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Women's Golf takes 4th at Nationals behind All-American Sarah Penfield

The Cobber women's golf team, under coach Duane Siverson,  followed up on last fall's MIAC Championship with a 4th place finish at the NCAA Division II-III National Championship at Mission Inn Golf and Tennis Resort in Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida, May 14-17, 1997. 

Senior Sarah Penfield (Staples) finished 20th in the individual competition to lead the Sarah Penfield Cobbers and earn 2nd team All-America honors. 

The  4th place finish marked the 6th consecutive national tournament appearance for the Cobbers and their second year in the top six under the two-year-old NCAA format in which Division II and Division III teams compete for the same National Championship. 

The other members of the Cobbers' National Tournament team included  
Christie Strecker  ('00 Albert Lea), 27th at Nationals, Kristen Hanson ('99, Fosston), 39th,  Jill Carlin  ('98, Fosston) 42nd, and Nicole Koskey ('99, Princeton) 48th. 

The Cobbers ended the 1996-97 season with 11 wins in their 13 tournament appearances. 

5/17/97 Cobbers Take 4th at NCAA Nationals, Penfield 20th  

5/4/97 Cobbers win Minnesota State Tournament 

4/28/97 Cobbers Grab Three Wins In Weekend Action 

5/4 Concordia Won the two-day Minnesota State Women's Golf College Tournament at The Pines GC in Brainerd today. The Cobbers shot a 334-333-667. Sarah Penfield placed 2nd with a 163 total. (See Complete Results) 

4/28/97 The Cobbers picked up wins this past weekend at the Mankato State Invitational, the Gustavus Invitational and in a dual meet  against Gustavus. The Cobbers have now won 10 consecutive events. Kristen Hanson led the Cobbers on the April 25 by placing 3rd in the Mankato State Invitational with an 81. Sarah Penfield captured medalist honors at the Gustavus Invitational with a 79. And Christie Strecker was medalist in the dual with Gustavus, firing a 77. Next up on the Cobber schedule is the Minnesota State Women's College Golf Tournament at The Pines May 3-4. 

 Women's Golf Captures 5th MIAC Title in 6 years Duane Siverson's 1996-97 women's golf team continued to dominate in fall competition, finishing second in their first fall tournament and then reeling off seven consecutive wins. Among those wins was the the Cobbers' 30-stroke win at the MIAC Championship Meet, their 5th MIAC title in the past 6 years. 

Concordia's 332 tournament scoring average was the best in school history. Concordia ended the fall season ranked 2nd nationally among NCAA Division III colleges and will compete in the NCAA Division II-III National Championship next spring. The Cobbers finished 6th in last spring's NCAA Tournament. 

Concordia was led by 5 All-MIAC golfers. Sarah Penfield ('97 Staples) earned her fourth all-MIAC award by finishing 2nd at the MIAC Tournament. She led the Cobbers in stroke average and is ranked third in the nation among Division III golfers. 

Christie Strecker ('00, Albert Lea) earned the MIAC individual championship by shooting rounds of 84-76 at the Winona Country Club. She ended the fall season ranked 5th nationally. 

Also earning All-MIAC honors were Kari Weidner ('00, Fargo), who finished 5th at the MIAC Tournament, Jenny Dick ('98, Rochester) and Kristin Hanson ('89, Fosston). Dick and Hanson tied for 8th at the MIAC. Jenny Dick was also named Academic All-MIAC. 

10/6/96 The Cobbers won the Gustavus Invitational in Mankato today to wrap up a their fall season. This was Concordia's 7th consecutive win of the fall season. Concordia shot a two-day total of 677 and beat runner-up Gustavus by 34 shots. 

Concordia's Sarah Penfield was the tournament medalist with her 83-80-163 weekend. Cobber Kari Weidner placed second with a 83-84-167. 

9/29/96 Cobbers Win St. Cloud Invitational, Strecker Medalist Again  

 

 9/27/96 Cobbers Capture St. Ben's Invitational 

The Cobbers captured their 5th tournament in six tries today with a win at the St. Ben's Invitational at the St. Cloud Country Club. The Cobbers won the 7-team event with a 338 in wet weather by 22 strokes over runner-up UND. Cobber Kristen Hanson placed second with an 82 . Concordia's Nicole Koskey took 4th with an 85 and Sarah Penfield was 5th, also posting an 85. 

9/22/96 Cobbers Defend MIAC Title, Strecker Medalist, Penfield 2nd 

Concordia successfully defended their MIAC Women's Golf Championship at the Winona Country Club over the weekend, winning by 30 strokes over runnerup Gustavus. Concordia had a 12 stroke lead after the first day and then posted an MIAC-record 323 on the second day to win going away. 

