Women’s Golf Remains In Sixth Place Following Second Day At MIAC Championships

Posted on October 5th, 2014 by

Lauren Johnson led the way for Gustavus on day two.

Lauren Johnson led the way for Gustavus on day two.

Coon Rapids, Minn. – After a total of 36 holes, the Gustavus Adolphus women’s golf team remained in sixth place following day two of the MIAC Championships played Sunday at Bunker Hill Golf Course. The Gusties showed improvement from their first day score of 337 by scoring a 325 (+37) on the tournament’s second day.

“It was better today with a couple players finishing in the 70s,” said head coach Scott Moe. “However, against this field, you need four players in the 70s if you want to make a run.  An improvement from yesterday for sure, but we still left a lot of shots out there because of some bad stretches.”

Lauren Johnson (Sr. Plymouth, Minn.) led the way for Gustavus on day two by shooting a 78 (+6), a five shot improvement from her first day score of 83. Johnson is now tied for ninth place individually.

Mae Meierhenry (So., Sioux Falls, S.D.) was next in line for the Gusties after scoring a 79 (+7), a nine shot improvement from her first day’s score of 88. She is now tied for 21st in the individual ranks.

“Lauren and Mae both turned in a solid day,” said Moe. “Lauren had a bunch of pars and had a good string of golf going where she didn’t make any big mistakes. Mae started the day a little nervous about her swing, but she relaxed and responded well with her performance.”

Senior Jordan Drenttel (Inver Grove Heights, Minn.) and first-year McKenzie Swenson (St. Louis Park, Minn.) had identical scores of 84 (+12). Drenttel moved down to a tie for 19th place after finishing day one tied for 14th, while Swenson moved from a tie for 34th to a tie for 30th.

Sam Falk (Sr., Glenwood, Minn.) rounded out the Gustavus scoring. Falk shot a 95 (+23) to bring her two day total to 179.

“Our goal tomorrow is to post our lowest score of the fall,” said Moe. “We take a lot of pride in representing Gustavus golf and tomorrow we have an opportunity to finish on a strong note.”

The tournament will conclude tomorrow, with the first players teeing off at 9 a.m. Falk will be the first on the tee for Gustavus tomorrow morning. She will begin at 9:40 a.m. with her four teammates teeing off every eight minutes behind her.

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