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Dutch women’s golf team finishes 15th at Illinois Wesleyan

Women's golf | Sept. 15, 2013

NORMAL, ILL.-The Central College women’s golf team posted consistent scores from round one to round two and placed 15th in a strong 21-team field at the Illinois Wesleyan Fall Classic.

The Dutch retained its round one place in the standings after Sunday’s final round with 351-352-703. Junior Kelsey Van Tasell (Pella) carded the low score for the Dutch on the par-72 Ironwood Golf Course with 84-84-168, tying for 49th. Classmate Taylor Hill (Treynor) was one stroke behind at 84-85-169, tying for 54th. Rachel Cassens (sophomore, Stockton, Ill.) shot a 92-91-183, while Ali Kallsen (freshman, Hinton) was one stroke behind her at 91-93-184. Chelsey Shuey (sophomore, Ames) rounded out the lineup with 94-92-186. Emily Fisher (sophomore, Wapello) competed as an individual and carded 93-95-188.

“It was one of those days where we did not play that well,” coach Tim Wilkinson said. “It was windy and it sprinkled some. The weekend overall was not great. We did not take advantage of the better conditions on Saturday and it cost us on Sunday.

“We were consistent, but we missed our mark. We have one more weekend before conference and we want to be playing our best golf at that time. We need to keep working at it.”

William Woods (Mo.) won the team title with 304-320-624, while Mount Mercy finished eight strokes back for second. The individual medalist was Katie Klosterman of Illinois Wesleyan at three-over par 73-74-147.

The Dutch return to the links next Friday and Saturday for the Luther Fall Invitational at Oneota Country Club in Decorah. The invitational is a new addition to the schedule this season.

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