Concordia's Christie Strecker, a freshman from Albert Lea, captured the tournament's medalist honors with a 84-76-160 weekend. Sarah Penfield was second at 162. Three other Cobbers also earned All-MIAC honors. Kari Weidner from Fargo had a 171, placing 5th individually, and Jenny Dick had a 175 to finish tied for 8th, as did Concordia's Kristen Hanson . 

The Cobber win as their 5th in the 6 years of MIAC Championship Tournaments. 

9/15/96 Cobbers win 3rd Consecutive Tournament  

The Cobbers won their two day Concordia Invitational at Wildflower GCnear Detroit Lakes today. Jenny Dick , Sarah Penfield and Christie Strecker each shot 168 two-day totals to lead the Cobbers to their third win in four tournaments this fall. Concordia's 670 total edged SDSU by 10 shots. 

9/13/96 Concordia captured their own Cobber Open Tournament at Wildflower near Detroit Lakes today. The Cobbers shot 319 to win the 13-team event. Cobbers Kari Weidner and Sarah Penfield each shot 79 to share medalist honors with SDSU's Amy Lewis. 

9/8/96 Concordia won the 6-team Northern State Invitational today, led by tournament medalist Sarah Penfield (80-79) and runner-up Christie Strecker 78-82). The Cobbers shot 319-327-646 to beat runner-up UND by 22 strokes. Concordia's first day total of 319 was the second best 1-day total in Cobber history. 

9/6/96 Concordia placed 2nd at the 14-team Briar Cliff Invitational today in Sioux City Iowa. Concordia will play at Aberdeen Sept. 7th and 8th in the Northern State Invitational. (See Briar Cliff Complete Meet Results) 

Jenny Dick led the Cobbers in Sioux City, posting an 80, followed by defending MIAC champion Jill Carlin's 81. Nicole Koskey shot 82, as did Cobber Kristen Hanson. Sarah Penfield had an 84 at the Green Valley GC and Christie Strecker came in at 87. 

The 1996-97 Cobbers are trying to follow up on a '95-96 season in which they won 7 of 9 tounaments, the MIAC Championship and finished 6th at the combined Division II-III National tournament. 


1996-97 Cobber Women's Golf Roster



Name               Yr  Hometown/High School

Sarah Penfield     Sr  Staples

Jill Carlin        Jr  Fosston

Jenny Dick         Jr  Rochester/Mayo

Kristen Hanson     So  Fosston

Nicole Koskey      So  Princeton

Christie Strecker  Fr  Albert Lea

Juli Johanson      Fr  Osakis

Kari Weidner       Fr  Fargo

Danika Messmer     Fr  Grand Forks,N.D.



Head Coach: Duane Siverson, 17th year


1996-97 Women's Golf Schedule (See Also Fall '97)


See also Spring '97 Schedule

Date    Event         Course



9/6     Briar Cliff Invitational,                2nd of 14

        Green Valley GC, Sioux City, IA

9/7-8   Northern St. Moccasin Creek,Aberdeen,SD  1st Place

9/13    Cobber Open  Wildflower, Detroit Lakes   1st Place

9/14-15 Concordia Invitational at Wildflower     1st Place

9/21-22 MIAC Conf. Meet Winona GC, Winona, MN    1st Place 

9/27    St. Ben's Inv., St. Cloud CC, St. Cloud  1st place

9/28-29 St. Cloud Inv. Ruttgers, Bemidji, MN and 1st Place

                      Wapicada,St.Cloud, MN

10/5-6  Gustavus Inv. Mankato, MN                1st Place
Spring 97
4/25    Mankato St. Invitational,     1st Place

           Waseca CC

4/26    Gustavus Invitational,        1st Place

           North Links GC, Mankato

4/27    Concordia-Gustavus Dual,      1st Place (328 to 346)

           North Links GC, Mankato 

5/3-4   Minnesota State Women's       1st Place (334-333-667)   

        College Golf Tournament

          The Pines, Brainerd, MN

May 14-17

 NCAA Division II-III National Championship 4th place

 Mission Inn Golf and Tennis Resort

 Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida


1996-97 Team Stats and Averages


Spring '97 Averages and Year Averages

Fall 1996 Concordia Women's Golf Statistics

                Rounds Played                                          Fall Ave.

Team             325 319 327 319 334 336 340 323  338 342 342 336 341   332.4

Name            Rounds Played                                           Ave.

