MARSHALL, MN – With just two competitions reaming on the fall schedule for Wayne State College women’s golf, the team was back in action over the weekend in the state of Minnesota.
Following a third place finish earlier in the week in the Golden Bear Classic, WSC competed in the Mustang Invitational (EverSpring Inn and Suites Mustang Invite) on Saturday and Sunday, September 25-26.
From the Marshall Golf Club in Marshall, Minnesota, the Wildcat women’s golf program tabbed their second straight third place finish. The ‘Cats have improved on each of their two-day scores with a 625 over the weekend thanks to back-to-back school record scores.
The Wildcats shot a then-school record score of 314 Saturday followed by a round of 310 Sunday. The previous school record for best single day round was 323 set last spring at the Wayne Country Club during the Wildcat Classic (April 11).
Augustana won the tournament with a 603 followed by Gustavus Adolphus in second place at 620. Wayne State was third at 624, two strokes ahead of Chadron State at 626. Concordia-St. Paul edged Minnesota State by one stroke (632-633) for fifth place while host Southwest Minnesota State came in seventh at 639. Bemidji State (666), Minnesota Crookston (706) and MSU Moorhead (714) rounded out the team scoring.
Sophomore Abbey Kurmel also made school history by posting a new school record for a single round as she shot a 76 on Saturday followed by a 78 on Sunday for a two-day total of 154 to tie for sixth overall.
The previous school record of 78 was shared by five players, most recently shot by freshman Abbigail Brodersen on September 8 in Blue Springs, Mo.
Mekky Winyarat shot a pair of 78’s to finish at 156 and tied for 11th overall while Brodersen and sophomore Jazmine Taylor were both one shot behind at 157 to tie for 13th overall after both players shot rounds of 80 Saturday and 77 Sunday.
Paige Peters posted scores of 86 and 82 for a 36-hole total of 168 that tied for 39th overall.
The Wayne State College women’s golf team will next take part in the Nebraska Invite on Friday and Saturday, October 8 and 9 from the Norfolk Country Club.