Women’s Golf To Compete In MIAC Championships This Weekend

Posted on October 2nd, 2015 by

Article courtesy of Blake Chinelly ‘19, Gustavus Sports Information Department

ST. PETER, Minn. – The Gustavus Adolphus women’s golf team is traveling to Coon Rapids, Minn. this weekend to compete in the 2015 Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) Championships held Saturday, Oct. 3 through Monday, Oct. 5 at Bunker Hills Golf Course.

“The gals have had a great week of practice,” Head Coach Scott Moe said. “We’re looking forward to putting together three solid days. Utilizing our depth will be key and we need to have four solid rounds each day. The competition is tough but we can hang with all of them. I look forward to seeing the gals come through with their best effort of the fall.”

In last year’s championships the Gustie women placed fourth with a score of 982 (+118). They look to improve on that finish this year with Mae Meierhenry (Jr., Sioux Falls, S.D.) and McKenzie Swenson (So., Buffalo, Minn.) leading the charge.

Each of the top five golfers has improved on their stroke average from last year heading into this weekend. Meierhenry has an average of 80.6 (+8) after 645 strokes and eight rounds to go along with two top five and two top 10 finishes. Swenson is next with an 80.8 (+9) average (eight rounds, 646 strokes) and one first place, one top five, and a top ten finish. Next is Chole Altmann (Sr., Olivia, Minn.) with an 82.9 (+11) (eight rounds, 663 strokes), followed by Ellie Brandt (Fy., Wayzata, Minn.) (83.5, eight rounds) and Emilie Anderson (Sr., Osceola, Wis.) (84.3, eight rounds).

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FROM THE MIAC

The three-day, 54-hole MIAC Golf Championships tees off Saturday at 11:20 a.m. at Bunker Hills. Sunday’s second round also tees off at 11:20 a.m., and Monday’s final round tees off at 9 a.m. Spectators are welcome to attend and there is no admission fee, and spectators are encouraged to read and follow the tournament’s spectator rules.

There will be a short awards ceremony following Monday’s final round to honor the top teams and individuals. The championship team will receive the MIAC championship plaque, as well as the conference’s automatic bid to the 2016 NCAA Division III Golf Championships. The top 10 individual finishers will be named to the All-Championship team, and will be automatically eligible for All-Conference honors in the spring.

The MIAC has set up several links to help fans follow the action, which are listed below:

Championship Home Page | Live Scoring | MIAC Preview

 

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