Women’s Golf Sixth at MIAA Tournament - Doezema Sets Calvin Single-Season Scoring Record
Sunday, October 10, 2010
BATTLE CREEK - Calvin followed a first day team score of 370 strokes at the MIAA Tournament with a second day total of 363 strokes. The tournament was held at the Bedford Valley Country Club. The 363 score is a season-best. Calvin’s two-day, 36-hole round score of 773 strokes was good for sixth place at the MIAA Tournament and allowed the Knights to finish in seventh place in the final MIAA overall standings. Calvin finished just four strokes behind Adrian in the tournament standings.
Sophomore Elise Doezema (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) had a stellar tournament, firing back-to-back rounds of 81 that allowed her to finish tied for fourth place at the tournament. For her efforts (81-81=162), Doezema earned a spot on the all-tournament team. She also finished with a season scoring average of 85.4 strokes-per-round which allowed her to earn a spot on the All-MIAA second team. Doezema is the first player since Annie Huizenga in 2005 to receive All-MIAA honors in women’s golf.
Freshman Carlia Canto (Marysville/Port Huron Northern HS) also had a strong tournament, producing a second day total of 87 to go with a first day round of 82 that left her tied (82-87 = 169) for 15th individually in the final tournament standings. Canto finished the year with a season scoring average of 86.4 strokes-per-round which ranks as the third-best single-season average in Calvin women’s golf history.
Sophomore Rachel Whitaker (Grand Rapids/Forest Hills Northern HS) had a second day score of 96, giving her a tournament total of (106-96) 202. Freshman Ashley Tiefenthal (Mainstee/Manistee HS) had a 104 on Saturday, giving her a tournament total of 205 (101-104). Freshman Melissa Shepard (Lowell/Lowell HS) had a collegiate best score of 99 on Saturday to give her a two-day total of (109-99) 208.
Saint Mary’s took first at the tournament with a score of 635, allowing the Belles to clinch the MIAA regular season title. Olivet took second with a score of 648.
MIAA TOURNAMENT TEAM SCORES
Saint Mary’s 635
FINAL MIAA WOMEN’S GOLF STANDINGS
Saint Mary’s 1959