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October 23, 2012

2012-13 WOMEN'S GOLF FALL REVIEW

Seniors Morgan Wilkinson (left) and Megan Vandersee helped lead the Vikings to a third place finish in the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin during the fall season. That is the best finish for an Augustana team since 2006.

Vikings third at CCIW Championships; best finish since 2006; Megan Vandersee ninth individually

Coach Ron Standley’s Augustana golf team completed the fall portion of its season by moving past North Central in the final round to finish in third place at the 2012 CCIW Championships. The Vikings’ performance was their best at the conference meet since a second-place finish in 2006. In addition, junior Megan Vandersee (Sterling HS, Sterling, Ill.) finished ninth individually – the first top-ten finish for a Viking since Rachel Gahn took eighth in 2008.

Augustana won its only dual meet against St. Ambrose and also captured the nine-team Benedictine Invitational. The Vikings had second-place finishes at the 13-team Monmouth Fighting Scot Invitational and the nine-team Mt. Mercy Mustang Fall Classic and completed the fall with an overall record of 47-20.

Vandersee led the way with four top-ten finishes, including winning individual medalist honors at the Mustang Fall Classic (84-84 – 168). She averaged a team-best 87.2 strokes over 12 rounds in seven events. She also recorded the team’s lowest round with an 80 on the second day of the Benedictine Invitational, where she finished third.

Senior Morgan Wilkinson (Westmont HS, Westmont, Ill.) was the only Viking to play in all nine fall events, finishing second on the team with an average of 89.1 strokes over 14 rounds. She recorded three top-ten finishes, including a second-place 82 in the St. Ambrose dual. That represented her lowest round of the fall as well. She tied for 17th at the CCIW Championships.

Junior Jamie Lawrence (Moline HS, Moline, Ill.) was the individual medalist at the St. Ambrose dual, recording her low round of 81. She finished third on the team with an average of 90.5 strokes over 11 rounds in seven events. She recorded a second top-ten finish with a ninth-place 177 (89-88) at the Mustang Fall Classic and finished tied for 13th at the conference meet.

Junior Dena Capitani (Hinsdale Central HS, Hinsdale, Ill.) averaged 92.2 strokes over 12 rounds in seven events. Her best round was an 83 in the first round of the Benedictine Invitational, where she recorded her highest finish, tying for 12th place. She finished 22nd at the CCIW Championships.

Freshman Samantha Barlage (Marina Catholic HS, Lansing, Ill.) played 13 rounds in eight events, trailing only Wilkinson. She averaged 94.4 strokes and recorded a pair of top-ten finishes. Her best round and top finish came at Monmouth’s Fighting Scot Invitational, when she shot an 84 to tie for third. She finished 33rd at the conference meet.

Freshman Michelle Dempster (Mother McAuley HS, Oak Lawn, Ill.) averaged 94.4 strokes over 11 rounds in seven events. Her tie for sixth-place at the Benedictine Invitational helped the Vikings to the team title and she shot her best round of the season with an 81 in the opening round. She was 37th at the CCIW meet.

Junior Kelly Farina (Normal West HS, Bloomington, Ill.) recorded top-ten finishes in three of the seven events in which she competed. She was fourth on the team with an average of 91.6 strokes over 10 rounds. Her lowest round was an 83 at the Grinnell Invitational, which tied for seventh place, her highest finish of the season.

Junior Kelly Olson (Prairie Ridge HS, Crystal Lake, Ill.) averaged 96.0 strokes over 11 rounds in eight events. Her low round of 85 came at the Augustana Fall Classic, which tied her for sixth place.

Sophomore Kaitlyn Czerwonka (Batavia HS, Batavia, Ill.) played only five rounds in four events, but was sixth on the team with a per-round average of 93.4 strokes. Her best two rounds came at the Benedictine Invitational, her final event of the year. She shot an 89 in the opening round and bettered that with an 87 on the second day.

