Women’s Golf Takes Third At MIAC Championships

Posted on October 7th, 2013 by

Sam Falk earned All-Conference honors for the third straight year. (Photo courtesy of Caleb Williams - d3photography.com)

Sam Falk earned All-Conference honors for the third straight year. (Photo courtesy of Caleb Williams - d3photography.com)

Coon Rapids, Minn. – The Gustavus Adolphus women’s golf team concluded the 2013 MIAC Championships with a 326 (+38) in Monday’s third and final round to finish third with a three-round total of 972 (+108).  Along with the third place team finish, two individuals finished in the top 10 to earn their way onto the All-Championship team.  Sam Falk (Jr., Glenwood, Minn.) finished eighth to earn her third consecutive All-MIAC mark, while Mae Meierhenry (Fy., Sioux Falls, S.D.) finished tied for 10th to take her place on the All-Championship team for the first time in her young career.

After carding an opening-round 320 (+32) on Saturday to tie for fourth, the Gusties moved into third after totaling a 326 (+38) in yesterday’s second round.  With today’s 326 (+38), Gustavus finished third with the 972 (+108), 20 shots behind Carleton, who finished second with a weekend total of 952 (+88).  The Knights finished just one stroke behind St. Thomas, who combined scores of 320 (+32), 317 (+29), and 314 (+26) to total 951 (+87) for the tournament and claim its ninth MIAC Championship in program history.

Mae Meierhenry

Mae Meierhenry

New to this year’s conference tournament, the top 10 players were named to the MIAC All-Championship team and will be awarded All-Conference honors following the spring season.  Five at-large spots are also available on the All-Conference team for individuals to earn with their play throughout the fall and spring seasons.  On Monday, two Gusties took their place on the All-Championship team.

After shooting identical seven-over-par 79s in the first two rounds, Sam Falk turned in an 11-over-par 83 on Monday to finish with a weekend total of 241 (+25).  As the top Gustavus finisher, Falk finished eighth in the individual standings, which was good enough to earn All-Championship team status for the third consecutive year.  Behind Falk, Mae Meierhenry came back from a 14-over 86 on Saturday and a 10-over 82 on Sunday to shoot a four-over 76 on Monday and finish in a three-way tie for 10th with a 244 (+28) on the weekend.  With her performance, Meierhenry makes her way on to the All-Championship team in her first season as a Gustie.

Lauren Johnson (Jr., Plymouth, Minn.) was the third-highest finisher for Gustavus.  Johnson concluded the weekend tied for 13th with a weekend total of 245 (+29).  Following Johnson was Jordan Drenttel (Jr., Inver Grove Heights, Minn.), who posted a 16th place finish with a score of 248 (+32).  Rounding out the Gustavus lineup was Liz Strom (Jr., Fargo, N.D.).  Strom carded a 251 (+35) on the weekend to finish tied for 20th.

While St. Thomas enjoyed the team title, Shannon Holden of Carleton claimed individual medalist honors.  Holden went 77-77-75 for a total of 229 (+13) for the weekend, finishing two strokes in front of St. Thomas’ Erin Dingmann.

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