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July 12, 2011

2011-12 Season - 2011-12 WOMEN'S GOLF PREVIEW

Megan Vandersee, the team MVP a year ago, is one of nine letter winners returning for Augustana heading into the 2011-12 season.

GENERAL INFORMATION
NAME: Augustana College
CITY/ZIP: Rock Island, Illinois 61201
FOUNDED: 1860
NICKNAME: Vikings
SCHOOL COLORS: Blue & Gold
HOME COURSE: Emeis Golf Course – Davenport, Iowa
ATHLETIC AFFILIATION: NCAA Division III
RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)
CONFERENCE: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW)
PRESIDENT: Steve Bahls (Iowa 1971)
ATHLETIC DIRECTOR: Mike Zapolski (Pepperdine, 1985)
ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT PHONE: (309) 794-7521

WOMEN'S GOLF HISTORY
FIRST YEAR OF WOMEN'S GOLF: 1996
OVERALL WOMEN'S GOLF RECORD: 704-708 (.499) in 15 seasons.
 
SPORTS INFORMATION
SPORTS INFORMATION DIRECTOR: Dave Wrath
SID OFFICE PHONE: (309) 794-7265
WRATH’S CELL PHONE: (309) 737-5306
SID FAX: (309) 794-7525
E-MAIL ADDRESS: davewrath@augustana.edu
SID MAILING ADDRESS: Dave Wrath, Sports Information Director, Carver PE
Center, Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois 61201
AUGUSTANA ATHLETIC HOME PAGE: www.augustana.edu

COACHING STAFF
HEAD COACH: Ron Standley
STANDLEY'S RECORD: 644-656 (.495) in 12 years

TEAM INFORMATION
2010-11 RECORD: 46-37 in all matches played with a seventh place finish in the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin tournament

LETTERWINNERS RETURNING/LOST: Nine/Two
STARTERS RETURNING/LOST: Five/One

KEY RETURNEES:
Dena Capitani (Hinsdale Central HS, Hinsdale, Ill.), Sophomore... Averaged 98.4 strokes over 15 rounds...Low round of 89 at Augie Quad...4th-place finish at Augie Quad... Brittany Carr (Lincoln Way East HS, Frankfort, Ill.), Senior... 2011-12 Captain...Averaged 91.7 strokes over 18 rounds...Low round of 84 at St. Ambrose Fighting Bee Classic...6th-place finishes at North Central Cardinal Classic & Augie Invite...22nd at CCIW...Kelly Farina (Normal West HS, Bloomington, Ill.), Sophomore...Co-Most Valuable Freshman... Averaged 92.7 strokes over 18 rounds...Low round of 87 at St. Ambrose Fighting Bee Classic...5th-place finish at Fighting Scot Spring Invite...30th at CCIW...Jamie Lawrence (Moline HS, Moline, Ill.), Sophomore...Co-Most Valuable Freshman...Co-Most Inspirational... Averaged 95.1 strokes over 18 rounds...Low round of 85 at Monmouth Invite...3rd-place finish at Fighting Scot Spring Invite... 33rd at CCIW...Katelyn Lazar (Williamsville HS, Sherman, Ill.), Sophomore...Co-Most Improved...Averaged 102.6 strokes over 10 rounds...Low round of 95 at Augie Quad...9th-place finish at Fighting Scot Spring Invite...Megan Vandersee (Sterling HS, Sterling, Ill.), Junior...Augustana MVP...Averaged a team-best 89.4 strokes over 18 rounds... Low round of 79 at St. Ambrose Fighting Bee Classic...1st-place finish at St. Ambrose Fighting Bee Classic...22nd at CCIW... Morgan Wilkinson (Westmont HS, Westmont, Ill.), Junior... Co-Most Inspirational...Averaged 93.9 strokes over 18 rounds...Low round of 84 at St. Ambrose Fighting Bee Classic...4th-place finish at Augie Quad...20th at CCIW.


KEY LOSSES: Jessica Berens (Schaumburg HS, Schaumburg, Ill.)...Captain...Averaged 94.4 strokes over 18 rounds...Low round of 87 three times...2nd-place finish at Fighting Scot Spring Invite...40th at CCIW...Courtney VandeWiele (Rock Island Alleman HS, Rock Island, Ill.)...Co-Most Improved...Averaged 106.2 strokes over nine rounds...Low round of 98 at St. Ambrose Fighting Bee Classic...21st-place finish at Augie Invite.

2010-11 AUGUSTANA WOMEN’S GOLF SUPERLATIVES
CCIW Finish: Seventh place
Invitational Finishes: First place…Augie Quadrangular (08/28/10 – five teams); Third place…Mustang 4Ball Classic (09/03-04/10 – seven teams); Fifth Place…North Central Cardinal Classic (09/07/10 – 10 teams); Sixth place…Augustana Invitational (09/09/10 – 14 teams); Fifth place…Monmouth Invitational (09/11/10 – 16 teams); Second place…St. Ambrose Fighting Bee Classic (09/18-19/10 – 13 teams); Second place…UW-Platteville Fall Invitational (09/25-26/10 – seven teams); Third place…Clarke Invitational (10/03/10 – 10 teams); Third Place…Rhodes Tri Match (03/06/11 – three teams); First place…Fighting Scots Spring Invitational (04/09/11 – seven teams); Eighth place…Millikin Spring Classic (04/15/11 – 11 teams); Fourth place…Augie Invite (04/21/11 – eight teams)
Best Stroke Average: 89.4 – Megan Vandersee with 1609 strokes in 18 rounds
Lowest Individual Round: 79 – Megan Vandersee (St. Ambrose Fighting Bee Classic on 09/18/10)
Most Valuable Player: Megan Vandersee
Most Improved: Katelyn Lazar & Courtney VandeWiele
Most Inspirational: Jamie Lawrence & Morgan Wilkinson
Most Valuable Freshman: Jamie Lawrence & Kelly Farina
2011-12 Captain: Brittany Carr

TOP 10 INDIVIDUAL FINISHES IN 2010-11 INVITATIONALS
08/28/10 – Augustana Quadrangular: Megan Vandersee – second with an 84…Dena Capitani – tied for fourth with an 89…Morgan Wilkinson – tied for fourth with an 89…Jessica Berens – tied for sixth with a 90…Brittany Carr – tied for ninth with a 92
09/03-04/10 – Mustang 4Ball Classic: Brittany Carr – 10th with a 176 (91 + 85)
09/07/10 – North Central Cardinal Classic: Brittany Carr – tied for sixth with a 91…Kelly Farina – tied for sixth with a 91
09/18-19/10 – St. Ambrose Fighting Bee Classic: Megan Vandersee – tied for first with a 163 (79 + 84)
09/25-26/10 – UW-Platteville Fall Invitational: Megan Vandersee – eighth with a 184 (94 + 90)…Morgan Wilkinson – 10th with a 186 (89 + 97)
10/03/10 – Clarke Invitational: Megan Vandersee – second with an 80…Brittany Carr – tied for ninth with an 89
03/06/11 – Rhodes Tri Match: Brittany Carr – 10th with a 94
04/09/11 – Fighting Scots Spring Invitational: Jessica Berens – second with a 94…Jamie Lawrence – tied for third with a 95…Megan Vandersee – tied for third with a 95…Kelly Farina – tied for fifth with a 96…Katelyn Lazar – tied for ninth with a 98…Morgan Wilkinson – tied for ninth with a 98
04/21/11 – Augie Invite: Brittany Carr – sixth with a 91…Kelly Farina – tied for seventh