Eight Iowa Conference championships
NORMAL, Ill. — After grabbing 13th place in the team standings following round one, Central College women’s golf team maintained its position Sunday at the Ill. Wesleyan Spring Fling, carding a 339-358—697 to finish 13th in the 18-team race.
DePauw University (Ind.) held on to the top spot, finishing the tournament with a 306-328—634 and Centre College (Ky.) was second with 312-325—637.
After wet and breezy conditions Saturday, Central had to contend with stiff winds again on day two at Irownwood Golf Course.
“It was a pretty tough day out there,” said coach Tim Wilkinson. “The wind made it difficult for the entire field. There were very few people who scored like they did yesterday.”
Sarah Paulson (senior, Ottumwa) was Central’s highest finisher in the individual standings, which featured 102 competitors. The senior finished in a tie for 24th place on a 78-89—167 effort, dropping from her 11th place round-one finish.
Senior Ali Miller (Davenport, North HS) shot an 84-91—175 while Taylor Hill (freshman, Treynor) and Ashley Smith (junior, Johnsburg, Ill.) matched Paulson’s second round score, finishing the tournament at 88-89—177 and 95-89—184, respectively. Junior Kaurie Kincaid (Knoxville) rounded out the Dutch squad, carding an 89-101—190.
“With the conditions, it was just a day that you have to get through as best you can,” said Wilkinson. “We did well with that all in all, but the scores were not a true representation of how our golfers are playing this spring.”
The Dutch host the Central Spring Invitational Friday and Saturday at Bos Landen Golf Course in Pella. Featuring seven teams, including several Iowa Conference opponents, it will be Central’s final outing this spring. First round action begins Friday at 9 a.m.
“It will be the last tournament of the season, so we’re looking forward to being on our home course and competing well,” said Wilkinson.