CCIW Championships—October 4-6, 2012--Meadowbrook Country Club--Racine, Wis.--Par 73, 5909 yards

 

Rank

Team

Rd. 1

Rd. 2

Rd. 3

Total

Par

1

Illinois Wesleyan

351

329

338

1018

+142

2

Carthage

358

360

380

1098

+222

3

AUGUSTANA

379

369

372

1120

+244

4

North Central

370

368

387

1125

+249

5

Wheaton

382

367

394

1143

+267

6

Millikin

382

394

378

1154

+278

7

Elmhurst

384

391

390

1165

+289

CCIW Individual Top Ten (plus Augustana finishers)

Rank

Player

Team

Rd. 1

Rd. 2

Rd. 3

Total

Par

1

Kelly, Rose

Illinois Wesleyan

85

80

84

249

+30

2

Levens, Brittany

Illinois Wesleyan

83

85

85

253

+34

t3

Klosterman, Katie

Illinois Wesleyan

90

81

87

258

+39

t3

Moore, Sarah

Wheaton

87

81

90

258

+39

5

Rohn, Mary Kate

North Central

79

88

92

259

+40

t6

Dory, Taylor

Carthage

87

80

97

264

+45

t6

Geraghty, Megan

Illinois Wesleyan

96

83

85

264

+45

8

Candra, Rebecca

Illinois Wesleyan

94

88

84

266

+47

9

VANDERSEE, MEGAN

AUGUSTANA

85

94

91

270

+51

t10

Schoch, Michelle

Illinois Wesleyan

93

89

89

271

+52

t10

Schuerman, Gabbi

Millikin

89

94

88

271

+52

t13

LAWRENCE, JAMIE

AUGUSTANA

102

82

93

277

+58

t17

WILKINSON, MORGAN

AUGUSTANA

94

96

94

284

+65

22

CAPITANI, DENA

AUGUSTANA

98

97

94

289

+70

33

BARLAGE, SAMANTHA

AUGUSTANA

104

102

100

306

+87

37

DEMPSTER, MICHELLE

AUGUSTANA

107

105

102

314

+95

2012-13 Augustana Superlatives

CCIW Finish:   3rd place

Augustana Team Finishes:   First place – St. Ambrose dual (8/25/12)... Sixth place – Illinois College Fall Invitational (09/01-02/12, 13 teams)... Fourth place – Augustana Fall Classic (09/06/12, seven teams)... Second place – Fighting Scot Invitational (09/08/12, 13 teams)... Fifth place – Carthage Fall Invitational (09/13/12, eight teams)... First place – Benedictine Invitational (09/15-16/12, nine teams)... Second place – Mustang Fall Classic (09/22-23/12, nine teams)... Fifth place – Grinnell Invitational (09/29/12, seven teams)

Individual Top 10 Finishes:

08/25/12 – St. Ambrose dual (1st – Jamie Lawrence, 81... 2nd – Morgan Wilkinson, 82... T-4th – Megan Vandersee, 85...T-7th – Samantha Barlage, 88... 9th – Kelly Farina, 89)

09/06/12 – Augustana Fall Invitational (T-6th – Michelle Dempster and Kelly Olson, 85)

09/08/12 – Fighting Scot Invitational (T-3rd – Samantha Barlage, 84)

09/13/12 – Carthage Fall Invitational (T-8th – Morgan Wilkinson, 89)

09/15-16/12 – Benedictine Invitational (3rd – Megan Vandersee, 82-80 – 162... T-6th – Michelle Dempster, 81-88 – 169... T-10 – Kelly Farina, 85-88 – 173)

09/22-23/12 – Mustang Fall Classic (1st – Megan Vandersee, 84-84 – 168... T-9th – Jamie Lawrence, 89-88 – 177 and Morgan Wilkinson, 86-91 - 177)

09/29/12 – Grinnell Invitational (T-7th – Kelly Farina, 83)

Best Stroke Average:   87.2 – Megan Vandersee

Lowest Individual Round:   80, Megan Vandersee, Benedictine Invitational, 9/16/12

ACADEMIC ALL-CONFERENCE: Samantha Barlage, Dena Capitani, Michelle Dempster, Jamie Lawrence, Megan Vandersee