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May 28, 2008

2008-2009 Season - 2007-08 Women's Golf Review

Augustana women’s golf team places fourth at CCIW Championships behind third place individual finish from Rachel Gahn; Gahn’s individual championship at the Hickory Point Open highlights spring season

The Augustana women’s golf team finished its fall season with a solid performance at the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin Championships.  The Vikings finished fourth at the event on Friday, October 5 and Saturday, October 6 at the Red Tail Run Golf Course in Decatur, Illinois by shooting a team score of 678.

Head coach Ron Standley’s Vikings competed in 10 events in the fall, winning in record fashion at the Augustana Fall Classic.  Augustana made history at the 14 team invitational on Thursday, September 6 in Davenport, Iowa.  Rachel Gahn (Edina HS, Edina, Minn.), sophomore Danielle Detelich (St. Charles North HS, St. Charles, Ill.), Heather Arizpe (Conant HS, Schaumburg, Ill.), and Megan McNulty (Batavia HS, Batavia, Ill.) combined to shoot a team score of 323.  The score is a new school record, eclipsing the old mark of 324 set on September 9, 2006 by Gahn (78), Detelich (80), Arizpe (83) and Abbi Johnson (83).  Gahn led the way with a 75, claiming medalist honors in the 74 player field.  Detelich fired an 82 and tied for fifth place.  Arizpe and McNulty each shot 83 and finished in a tie for ninth.

Augustana finished in second place at the Mount Mercy Invitational and the Augustana Triangular.  The team was third in the Monmouth Invitational and fourth in the Knox College Invitational.

The Vikings finished up the 2007-08 season with a pair of spring events, taking seventh at the Augustana Invitational and fourth at the Hickory Point Open. In the latter event, Gahn shot a two-round 165 to capture individual honors for the third time this season, adding to her fall wins at the Augustana Triangular and Fall Classic. Arizpe also showed well at Hickory Point, with a 180 (94 86) to earn a seventh place tie.

Gahn, a junior, led the squad with a scoring average of 82.4 strokes.  She finished with 1,319 strokes over 16 rounds of action and led the Vikings with a third place individual finish at the CCIW Championships, firing rounds of 76 and 79, finishing only three shots behind the medalist.  Her lowest round of the season came on September 6 when she shot a 75 to lead the Vikings to a win at the Augustana Fall Classic.  Gahn was the medalist that day, and also won an individual title at the Augustana Triangular on September 1.  She concluded the fall by finishing in the top five in half of the team’s ten events. Gahn was a top ten finisher 10 out of 12 meets in 2007-08. Her individual win at the Hickory Point Open highlighted the 2008 spring season.

For the year, Augustana compiled an 85-52 record and was ranked 48th in Division III by Golfstat.com. Both Gahn and Arizpe, a junior, earned Viking post season awards, with Gahn taking Most Valuable Player honors for the third year in a row and Arizpe sharing Most Inspirational with junior Shasta Ketcham (Danville HS, Danville, Iowa). Arizpe was third on the team with an 88.1 stroke average and was also chosen as team captain. Ketcham also shared Most Improved Player with sophomore Katy Mascheri (Hersey HS, Mt. Prospect, Ill.). Ketcham finished the year averaging 106.9 strokes over seven rounds and Mascheri had a 101.7 average over 14 rounds. Jessica Berens (Schaumburg HS, Schaumburg, Ill.) was chosen Most Valuable Freshman. Berens averaged 96.2 strokes in 13 rounds of competition.

Sophomores Detelich and McNulty were solid for the Vikings as well. Detelich compiled an average of 84.5 strokes over four rounds in the fall season and McNulty averaged 88.8 strokes in 13 rounds of play.

Gahn also earned Academic All-District honors from ESPN the Magazine.

2007 COLLEGE CONFERENCE OF ILLINOIS & WISCONSIN TOURNAMENT

October 5-6, 2007 ** Red Tail Run Golf Course ** Decatur, Illinois

PLACE      TEAM                      SCORES          TOTAL    PAR

        1        Illinois Wesleyan       311      317      628          52

        2        Wheaton                  325      336      661          85

        3        Millikin                       332      333      665          89

        4        AUGUSTANA             336      342      678          102

t      5        Carthage                  347      332      679          103

t      5        North Central           331      348      679          103

        7        Elmhurst                   366      367      733          157

        8        North Park                420      402      822          246

 

Rank      Player                           Team                     Scores          Total      Par 

      1        Alyssa Gaudio                 North Central           75      78        153            9

      2        Alessandra Bollero          Illinois Wesleyan       76      78        154            10

      3        Rachel Gahn                   AUGUSTANA             77      79        156            12

      4        Kristi Katz                       Illinois Wesleyan       80      78        158            14

      5        Shanna Agner                Carthage                  82      77        159            15

      6        Erica Woodall                  Illinois Wesleyan       80      80        160            16

t     7        Kayleen Gifford              Millikin                       81      80        161            17

t     7        Nicole Spear                   Illinois Wesleyan       75      86        161            17

      9        Brittany Hassee              Millikin                       82      82        164            20

      10      Wendy Woudenberg      Wheaton                  83      82        165            21

t     14      Heather Arizpe               AUGUSTANA             81      88        169            25

t     21      Jessica Berens                AUGUSTANA             86      90        176            32

t     25      Megan McNulty               AUGUSTANA             92      85        177            33

t     39      Laura Cygan                   AUGUSTANA             97      98        195            51

      41      Katherine Mascheri         AUGUSTANA             99      100      199            55

 