Sarah Penfield    84  80  79  79  85  83  83  79   85  84  87  83  80   82.3

Christie Strecker 87  78  82  81  85  83  84  76   86  80  79  84  90   82.6

Kari Weidner                  79  84  86  88  83   93  91  88  83  84   85.9

Kristen Hanson    82  81  86  85  86  84  90  85   82  91  88  92  89   86.2

Nicole Koskey     82  88  85  90  85  84           85  91  91  86  88   86.8

Jenny Dick        80  86  81  80  80  88  85  90   99  91  96  87  91   87.2

Jill Carlin       81  80  86  83  89  90  94  95               91  85   87.4

Juli Johanson                 96  94  87                                92.3

Danika Messmer               102 101  97                               100.0
Spring 1997 Concordia Women's Golf Statistics

                Rounds Played Spring  Year 

                              Ave.    Ave

Team             329  327 328 328     331.6

Name            Rounds Played     Spring Ave.  Year Average

Sarah Penfield    79 81 86 84 79     81.8         82.37

Christie Strecker 81 77 83 87 83     82.2         82.31

Jill Carlin       84 80 83 83 88     83.6         86.23

Jenny Dick        83 91 92 83 83     86.4         87.5

Kristen Hanson    88 90 81 89 86     86.6         86.25 

Nicole Koskey     86 98 82 84 88     87.6         87.21

Kari Weidner      90 92    93 87     90.5         86.75

Juli Johanson                                     92.3

Danika Messmer                                   100.0
1996 Meet Results



Briar Cliff Women's Golf Invitational Sept 6, 1996
Green Valley GC, Sioux City, IA
Team Scores
Buena Vista  313     

Concordia    325

Simpson      325

SDSU         326

Creighton    326

Briar Cliff  332

Central      334

Kearney      341

Chadron St   347

Gustavus     347

Wayne St.    362

Wesley       370

Northwestern 391

St. Mary's   399



Cobber Scores 9/6/96

Team Scoring

Jenny Dick        80

Jill Carlin       81

Nicole Koskey     82

Kristen Hanson    82

Sarah Penfield    84

Christie Strecker 87

Northern St. Invitational 9/7-8/96
Moccasin Creek,Aberdeen,SD
Team Scores   

Concordia    319 327 646

UND          335 333 668

Northern St. 359 357 716

Moorhead St. 366 362 728

UM Morris    375 369 744

NDSU         Incomplete



Cobber Scores 9/7-8/96 Northern State Invitational

Team Scoring

Sarah Penfield    80 79 159 Medalist

Christie Strecker 78 82 160 2nd

Jill Carlin       80 86 166 T-5th

Jenny Dick        86 81 167 T-7th

Kristen Hanson    81 86 167 T-7th

Nicole Koskey     88 85 173 11th


Cobber Open at Wildflower GC Sept. 13, 1996
Near Detroit Lakes, MN.
Team Scores
Concordia    319

SDSU         340

Winona St.   346

UND          348

Macalester   349

St. Cloud    366

St. Ben's    366

Northern St. 371

St. Thomas   380

Moorhead St. 383

St. Olaf     384

U.M.Morris   391

Bemidji St.  438 



Cobber Scores 9/13/96

Kari Weidner      79 T-1st Medalist in Playoff

Sarah Penfield    79 T-1st

Jenny Dick        80 T-3rd

Christie Strecker 81

Jill Carlin       83

Kristen Hanson    85

Nicole Koskey     90

Julie Johanson    96

Danika Messmer   102


Cobber Invitational at Wildflower GC Sept. 14-15, 1996
Near Detroit Lakes, MN.
Team Scores

