August 28, 2009
2009-2010 Season - Rain postpones season opener
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Heavy rains in the Cedar Rapids area forced the postponement of the Mt. Mercy Invitational on Friday, August 28. The Augustana women's golf team was supposed to begin the 2009 schedule at the meet, which was scheduled for Hunter's Ridge Golf Course. A storm swept through most of Eastern Iowa on Thursday night, leaving the course unplayable.
As a result, the Vikings of veteran head coach Ron Standley will now open the campaign on Saturday, August 29 at the Augustana Early Opener. The six team event will be held at Emeis Golf Course in Davenport, Iowa and the first group will tee off at 12:00 noon. Scheduled to compete besides Augustana will be St. Ambrose, Mt. Mercy, Monmouth, Iowa Wesleyan and Viterbo.
The women's golf team was supposed to be the first Augustana team to compete in the 2009-10 school year but that honor will now go to the Vikings women's tennis team. Augustana will host Grinnell at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 29.