Women’s Golf Moves Up To Fifth At MIAC Championships

Posted on October 8th, 2017 by


BECKER, Minn. – The Gustavus women’s golf team moved up one spot on the MIAC Championships leaderboard Sunday, shooting a second round 316 to move to fifth place. McKenzie Swenson (Sr., Buffalo, Minn.) carded the lowest score of the day with a 73, moving up to eighth place on the individual leaderboard.

Carleton remains in first place after posting a 304 and has a two-round total of 609. Saint Benedict is in second place at 627, while St. Thomas is in third at 630. Ziyi Wang of Carleton remains in first place individually with a 73-74-147.

“I thought 316 was a good number today,” Head Coach Scott Moe said. “McKenzie had a fantastic round. She hit some really good shots but also had some great up-and-downs for pars saves. One of, if not the best rounds I’ve seen McKenzie put together. [Kristen] Cash also played very well and made some clutch birdies.”

Swenson’s round of 73 today puts her at a total of 155, which is eight shots off the lead. Kristen Cash (So., Roseville, Minn.) improved on her first round total by five strokes for a 76 and now is tied for 11th at 157. Jessica Nelson (Sr., Plymouth, Minn.) also improved by five strokes for an 80 and is tied for 22nd at 165. Ellie Brandt (Jr., Wayzata, Minn.) is in 26th place with an 82-87-169, and Morgan Bleyhl (So., Elk River, Minn.) is tied for 38th at 89-95-184.

“Overall I was very pleased with our effort out there today and looking forward to getting another opportunity tomorrow to hopefully move up the standings even further,” Moe said.


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