             RD1 RD2 Total

Concordia    334 336 670

SDSU         337 343 680

Winona St.   342 344 686

Macalester   353 340 693

Mankato St.  349 344 693

Gustavus     350 345 695

UND          358 338 696

St. Ben's    363 356 719

St. Cloud    361 361 722

St. Olaf     380 370 750

St. Thomas   378 374 752

Northern St. 385 369 754

Moorhead St. 391 368 759

Bemidji St.  431 443 874



Cobber Scores 9/14-15/96

                 RD1  RD2 Total  

Christie Strecker 85  83  168 4th

Sarah Penfield    85  83  168 5th

Jenny Dick        80  88  168 6th

Nicole Koskey     85  84  169

Kristen Hanson    86  84  170

Kari Weidner      84  86  170

Jill Carlin       89  90  179

Julie Johanson    94  88  181

Danika Messmer   101  97  198



MIAC Golf Championship, Winona Country Club, Sept. 21-22, 1996
Team Scores

             RD1 RD2 Total

Concordia    340 323 663

Gustavus     352 341 693

St. Ben's    368 357 725

Macalester   362 372 734

St. Thomas   372 285 757

St. Olaf     381 385 766

St. Mary's   402 402 804





Cobber Scores 9/21-22/96

                 RD1  RD2 Total  

Christie Strecker 84  76  160 1st

Sarah Penfield    83  79  162 2nd

Kari Weidner      88  83  171 5th

Jenny Dick        85  90  175 T-8th

Kristen Hanson    90  85  175 T-8th

Jill Carlin       94  95  189

St. Ben's Invitational at St. Cloud Country Club, Sept 27, 1996

Team Scores
Concordia    338

UND          360

Winona State 362

Macalester   376

St. Cloud    377

St. Ben's    378

Bemidji St.  INC 



Cobber Scores 9/27/96

Kristen Hanson    82 2nd

Nicole Koskey     85 4th 

Sarah Penfield    85 5th 

Christie Strecker 86 T-6th

Kari Weidner      93

Jenny Dick        99


9/28-29 St. Cloud Invitational. Ruttgers, Bemidji, MN and
Team Scores

              RD1 RD2 Total

Concordia     342 342 684 

Mankato St.   355 361 716

UND           351 366 717

Winona St.    358 360 718

SDSU          366 360 726

St. Ben's     367 363 730

St. Cloud     356 389 745

Macalaster    385 370 755

St. Olaf      398 372 770

St. Thomas    382 399 781

UW-Eau Claire 387 400 787

Northern St.  398 398 796

Moorhead St.  400 401 801

UM-Morris     405 430 835

Bemidji St. 

NDSU
Cobber Scores 9/28-29/96

                  RD1 RD2 Total  



Christie Strecker  80  79  159 1st



Sarah Penfield     84  87  171 5th

Kristen Hanson     87  88  175 9th 

Kari Weidner       91  88  179 15th

Nicole Koskey      91  91  182 19th

Jenny Dick         91  96  187 30th



96 total golfers


10/4-5/96 Gustavus Invitational, Makato, Minn.
Team Scores

              RD1 RD2 Total

Concordia     336 341  677       

Gustavus      369 342  711

St. Ben's     351 373  724

St. Olaf      388 370  758

Moorhead St.  389 379  768

St. Thomas    389 388  777

Macalaster    390 392  782



Cobber Scores 10/4-5/1996

                  RD1 RD2 Total  

Sarah Penfield     83  80  163 1st

Kari Weidner       83  84  167 2nd

Christie Strecker  84  90  174 t-5th

Nicole Koskey      86  88  174 t-5th

Jill Carlin        91  85  176 8th

Jenny Dick         87  91  178 9th

Kristen Hanson     92  89  181


Mankato State Invitational 4/25/97, Lakeside CC, Waseca
Team Scores
Concordia    329

Winona St.   334

SDSU         338

Mankato St.  347

St. Cloud    352

Gustavus     355

Macalester   362

St. Olaf     374

Northern St. 378

St. Thomas   392   

UM-Morris    397

Moorhead St. 398

Augsburg     INC.
Cobber Scores 4/25/97

Kristen Hanson    81 t-3rd

Nicole Koskey     82 t-5th

Christie Strecker 83 t-7th

Jill Carlin       83 t-7th

Sarah Penfield    86 t-16th 

Jenny Dick        92 t-36

Kari Weidner      92 t-36
83 total golfers


Gustavus Invitational 4/26/97 at North Links, Mankato
Team Scores
Concordia    327

Mankato St.  337

SDSU         340

Gustavus     352

St. Cloud    355

St. Thomas   366   

Macalester   369

St. Olaf     383

Northern St. 386

UM-Morris    404

Moorhead St. 404
Cobber Scores 4/26/97

Sarah Penfield    79 1st 

Christie Strecker 81 2nd

Jenny Dick        83 t-6th

Jill Carlin       84 t-9th

Nicole Koskey     86 t-14th 

Kristen Hanson    88 t-17th

Kari Weidner      90 7-23rd
71 total golfers


Gustavus-Concordia Dual 4/27/97 at North Links, Mankato
Team Scores
Concordia    327

Gustavus     346
Cobber Scores 4/27/97

Christie Strecker 77 1st

Jill Carlin       80 2nd

Sarah Penfield    81 t-3rd

Kristen Hanson    90 t-7th

Jenny Dick        91 t-8th

Nicole Koskey     98 11th 

11 total golfers



Minnesota State Tournament, The Pines GC in Brainerd, May 3-4 1997
Team Scores
Concordia    334-333 667

Mankato St.  337-351 688 

Gustavus     348-348 696

Winona St    355-345 700

St. Ben's    361-360 721 

St. Cloud    375-370 745

St. Thomas   388-377 765   

St. Olaf     390-396 786

Moorhead St  403-398 801

UM-Morris    428-410 838

Augsburg     inc

Bemidji St.  inc

Macalester   inc
66 golfers total
Cobber Scores 5/3-4/97

Sarah Penfield    84-79 163 2nd 

Jenny Dick        83-83 166 4th

Christie Strecker 87-83 170 T-7th

Jill Carlin       83-88 171 T-9th

Nicole Koskey     84-88 172 

Kristen Hanson    89-86 175

Kari Weidner      93-87 180
Top Finishers 

Peek, Winona St.    157

Penfield, Concordia 163

Fox, Gustavus,      164

Dick, Concordia     166

Williams, Gustavus  169

Strecker, Concordia 170

Tepley, Gustavus    170
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