BLAINE, MN – After holding a two stroke lead on day one, the Wayne State College women’s golf team finished runner-up during their first outing of the fall season.
From Victory Links Golf Course in Blaine, Minnesota, WSC joined four other NSIC teams during the two-day Golden Bears Classic on Monday and Tuesday, September 19 – 20.
Wayne State College led after day one with a 297 (new single day record as the old mark was 308 set last year at the Norfolk Country Club on October 8 at the Nebraska Intercollegiate Invite) but followed with a 315 day two score to place second with a two-day total, 612 which was also a new 36-hole school record (previously 624 at the Mustang Invitational in Marshall, Minnesota last fall of September 25-26).
Complete results here.
Minnesota State-Mankato finished with back-to-back rounds of 299 to win the event with a 598. Concordia-St. Paul was one stroke behind WSC (613) in third, Bemidji State placed fourth (679) and Upper Iowa rounded out the five teams (712).
Junior Jazmine Taylor was crowned the individual medalist with rounds of 71 and 72 which were both individual school records. The previous school record school records of 73 was set twice by Taylor last season. The 143 total for 36 holes is another new school record, eclipsing the previous mark of 150 set by Taylor last year at the Norfolk Country Club (October 8-9, 2021).
Freshman Saffire Sayre tied for ninth with a 73 and 81 respectively.
Other WSC results came from sophomore Abby Brodersen (76/82) and junior Abbey Kurmel (77/81) both tying for 13th; junior Viktoria Bortkiewicz-Hamelin (T-17th 82/81) and junior Tricia Hemann (T-19 84/81).
The Wayne State College women’s golf team returns to play on Saturday and Sunday, September 24 – 25 in Marshall, Minnesota during the SMSU Mustang Invitational.
*School record information provided by SID Mike Grosz (WSC).