Women’s Golf Takes Fourth at MIAA Tournament - Places Fourth in Final MIAA Standings
Saturday, October 08, 2011
BATTLE CREEK - The Calvin women’s golf team closed out its 2011 MIAA regular season with an eye looking forward to the 2012 MIAA Spring Tournament. Calvin clinched one of the four qualifying spots for next springs NCAA III qualifying tournament by finishing fourth in the final MIAA regular season standings on Saturday. Calvin completed the two-day MIAA Tournament with a fourth place score of 701 strokes. The two-day total placed Calvin in fourth place in the final league standings. The top four teams in the final MIAA regular season standings qualify for the spring tournament. Calvin will be making its first appearance as an NCAA-eligible qualifying team at the MIAA Tournament next spring.
Calvin finished with a season scoring average of 350.3 strokes-per-round, an improvement of more than 33 strokes from a year ago. The scoring average is a new Calvin single-season (team) record. The Knights also jumped up three places in the MIAA standings from their seventh place finish of 2010.
Calvin was led at the MIAA Tournament held at the Bedford Valley Country Club by sophomore Carlia Canto who finished seventh with a total of 164 strokes (81-83). Canto earned a spot on the all-tournament team and also finished seventh in the final MIAA standings to earn a spot on the All-MIAA second team. Her season total of 82.7 strokes-per-round is a new Calvin single-season record. Junior Elise Doezema tied for 11th at the MIAA Tournament with a 170 (84-86) and earned a spot on the All-MIAA second team by placing 10th in the final MIAA standings.
Freshman Jackie Richert tied for 17th at the tournament with a 176 (91-85). Rounding out Calvin’s finishers were freshman Laura Richert with a 191 (97-94) and junior Rachel Whitaker with a 213 (104-109).
Olivet captured the MIAA regular season title with a powerful two days of competition at the MIAA Tournament. The Comets had a two-day total of 640 strokes (325-315) to overcome a 15-stroke deficit and finish 10 strokes ahead of Hope in the final MIAA regular season standings.
MIAA TOURNAMENT TEAM SCORES (10-7/10-8)
St. Mary’s 674
FINAL MIAA TEAM STANDINGS
St. Mary’s 2045