Augustana College printing logo

June 1, 2005

2008-2009 Season - 2004-05 WOMEN'S GOLF REVIEW

2004-05 WOMEN’S GOLF REVIEW

 

VIKINGS FINISH 2004 FALL SEASON WITH FOURTH PLACE FINISH IN COLLEGE CONFERENCE OF ILLINOIS & WISCONSIN

 

A consistent team effort throughout the season was the highlight for the 2004 Augustana College women’s golf team. Without a clearcut number one player of the type of previous standouts Josefin Holmberg or Kallie Daley, the Vikings had to rely on a trio of players to take up the slack. The Vikings of veteran head coach Ron Standley, now in his sixth year at the helm, had five players finish the year with scoring averages between 91.1 and 98.4.

 

Senior Theresa Wenzel (Benet Academy, Naperville, IL), one of just two players to see action in all 12 rounds, led the team in scoring in the 2004 fall season. She totaled 1,093 strokes over 12 rounds and wound up with an average of 91.1 and a low round of 84. She was followed closely by junior Michelle Coble (Peru St. Bede Academy, DePue, IL), the other player who performed in all 12 rounds. Coble had 1,103 strokes in those 12 rounds and had an average of 91.9. She had the lowest single round of the year with an 83 at the IWU Fall Classic. The third player who flirted with the top spot was sophomore Katie Clancy (York HS, Elmhurst, IL) who checked in with a 92.8 average after recording 1,021 strokes in 11 rounds. Her low score was 88 at the IWU Fall Classic. Those three took turns during the season leading the team in scoring average but four others played in at least 10 of the 12 rounds.

 

Sophomore Annie Young (St. Viator HS, Arlington Heights, IL) was fourth on the team in average with a mark of 97.8 thanks to 1,076 strokes over 11 rounds and senior Melissa Eckdahl (Downers Grove North HS, Downers Grove, IL) had a 98.4 average with 1,084 strokes in 11 rounds. Sophomore Brittany Hildebrand (St. Charles North HS, St. Charles, IL) finished the year with an average of 101.1 with 1,011 strokes in 10 rounds and sophomore Abbi Johnson (Davenport Assumption HS, Davenport, IA) checked in at 102.0 with 1,122 strokes in 11 rounds.

 

In all, the Vikings played in 10 matches during the season, finishing the year with a solid fourth place in the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin. Illinois Wesleyan won the CCIW title for the third consecutive year with a score of 674 (336 338) while Carthage was second at 704 (355 349) and Wheaton took third with a 711 (360 351). Augustana was fourth with a 756 (389 367) thanks to a pair of top 20 individual finishes from Coble and Wenzel. Coble was 15th in the tournament with a two day total of 183, shooting a 97 on Friday but coming back with an 86 on Saturday. Wenzel was 17th with a score of 188 on rounds of 93 and 95.

 

The highest team finish came in the Fighting Bee Classic on September 25 when the Blue & Gold was fourth and the Augie Fall Classic when the Vikings took fifth. Johnson had the best individual finish of the year when she placed eighth in the same meet with a 91.

 

2004 COLLEGE CONFERENCE OF ILLINOIS & WISCONSIN WOMEN’S GOLF TOURNAMENT

October 1-2, 2004 *** Brighton Dale Links Golf Course in Kansasville, Wisconsin *** Hosted by Carthage College

PLACE

TEAM

DAY ONE

DAY TWO

TOTAL

1.

Illinois Wesleyan

336

338

674

2.

Carthage

355

349

704

3.

Wheaton

360

351

711

4.

AUGUSTANA

389

367

756

5.

Millikin

396

394

790

6.

North Central

439

446

885

DNF

North Park

 

 

 

DNF

Elmhurst

 

 

 

 

INDIVIDUAL TOP 10 (and Augustana finishers)

PLACE

PLAYER

TEAM

DAY ONE

DAY TWO

TOTAL

1.

Taylor Paskell

Illinois Wesleyan

85

79

164

2.

Ashley Higginson

Illinois Wesleyan

80

85

165

3.

Louise Haller

Carthage

87

83

170

4.

Laura Molnar

Wheaton

85

85

170

5.

Alison Mayer

Illinois Wesleyan

86

85

171

6.

Whitney Shartle

Carthage

88

86

174

7.

Kelsey Francis

Wheaton

85

89

174

8.

Kristi Katz

Illinois Wesleyan

85

89

174

9.

Megan Teschner

Illinois Wesleyan

87

89

176

10.

Lydia Lindemann

Millikin

90

87

177

Augustana Finishers

 

 

 

 

 

14.

Michelle Coble

Augustana

97

86

183

17.

Theresa Wenzel

Augustana

93

95

188

21.

Anne Young

Augustana

96

97

193

22.

Katie Clancy

Augustana

103

92

195

23.

Abbi Johnson

Augustana

103

94

197

28.

Melissa Eckdahl

Augustana

107

96

203

 

2004 AUGUSTANA SUPERLATIVES

CCIW TOP 20 INDIVIDUAL FINISHERS: 14th – Michelle Coble (97 86=183) and 17th – Theresa Wenzel (93 95=188)

BEST STROKE AVERAGE FOR 2004 SEASON – 91.1 by Theresa Wenzel

LOWEST INDIVIDUAL ROUND FOR 2004 SEASON – 83 by Michelle Coble at second day of IWU Classic on 09/19/04

TOP 20 INDIVIDUAL FINISHES IN 2004 INVITATIONALS

09/01 – Illinois College Invitational: Katie Clancy - 17th with 94

09/02 – Augie Fall Classic: Theresa Wenzel – 12th with 85

09/10 – Knox Invitational: Michelle Coble – 17th with 90

09/25 – Fighting Bee Classic: Abbi Johnson – 8th with 91…Theresa Wenzel – 11th with 93…Katie Clancy – 16th with 95…Michelle Coble – 19th with 96