Women’s golf finishes fourth in MIAA

Senior Elise Doezema was selected as an all-MIAA player this fall. Photo courtesy calvin.edu
Photo of Elise doezema
Senior Elise Doezema was selected as an all-MIAA player this fall. Photo courtesy calvin.edu Photo of Elise doezema

With an overall team score of 695 strokes, the Calvin women’s golf team took third place at the MIAA Fall Tournament. This placed them in fourth place overall in the MIAA conference.

This marked the Knight’s best finish ever in this tournament, finishing one stroke ahead of rival team Hope College.

“We have completed the fall portion of our season and will pick things up again on spring break,” said head coach Jerry Bergsma. “By finishing in the top four, we advance to the spring season MIAA automatic qualifier tournament, with the winner advancing to NCAA Division III Nationals. The automatic qualifier tournament is a 54-hole tournament with one round hosted by Saint Mary’s and two rounds hosted by MIAA champion Olivet College.”

For the first time in school history, the women’s golf team had two members finish as first-team all-MIAA selections: senior Elise Doezema and junior Carlia Canto. Canto again stepped up for the Knights, who shot a two-day total of 161 (79-82), putting her solidly in the individual second-place spot in the final tournament standings. Canto earned a spot on the All-Tournament team for the second straight year and also finished third in the final MIAA overall fall standings to land a spot on the all-MIAA first team.

The women’s golf team has finished its fall season, but members plan on training hard for their spring season starting in March.

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Sydney Chipman

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

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