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Dutch women’s golf team in first round action at Illinois Wesleyan

Women's golf | Sept. 14, 2013

NORMAL, ILL.-The Central College women’s golf team was a little slow out of the gate in a strong 21-team field at the Illinois Wesleyan Fall Classic Saturday.

The Dutch stand 15th heading into Sunday’s final round with 351. Juniors Taylor Hill (Treynor) and Kelsey Van Tasell (Pella) tied for the Dutch low round on the par-72 Ironwood Golf Course with 84, tying for 51st. Ali Kallsen (freshman, Hinton) shot a 91, while Rachel Cassens (sophomore, Stockton, Ill.) shot a 92 and sophomore Chelsey Shuey (Ames) had 94. Sophomore Emily Fisher (Wapello) competed as an individual and carded a 93.

“The scores are not where we wanted to be,” coach Tim Wilkinson said. “We have had some good rounds here in the past and we are a bit disappointed with this round. The course was firm and fast, but we left a few too many shots out there. It is a strong field with a lot of low scores.

“The good thing is that we are not content with our scores. We need to execute better on the course and once that happens we will be in contention. We are focused on getting better every day so that we are able to be competitive at each and every tournament.”

William Woods (Mo.) leads after round one with a 304, while Rhodes College (Tenn.) is second at 306. The individual leader is Alex Ferrer of William Woods at 1-under par 71.

Sunday’s final round starts at 9 a.m.

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