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1998 MIAC Women's Golf Championship Tournament | go to 1999 tourney |
10/3-4      Sat.-Sun.  MIAC Championship 
Oakdale Country Club, Hutchinson, Minn. (Augsburg is host)
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10/4
Don Stoner, Augsburg SID
Concordia wins MIAC women's golf title for seventh time in eight years

HUTCHINSON, Minn. -- Sophomore Jenni Kovash (So., Moorhead, Minn.) earned medalist honors with a second-day, one-over-par 75, helping to lead her Concordia College-Moorhead Cobbers to the team championship at the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference women's golf championships, completed Sunday at the Oakdale Country Club in rural Hutchinson.

Kovash's two-day, 36-hole total of 152 (77-75) was five shots better than runner-up Heather Schmitt (Jr., Paynesville, Minn.) of the College of St. Benedict, who shot a 157 (78-79). Kovash's score was also a tournament record. The previous low score for an MIAC medalist was 160, shot by Concordia's Christie Strecker in 1996.

Concordia won the MIAC title for the fourth year in a row and seventh time in the eight years the MIAC has sponsored a women's golf championship. Concordia has won titles in 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996 and 1997, with  only St. Thomas breaking the Cobber title string in 1994.

Concordia finished with a two-day total of 648 (330-318), while St. Benedict had a total of 672 (339-333) and Gustavus scored 678 (335-343). The Cobbers avenged two earlier second-place finishes to St. Benedict in head-to-head competition in the fall half of the college golf season.

Concordia is currently rated third in the most recent Mastercard/Collegiate Golf Foundation NCAA Division III national rankings, while Gustavus is rated fifth and St. Benedict is rated ninth.

Both Concordia and St. Benedict had three golfers earn All-MIAC honors by finishing in the top 10 in the competition, while Gustavus had two All-MIAC golfers.  All-MIAC golfers were: Kovash; Schmitt; Christie Strecker (Jr., Albert Lea, Minn.) of Concordia; Kari Weidner (Jr., Fargo, N.D./South HS) of Concordia; Alicia Golembeski (Fr., Waconia, Minn.) of Gustavus; Reiman (Fr., Cannon Falls, Minn.) of Gustavus; Becky Cole (Fr., Andover, Minn.) of St. Benedict; Sarah Hagemann (Jr., Worthington, Minn.) of St. Benedict; Andrea Sievert (Sr., Lakefield, Minn./HL-O-L HS) of Augsburg; and Abby Owen (Fr., Little Falls, Minn.) of Gustavus.

Sievert's ninth-place finish is the highest ever by an Augsburg women's golfer, and marks the first-ever All-MIAC women's golf honoree for the Auggies. Weidner finished fifth in last year's MIAC competition, while Strecker placed sixth and Schmitt placed ninth.

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1998 MIAC Women's Golf Championships

October 3-4, 1998 -- 36 holes total
Oakdale Country Club, Hutchinson, Minn. (Par 74, 5,800 yards)
Hosted by Augsburg College
Conditions: 50 degrees, light wind on Saturday;
45 degrees, strong wind on Sunday; overcast both days

Team Results:
Concordia    330-318---648
St. Benedict 339-333---672
Gustavus     335-343---678
St. Thomas   342-358---700
St. Olaf     368-364---732
Macalester   362-374---736
Augsburg     383-382---765
 
 
 

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Individual Results
(* denotes All-MIAC -- Top 10 plus ties)

Concordia-Moorhead   (330-318---648)
Coach Duane Siverson
* Jenni Kovash       77 (37-40) 75 (38-37)  152
* Christie Strecker  85 (41-44) 79 (39-40)  164
* Kari Weidner       87 (42-45) 78 (39-39)  165
Kristen Hanson       89 (45-44) 86 (41-45)  175
Nicole Koskey        83 (46-37) 93 (49-44)  176
Kristi Nelson        85 (43-42)      DQ

St. Benedict         (339-333---672)
Coach Theresa Solarz
* Heather Schmitt    78 (40-38) 79 (39-40)  157
* Becky Cole         84 (43-41) 87 (44-43)  171
* Sarah Hagemann     88 (43-45) 83 (40-43)  171
Monica Milbert       89 (45-44) 85 (42-43)  174
Kristin Hillemeier   93 (42-51) 86 (44-42)  179
Sheless Davis        89 (46-43) 98 (51-47)  187

Gustavus Adolphus    (335-343---678)
Coach: Mike Boschee
* Alicia Golembeski 81 (42-39) 85 (43-42) 166
* Kate Reiman       86 (44-42) 84 (44-40) 170
Tammy Williams      82 (43-39) 92 (48-44) 174
Amy Ellingson       86 (44-42) 93 (43-50) 179
Molly Grisham       91 (46-45) 88 (45-43) 179
Sarah O'Donnell    103 (50-53) 86 (48-38) 189