2007-08 AUGUSTANA SUPERLATIVES

MOST VALUABLE PLAYER: Rachel Gahn

MOST VALUABLE FRESHMAN: Jessica Berens

MOS IMPROVED PLAYER: Shasta Ketcham, Katy Mascheri

MOST INSPIRATIONAL PALYER: Heather Arizpe, Shasta Ketcham

ESPN the MAGAZINE ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT: Rachel Gahn

CCIW TOP 10: Rachel Gahn – Third (156)

CCIW ACADEMIC ALL-CONFERENCE: Rachel Gahn, Heather Arizpe, Megan McNulty, Jessica Berens, Katherine Mascheri, Liz Scarlata

CCIW FINISH: Fourth place

INVITATIONAL FINISHES: First place…Augustana Fall Classic (09/06/07 – 14 teams)…Second place…Mount Mercy Invitational (08/31/07 – nine teams)…Augustana Triangular (09/01/07 – 3 teams)…Third place…Monmouth Invitational (09/08/07 – 16 teams)…Fourth place…Knox College Invitational (09/07/07 – 18 teams)…Hickory Point Open (04/18-19/08 – 7 teams)

School record for low round: 323…Rachel Gahn (75); Danielle Detelich (82); Heather Arizpe (83); and Megan McNulty (83)…record set at Augustana Fall Classic in Davenport, Iowa on Thursday, September 9, 2007 

Best Stroke Average: 82.4 – Rachel Gahn with 1,319 strokes in 16 rounds

Lowest Individual Round: 75 – Rachel Gahn (Augustana Fall Classic on 09/06/07)

Medalists: Rachel Gahn (Augustana Triangular on 09/01/07)…Rachel Gahn (Augustana Fall Classic on 09/06/07)…Rachel Gahn (Hickory Point Open on 04/18-19/08)

NGCA All-American Scholars (for 2006-07): Heather Arizpe, Danielle Detelich, Rachel Gahn, and Megan McNulty

Top 10 Individual Finishes in Invitationals

08/31/07 – Mount Mercy Invitational: Megan McNulty – second with 81…Danielle Detelich – fifth with 85…Rachel Gahn – ninth with 90

09/01/07 – Augustana Triangular: Rachel Gahn – first with 76…Danielle Detelich – fifth with 82…Heather Arizpe – sixth with 84

09/06/07 – Augustana Fall Classic: Rachel Gahn – first with 75…Danielle Detelich – fifth with 82…Heather Arizpe – ninth with 83…Megan McNulty – ninth with 83

09/07/07 – Knox Invitational: Rachel Gahn – seventh with 87

09/08/07 – Monmouth Invitational: Rachel Gahn – third with 83…Megan McNulty -- sixth with 84

09/25/07 – North Central Cardinal Classic: Rachel Gahn – fifth with 83…Heather Arizpe – 10th with 87

09/29-30/07 – MU Red Tail Run Fall Classic: Rachel Gahn – 10th with 166 (80 86)

04/17/08 – Augustana Invitational: Rachel Gahn – 9th with 87

04/18-19/08 – Hickory Point Open: Rachel Gahn – first with 165 (85 80)…Heather Arizpe seventh with 180 (94 + 86)

2007-08 Augustana Vikings Season Statistics

                                                                              Low         Par/-                         Finish Top         Rel.        

Player                             Rounds    Strokes    Round    Rounds    Events    5       10     20     To Par    Average

Rachel Gahn                     16              1319          75            -                 12             6       10     11     +10         82.4

Danielle Detelich               4                338            82            -                 5               3       3       4       +12         84.5

Heather Arizpe                 16              1409          81            -                 12             -        4       8       +16         88.1

Megan McNulty                 13              1154          81            -                 10             1       3       7       +17         88.8

Jessica Berens                  13              1251          86            -                 9               -        -        3       +24         96.2

Katherine Mascheri           14              1424          93            -                 10             -        -        2       +30         101.7

Laura Cygan                     8                817            97            -                 6               -        -        1       +30         102.1

Elizabeth Scarlata             10              1022          92            -                 8               -        -        1       +30         102.2

Shasta Ketcham                7                748            102          -                 6               -        -        1       +35         106.9

Courtney Vandewiele       5                551            102          -                 5               -        -        1       +38         110.2

FOUR-PLAYER TEAM    16              5688         323         -                12            10     20     39     +67        355.5

 

Tournament                                 Dates                 Rounds    Place    Teams    Players    Par       Score

Marion Iron Mustang Fall Invite      8/31/2007            1                2            9              46              +61      349

Augustana Triangular                      9/1/2007              1                2            3              20              +42      330

Augustana Fall Classic                     9/6/2007              1                1            14            74              +35      323

Knox College Invitational                9/7/2007              1                4            18            93              +67      363

Monmouth Invitational                    9/8/2007              1                3            16            81              +64      352

Illinois Wesleyan Fall Classic            9/15-16/2007      2                17          21            124            +122    698

St. Ambrose Fighting Bee Classic    9/22/2007            1                6            12            72              +80      368

North Central Cardinal Classic         9/25/2007            1                5            9              48              +84      372

MU Red Tail Run Fall Classic            09/29-30/2007    2                9            19            111            +146    722

CCIW Championships                      10/05-06/2007    2                4            8              46              +102    678

Augustana Invitational                    4/17/2008            1                7            13            57              +98      386

Hickory Point Open                          04/18-19/2008    2                4            7              39              +171    747