LITCHFIELD PARK, ARIZONA – After the Wayne State College women’s golf team shot their fourth-best 18-hole round (344), the team bettered that by five strokes closing out the SMSU Spring Invite.
Back at the Wigwam Golf Course in Litchfield Park, Arizona, the Wayne State College women’s golf team set a single day school record with a team score of 339 and moved up one spot to finish sixth in their first invite in eight years. The previous mark of 340 was set in 2010 at Prairie Green Golf Course in Sioux Falls and in 2007 at Pioneers Golf Course in Lincoln.
Westminster of Utah won the two-day tournament with a 612 (308-304), 18 shots ahead of second place Colorado Mesa at 630 (324-306). Western New Mexico was third at 642 followed by Chadron State (654) and Nebraska-Kearney (657) in the top five.
Wayne State was sixth with round of 344 and 339 for a two-day total of 683, one shot better than Fort Lewis College at 684 (343-341), while South Dakota School of Mines finished eighth at 702.
The top finisher for the Wildcats was Sophie Jansa, a freshman from Sioux Falls (SD) O’Gorman HS, who tied for 14th overall out of 53 players with a 163 shooting rounds of 83 and 80.
Abby Kurmel, a freshman from Okemos, Michigan, was next at 171 (84-87) to tie for 30th overall.
Three other Wildcat players each tied for 37th overall with two-day totals of 177. Tricia Hemann shot 93-84, Bancroft sophomore Paige Peters posted scores of 89-88 while Jazmine Taylor produced rounds of 89-88.
The Wayne State College women’s golf program will next compete on Monday and Tuesday, March 22-23 at the Midwest Intercollegiate Invitational in Warrensburg, Missouri.