Calvin women’s golf team ties for third place at opening MIAA Jamboree
Thursday, September 20, 2012
MARSHALL - The Calvin women’s golf team opened its 2012 MIAA fall campaign in strong fashion on Thursday afternoon, posting a third place score of 338 strokes at the first MIAA Jamboree of the year. Calvin’s score is the lowest in school history at an MIAA competition.The league tournament was hosted by Olivet at the Bedford Valley Country Club. Calvin tied for third place with Saint Mary’s (IN) and finished just two strokes back of second place Hope. Host Olivet took first place on Thursday with a team score of 324 strokes led by Theresa Damico who fired an MIAA course record score of 72.
Calvin was paced by senior Elise Doezema who carded a round of 79 that was good for second place individually in Thursday’s tournament. Junior Carlia Canto also had a fine afternoon with an 83 that left her in a tie for sixth place individually. Close behind were freshmen Jennie Poole and Casey Harkema with rounds of 87 and 89 respectively. Senior Rachel Whitaker rounded out Calvin’s finishers on Thursday with a 97.
Calvin finished 23 strokes ahead of fifth place Trine University.
The top four teams at the conclusion of the MIAA fall season will qualify for the four-team MIAA spring tournament that is used to determine the league’s automatic qualifier to the NCAA III Tournament.
Calvin is back in action on Saturday when it competes at an MIAA Jamboree hosted by Alma at the Pine River Country Club with opening tee times set for 1 p.m.