Women’s Golf Takes Third At MIAC Championships

Posted on October 10th, 2016 by

Mae Meierhenry drives the ball from the tee box during the final round of the MIAC Championships.

FINAL RESULTS | PHOTO GALLERY

COON RAPIDS, Minn. – The Gustavus women’s golf team improved by one stroke on day three to solidify a third place finish at the MIAC Championships on Sunday. The Gusties turned in a round three team score of 318 (+30), and recorded a three-day total score of 965 (+101).

Jessica Nelson

Jessica Nelson

St. Catherine University tied their day one score of 319 to finish 85-over-par through three rounds and take home the first place crown. Carleton College earned a runner-up finish with a three-day team score of 951, finishing 14 strokes ahead of the Gusties.

Alyssa Akiyama of Carleton College carded an impressive score of 70 during round three and finished eight-over-par to take home first place individual honors.

“Today the gals shot their best round of the tournament,” said Assistant Coach Randy Stuckey. “The women really followed our game plan of being patient with the wind and selecting the right club in every situation. As the day went on the wind picked up but we handled it very well. It was a nice way to finish the season with positive play on the course.”

Kristen Cash

Kristen Cash

Mae Meierhenry (Sr., Sioux Falls, S.D.) made a big leap in round three, turning in a season-low score of 73 (+1). Meierhenry led the Gusties as she tied for fifth place after carding scores of 83-80-73 (236).

Jessica Nelson (Jr., Plymouth, Minn.) finished four strokes behind Meierhenry to tie for 10th place. Nelson was nine-over-par in round three and totaled scores of 77-82-81 (240).

For their performances, Meierhenry and Nelson both earned a spot on the 2016 MIAC All-Championship Team. Nelson captures her first All-Tournament team honor while Meierhenry is recognized for a second time, last in 2013.

“Probably the highlight of the day was Meierhenry’s score of 73, including a lip out on the final hole. As one of our senior captains we couldn’t be more thrilled with her final round, the last time she will play at the conference tournament,” Stuckey said. 

McKenzie Swenson

McKenzie Swenson

Kristen Cash (Fy., Roseville, Minn.) fired a day three score of 82 to retain her spot after round two, sharing 12th place. Cash finished 27-over-par, turning in scores of 83-78-82 (243). McKenzie Swenson (Jr., Buffalo, Minn.) also posted a round three of 82 and moved up three spots on the leaderboard to finish tied for 17th, carding scores of 85-79-82 (246). Morgan Bleyhl (Fy., Elk River, Minn.) was resilient after struggling in day two. Bleyhl carded an 85 to duplicate her round one score, finishing with a total score of 263 to tie for 32nd.

Morgan Bleyhl

Morgan Bleyhl

“We want to thank all of the parents, family members, alumni golfers, and friends of the golf program for coming out and supporting us this weekend. It really makes a difference for our women’s golfers and they appreciate it very much,” commented Stuckey.

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