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Women’s golf takes second in fourth MIAA Jamboree

Calvin junior Carlia Canto led the Knights on Saturday with a round of 81, which led to a personal second place finish. Photo courtesy calvin.edu
Calvin junior Carlia Canto led the Knights on Saturday with a round of 81, which led to a personal second place finish. Photo courtesy calvin.edu

The women’s golf team came ready to go on Saturday.

At Lenawee Country Club that afternoon, the Calvin Knights posted a team score of 348 strokes, which earned them a solid second place spot at the Adrian-hosted MIAA Jamboree.

Saint Mary’s took first place team honors with a score of 345. Hope took third with an overall score of 350 and Olivet fourth with 355. Calvin junior Carlia Canto led the Knights on Saturday with a round of 81, which led to a personal second place finish.

“I really like how this team has been performing at a high level despite having a number of freshmen in the lineup,” said head coach Jerry Bergsma. “It is a fun team to be around because we enjoy each others’ company while pushing each other to keep getting better each week.”

Calvin remains in fourth place overall with 36 holes left in the MIAA fall season, but the Knights sit just five strokes out of third place and seven strokes from second place. Olivet remains in first place in the league standings by a healthy margin.

“We are in a close race in the MIAA standings because of contributions from all members of the team.” said Coach Bergsma, “We have two players in the top 5 in the MIAA individual standings (Canto and senior Elise Doezema) and two freshmen in the top 15 (Casey Harkema and Jennie Poole).”

Coach Bergsma is very pleased with how his girls have stepped up and their intense desire to do well in the MIAA league.

The Knights compete again on Oct. 12 and 13 in the MIAA tournament in Battle Creek. These are their final two competitions of the year.

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Sydney Chipman

Sydney Chipman is a Chimes guest writer for the 2012-13 school year.

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