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July 5, 2012

2012-13 WOMEN'S GOLF PREVIEW

Senior Megan Vandersee will serve as the team co-captain for the Vikings in 2012 and was second on the team in stroke average with 91.1 per round.

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: 775-733 (.514) in 16 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: 715-681 (.512) in 13 years 

TEAM INFORMATION
2011-12 RECORD: 60-25 in all matches played with a fourth place finish in the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin tournament

LETTERWINNERS RETURNING/LOST: 11/One

STARTERS RETURNING/LOST: Five/One

KEY RETURNEES:

Dena Capitani (Hinsdale Central HS, Hinsdale, Ill.), Junior... Averaged 91.1 strokes over 14 rounds in 10 events...Low round of 82 at Benedictine Invitational equaled team's best of the season...Top finish was a tie for fourth at Fighting Scots Spring Invitational...Had three other top 10 finishes.

Kaitlyn Czerwonka (Batavia HS, Batavia, Ill.), Sophomore...Most Valuable Freshman... Averaged 99.5 strokes over eight rounds in six events...Low round of 94 at Benedictine Invitational...Best finish was 12th at Mt. Mercy Four Ball.

Kelly Farina (Normal West HS, Bloomington, Ill.), Junior... Averaged 90.2 strokes over 14 rounds in 10 events... Low round of 82 at Benedictine Invitational equaled team's best of the season... Best finish was a tie for third at Mt. Mercy Four Ball...Five top 10 finishes.

Jamie Lawrence (Moline HS, Moline, Ill.), Junior... Vikings' Most Inspirational Player... Averaged 92.4 strokes over 12 rounds in eight events...Low round of 83 twice at Benedictine Invitational, where she recorded her best finish with a tie for third...Four top 10 finishes... CCIW Golfer of the Week on 09/21/11.

Megan Vandersee (Sterling HS, Sterling, Ill.), Senior...2012  co-captain... Averaged 91.1 strokes per round...Tied for second on the team, playing 16 rounds and in 12 events...Tied for low score at the Loras Spring Invite... Low round of 83 at Benedictine Invitational...Six top ten finishes, including two in the top five.

Morgan Wilkinson (Westmont HS, Westmont, Ill.), Senior...2012 co-captain...Vikings' Co-MVP...Second on the team with an average of 88.8 strokes per round...Tied for second on the team, playing 16 rounds and in 12 events...Individual medalist at the Fighting Scots Spring Invitational...Best round of 82 at the Augie Quad equaled team's best of the season...Seven top 10 finishes, including four in the top five.

KEY LOSSES:

Brittany Carr (Lincoln Way East HS, Frankfort, Ill.)...Team captain...Vikings' Co-MVP... Only Viking to play in all 13 events...Averaged a team-best 88.7 strokes over a team-high 17 rounds... Individual medalist at Loras Spring Invite...Best round of 83 on two occasions... Six top 10 finishes, including five in the top five.

2011-12 AUGUSTANA WOMEN'S GOLF SUPERLATIVES

CCIW Finish: 4th place

Augustana Team Finishes: Second place....Augie Quad (8/29/11-four teams)...Seventh place...NCC Cardinal Classic (9/6/11-ten teams)... Third place...Augustana Fall Classic (9/8/11-15 teams)...Third place...Fighting Scots Invitational (9/10/11-11 teams)...First place...Benedictine Invitational (9/17/11 -Nine Teams)...Second place...Mt. Mercy Four Ball (9/24/11-two teams)...Third place...Clarke Invitational (10/2/11 -six teams)...Second place...Florida Tech Dual (3/1/12-two teams)...First place...Loras Spring Invite (4/1/12-six teams)...Millikin Spring Classic (4/13/12-10 teams)...Augie Invite (4/19/12-eight teams)...Fighting Scots Invitational (4/27/12-five teams)

INDIVIDUAL TOP 10 FINISHES

08/28/11 - Augie Quad (3rd - Morgan Wilkinson - 82...4th - Brittany Carr - 83...7th - Katelyn Lazar - 85)

09/08/11 - Augustana Fall Classic (6th - Kelly Farina - 84)

09/09-10/11 - Monmouth Invitational (T-6th - Morgan Wilkinson - 88...T-6th - Kelly Farina - 88)

09/17/11 - Benedictine Invitational (3rd - Jamie Lawrence - 83+83=166...5th - Dena Capitani - 82+86=168...7th - Megan Vandersee - 83+86=169...9th - Kelly Farina - 82+89=171...10th - Morgan Wilkinson - 89+83=172)

09/24-25/11 - Mount Mercy Four Ball (2nd - Brittany Carr - 83+89=172...3rd - Kelly Farina - 86+87=173...6th - Morgan Wilkinson - 85+93=178...T-7th - Jamie Lawrence - 101+84=185...T-7th - Megan Vandersee - 93+92=185...10th - Dena Capitani - 94+99=193)

10/02/11 - Clarke Fall Invitational (6th - Brittany Carr - 91...8th - Morgan Wilkinson - 92)

03/01/12 - Florida Tech Dual (T-5th - Brittany Carr - 91...9th - Kelly Farina - 101...T-10th - Kelly Olson & Megan Vandersee - 102)

04/01/12 - Loras Spring Invite (T-1st - Brittany Carr & Megan Vandersee - 86...5th - Morgan Wilkinson - 89)

04/19/12 - Augie Invite (T-2nd - Morgan Wilkinson & Marilyn Stone - 84...6th - Megan Vandersee - 85...T-9th - Dena Capitani & Jamie Lawrence - 89)

04/27/12 - Fighting Scots Invitational (1st - Morgan Wilkinson - 88...2nd - Megan Vandersee - 89...T-4th - Dena Capitani & Brittany Carr - 94...T-9th - Jamie Lawrence - 96)

Lowest 18-hole Average: 88.7-Brittany Carr.

Lowest Individual Round: 82-tied by Morgan Wilkinson, Kelly Farina, Dena Capitani, and Katelyn Lazar.

MVP: Brittany Carr & Morgan Wilkinson...Most Inspirational: Jamie Lawrence...Most Valuable Freshman: Kaitlyn Czerwonka...Most Improved: Kelly Olson & Megan Alano.

CCIW Golfer of the Week: Jamie Lawrence, 9/21/11