The Gustavus women’s golf team continued its fine play with a convincing first place finish at the St. Thomas Invitational played at Pebble Creek Golf Course in Becker, Minn. on Saturday and Sunday. The #2 ranked Gusties posted a 36-hole team score of 316-304-620 to finish 26 strokes ahead of second place UW-Eau Claire (326-320–646), which is ranked #3 nationally. Katie Schenfeld finished first individually with a total of 75-73–148.
Sunday’s team score of 304 is the third lowest 18-hole round in the program’s history. Individually, Schenfeld’s 36-hole total of 148 is the lowest of her collegiate career besting the 149 she shot last weekend in the Augustana Invitational.
Five Gustavus players placed in the Top Ten individually including Schenfeld in first, Taylor Drenttel in third (78-74–152), Kali Griggs in a tie for sixth (84-76–160), Annie Jackson in ninth (79-82–161), and Rikka Holiday in tenth (80-82-162). Holiday played the tournament as an individual. Amanda Woodhull played the #5 position and tied for 29th (90-81–171). Other Gusties participating as individuals included Kayleigh Dittes who tied for 26th (86-84–170) and Kerri Groff who finished 31st (87-85–172).
Gustavus will take part in the Carleton Invitational at the Northfield Golf Course in Northfield, Minn. next Saturday and Sunday, April 24-25.