Women’s Golf Finishes Seventh At O’Brien

Posted on September 15th, 2014 by

McKenzie Swenson helped lead the Gustie women's golf team to a seventh place finish at the O'Brien National Invitational.

McKenzie Swenson helped lead the Gustie women’s golf team to a seventh place finish at the O’Brien National Invitational.

South Bend, Ind. – After concluding its first day at the O’Brien National Invitational in a tie for seventh place, the Gustavus women’s golf team held firm on day two and was able to maintain its seventh place position by the conclusion of the tournament. On Monday the Gusties shot a 334 (+50), three shots better than their final score on Sunday, to total a 671 (+103) over the weekend. UW-Stout, who led Gustavus by two stokes after Sunday’s round, dropped to eighth place after tallying a 673 and Wittenberg University held on to its spot in first place to earn the tournament championship.

“I really like the way the team came out and competed,” said assistant coach Randy Stuckey. “The course and competition was very tough and it’s nice to see that we can compete with the top teams in the country.”

McKenzie Swenson (Fy., St. Louis Park, Minn.) led the Gusties on day two by shooting an 81 (+10), a three-shot improvement from her score of 84 (+13) on Sunday.  She finished alongside teammate Jordan Drenttel (Sr., Inver Grove Hieghts, Minn.) for 17th place individually. Drenttel shot an 83 (+12) on Monday, but her score of 82 (+11) on Sunday put her in a tie with Swenson for the tournament.

Mae Meierhenry (So., Sioux Falls, S.D.) and Lauren Johnson (Sr., Plymouth, Wis.) were the other Gusties that factored into the team’s score. Meierhenry shot a 168 (+26) for the tournament to come in 25th place, while Johnson carded a 173 (+31) to place 39th.

Gustavus will be right back at it this coming weekend when they travel to Hastings, Minn. for the Carleton College Invitational.

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