday’s team score of 308, which tied the second best single round team score ever (the best is 297 at last year’s Minnesota Women’s Collegiate Championship). The 36-hole team total of 308-314–622 is the second best in program history behind the 308-297–605 posted by last year’s squad the Minnesota Women’s Collegiate Championship.
Individually, Katie Schenfeld’s 36-hole total of 74-76–150, is the fourth best 36-hole total in the program’s history. Kelli Groff holds the school record with a total of 72-74–146 at the 2005 Midwest Classic.
The team will now begin preparation for the NCAA Championships which will take place May 13-16 at the PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Florida.