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July 18, 2013

2013-14 WOMEN'S GOLF PREVIEW

Kelly Farina had five top ten finishes in 2012-13, highlighted by her second place finish at the Fighting Scots Invitational. Farina finished fourth on the team with a stroke average of 91.8.

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: 826-766 (.519) in 17 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.athletics.augustana.edu  

COACHING STAFF
HEAD COACH: Tom Lawrence
LAWRENCE'S RECORD: First season as Augustana's head coach   

TEAM INFORMATION
2012-13 RECORD: 51-33-1 in all matches played with a third place finish in the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin tournament  

LETTERWINNERS RETURNING/LOST: Seven/Two

STARTERS RETURNING/LOST: Three/Two

KEY RETURNEES: Samantha Barlage (Marian Catholic HS, Lansing, Ill.), Sophomore... Vikings' Most Valuable Freshman... Played 16 rounds in 11 events... Averaged 94.1 strokes and recorded four top-ten finishes... Best round and top finish came at Monmouth's Fighting Scot Invitational, when she shot an 84 to tie for 3rd... Finished 33rd (104-102-100 - 306) at the conference meet.   Dena Capitani (Hinsdale Central HS, Hinsdale, Ill.), Senior... Averaged 92.8 strokes over 14 rounds in nine events... Best round was an 83 in the first round of the Benedictine Invitational... Highest finish was a tie for 7th (96) at the Prairie Fire Spring Invitational...  Finished 22nd (8-97-94 - 289) at the CCIW Championships.   Michelle Dempster (Mother McAuley HS, Oak Lawn, Ill.), Sophomore... Vikings' Scholar/Athlete Award... Averaged 94.2 strokes over 12 rounds in eight events...  Tied for 6th-place at the Benedictine Invitational and shot her best round of the season with an 81 in the opening round... Finished 37th (107-105-102 - 314) at the CCIW meet.   Kelly Farina (Normal West HS, Bloomington, Ill.), Senior... Recorded top-ten finishes in five of the nine events in which she competed... Was 4th on the team with an average of 91.8 strokes over 12 rounds... Lowest round was an 83 at the Grinnell Invitational... Highest finish came at the Fighting Scots Invitational, where she was 2nd.     Jamie Lawrence (Moline HS, Moline, Ill.), Senior... Vikings' Most Inspirational Player... Individual medalist at the St. Ambrose dual, recording her low round of 81...  Finished 3rd on the team with an average of 90.5 strokes over 14 rounds in nine events... Finished 4th (88) at the Augie Invite and 9th (89-88 - 177) at the Mustang Fall Classic... Tied for 13th (102-82-93 - 277)at the CCIW Championship.  

KEY LOSSES: Megan Vandersee (Sterling HS, Sterling, Ill.)... Team MVP... Finished 9th (84-94-91 - 270) at the CCIW Championship... Individual medalist at the Mustang Fall Classic (84-84 - 168) and Prairie Fire Spring Invitational (83)... Averaged a team-best 87.4 strokes over 19 rounds in 12 events... Recorded the team's lowest round with a 78 at the Maryville Spring Invitational.     Morgan Wilkinson (Westmont HS, Westmont, Ill.)... Only Viking to play in all nine fall events... Finished 2nd on the team with an average of 89.1 strokes over 14 rounds... Recorded three top-ten finishes, including a 2nd-place 82 in the St. Ambrose dual... Tied for 17th (94-96-94 - 284) at the CCIW Championships.  

2012-13 AUGUSTANA SUPERLATIVES AUGUSTANA TEAM FINISHES:  First place - St. Ambrose dual (8/25/12)... Sixth place - Illinois College Fall Invitational (9/1-2/12, 13 teams)... Fourth place - Augustana Fall Classic (9/6/12, seven teams)... Second place - Fighting Scot Invitational (9/8/12, 13 teams)... Fifth place - Carthage Fall Invitational (9/13/12, eight teams)... First place - Benedictine Invitational (9/15-16/12, nine teams)... Second place - Mustang Fall Classic (9/22-23/12, nine teams)... Fifth place - Grinnell Invitational (9/29/12, seven teams)... First place - Prairie Fire Spring Invitational (4/5/2013, four teams)... Second place - Fighting Scots Invitational (4/6/2013, three teams)... 11th place - Maryville Spring Invitational (4/7-8/13, 11 teams)... Third place - Augie Invite (4/27/13, four teams)    

INDIVIDUAL TOP 10 FINISHES: 8/25/12 - 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) 9/6/12 - Augustana Fall Invitational (T-6th - Michelle Dempster and Kelly Olson, 85) 9/8/12 - Fighting Scot Invitational (T-3rd - Samantha Barlage, 84) 9/13/12 - Carthage Fall Invitational (T-8th - Morgan Wilkinson, 89) 9/15-16/12 - Benedictine Invitational (3rd - Megan Vandersee, 82-80 - 162... T-6th - Michelle Dempster, 81-88 - 169... T-10 - Kelly Farina, 85-88 - 173) 9/22-23/12 - Mustang Fall Classic (1st - Megan Vandersee, 84-84 - 168... T-9th - Jamie Lawrence, 89-88 - 177 and Morgan Wilkinson, 86-91 - 177) 9/29/12 - Grinnell Invitational (T-7th - Kelly Farina, 83) 4/5/13 - Prairie Fire Spring Invitational (1st - Megan Vandersee, 83... 4th - Samantha Barlage, 89... T-7th - Dena Capitani, 96... T-7th - Kelly Farina, 96) 4/6/13 - Fighting Scots Invitational (2nd - Kelly Farina, 90... 4th - Samantha Barlage, 94... 6th - Megan Vandersee, 97... T-7th - Kelly Olson, 98... T-9th - Caitlin Doherty, 99) 4/12-13/13 - Millikin Spring Classic (T-9th - Megan Vandersee, 89-91 - 180) 4/27/13 - Augie Invite (T-4th - Jamie Lawrence, 88... T-4th - Megan Vandersee, 88... 9th - Michelle Dempster, 92)    

BEST STROKE AVERAGE:  87.4 - Megan Vandersee    

LOWEST INDIVIDUAL ROUND:  78 - Megan Vandersee, Maryville Spring Invitational, 4/7/13    

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