Coon Rapids, Minn. – After standing tied for fourth after yesterday’s opening round of the MIAC Championships, the Gustavus women’s golf team moved up to third after Sunday’s second round at Bunker Hills Golf Club. The Gusties shot a 326 (+38) on Sunday to bring their total to 646 (+70) through two rounds.
Carleton holds the lead in the tournament. After shooting a 318 (+30) yesterday to rank second after Saturday’s first round, the Knights came back to card an identical 318 (+30) on Sunday to take the lead after two rounds with a 636 (+60). St. Thomas, after ranking tied for fourth yesterday, turned in the lowest round of the afternoon with a 317 (+29) and is currently second, one shot off the lead with a two-round total of 637 (+61). With its score of 646 (+70), Gustavus sits 10 shots back heading into Monday’s third and final round.
“We had a great stretch during the middle of the round today to put ourselves in a great position, but lost some strokes on the last few holes,” said Head Coach Scott Moe of Sunday’s round. “If we can clean that up tomorrow, it will be a great finish.”
Sam Falk (Jr., Glenwood, Minn.) carded the lowest score of the day for the Gusties. The junior showed consistency on Sunday, shooting a seven-over-par 79 for the second straight day. She currently stands tied for fifth with Nadia Baka of St. Olaf. The pair currently posts tournament total of 158 (+14) and is four shots off the lead, held by Bridget Cummings of Saint Benedict, Erin Dingmann of St. Thomas, and Shannon Holden of Carleton.
Jordan Drenttel (Jr., Inver Grove Heights, Minn.) followed Falk as the second-lowest finisher for the Gusties on day two. Drenttel shot a nine-over-par 81 on the day to give her a two-round total of 166 (+22) and is tied for 20th. Entering the day tied for second, Lauren Johnson (Jr., Plymouth, Minn.) shot a 12-over-par 84 on Sunday to drop her into a tie for seventh place with a tournament score of 159 (+15) heading into tomorrow’s final round.
Gustavus will tee off tomorrow morning at 10:20 a.m. at Bunker Hills Golf Club. A short awards ceremony to honor the team champions and All-Championship Team (top 10 including ties) will follow the final round. Admission is free and spectators are welcome. All spectators are encouraged to review the MIAC Golf Championships spectator rules prior to attending.
The MIAC has an event page featuring all the links and information to follow the action throughout the tournament. The conference, with the help of its teams, will provide scoring updates online during each round and those links will be available Saturday. Following the conclusion of each round, the event page will feature results, recaps and multimedia coverage of the championships, as well as updated pairings and tee times for subsequent rounds
Fans can also connect to the conference throughout the event on social media. The MIAC welcomes fans, coaches and student-athletes to share photos from the event on Facebook and Twitter, and to use the hashtag #MIACgolf on all championship-related tweets.