St. Thomas (342-358---700)
Coach Cathy Lombritto
* Abby Owen     84 (43-41) 89 (45-44) 173
Sarah McCue     85 (43-42) 90 (46-44) 175
Katti Severson  88 (43-45) 87 (42-45) 175
Katie Sweeney   85 (42-43) 93 (46-47) 178
Lisa Schlatter  88 (42-46) 92 (43-49) 180
Leah Wangerin   89 (46-43) 93 (45-48) 182

 St. Olaf          (368-364---732)
Coach Jerry Ericksen
Megan Rudiger      87 (46-41) 91 (46-45) 178
Christina Ley      92 (48-44) 88 (45-43) 180
Tracy Nygaard      93 (48-45) 92 (45-47) 185
Jenny Moore        96 (48-48) 93 (48-45) 189
Liv Anda Knatterud 97 (49-48) 99 (49-50) 196
Sonja Wilhelm     108 (56-52) 96 (44-52) 204

Macalester         (362-374---736)
Coach -- Sarah Evans
Amanda Slaughter   88 (44-44)  89 (46-43) 177
Jennie Whitehouse  88 (43-45)  92 (44-48) 180
Erin Phillips      86 (42-44)  95 (46-49) 181
Gabe Hernan       100 (48-52)  98 (46-52) 198
Val Miller        108 (56-52) 103 (53-50) 211

Augsburg         (383-382---765)
Coach -- David Staniger
* Andrea Sievert 89 (48-41)  83 (45-38) 172
Becky Esser      99 (47-52)  94 (47-47) 193
Liz Cebula       93 (48-45) 102 (53-49) 195
Erica Huls      102 (49-53) 103 (51-52) 205
Mary Michaelson 112 (58-54) 112 (57-55) 224



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 Individual Results    Top 10 plus ties earns All-MIAC honors
By Individual                       Rd. 1       Rd. 2   Total
Jenni Kovash (Concordia)        77 (37-40)  75 (38-37) 152
2  Heather Schmitt (St. Benedict)  78 (40-38)  79 (39-40) 157
Christie Strecker (Concordia)   85 (41-44)  79 (39-40) 164
Kari Weidner (Concordia)        87 (42-45)  78 (39-39) 165
5  Alicia Golembeski (Gustavus)    81 (42-39)  85 (43-42) 166
6  Kate Reiman (Gustavus)          86 (44-42)  84 (44-40) 170
7  Becky Cole (St. Benedict)       84 (43-41)  87 (44-43) 171
   Sarah Hagemann (St. Benedict)   88 (43-45)  83 (40-43) 171
9  Andrea Sievert (Augsburg)       89 (48-41)  83 (45-38) 172
10 Abby Owen (St. Thomas)          84 (43-41)  89 (45-44) 173
11 Monica Milbert (St. Benedict)   89 (45-44)  85 (42-43) 174
   Tammy Williams (Gustavus)       82 (43-39)  92 (48-44) 174
13 Kristen Hanson (Concordia)      89 (44-44)  86 (41-45) 175
   Sarah McCue (St. Thomas)        85 (43-42)  90 (46-44) 175
   Katti Severson (St. Thomas)     88 (43-45)  87 (42-45) 175
16 Nicole Koskey (Concordia)       83 (46-37)  93 (49-44) 176
17 Amanda Slaughter (Macalester)   88 (44-44)  89 (46-43) 177
18 Megan Rudiger (St. Olaf)        87 (46-41)  91 (46-45) 178
   Katie Sweeney (St. Thomas)      85 (42-43)  93 (46-47) 178
20 Amy Ellingson (Gustavus)        86 (44-42)  93 (43-50) 179
   Molly Grisham (Gustavus)        91 (46-45)  88 (45-43) 179
   Kristin Hillemeier (St. Ben's)  93 (42-51)  86 (44-42) 179
23 Christina Ley (St. Olaf)        92 (48-44)  88 (45-43) 180
   Lisa Schlatter (St. Thomas)     88 (42-46)  92 (43-49) 180
   Jennie Whitehouse (Macalester)  88 (43-45)  92 (44-48) 180
26 Erin Phillips (Macalester)      86 (42-44)  95 (46-49) 181
27 Leah Wangerin (St. Thomas)      89 (46-43)  93 (45-48) 182
28 Tracy Nygaard (St. Olaf)        93 (48-45)  92 (45-47) 185
29 Sheless Davis (St. Benedict)    89 (46-43)  98 (51-47) 187
30 Jenny Moore (St. Olaf)          96 (48-48)  93 (48-45) 189
   Sarah O'Donnell (Gustavus)     103 (50-53)  86 (48-38) 189
32 Becky Esser (Augsburg)          99 (47-52)  94 (47-47) 193
33 Liz Cebula (Augsburg)           93 (48-45) 102 (53-49) 195
34 Liv Anda Knatterud (St. Olaf)   97 (49-48)  99 (49-50) 196
35 Gabe Hernan (Macalester)       100 (48-52)  98 (46-52) 198
36 Sonja Wilhelm (St. Olaf)       108 (52-56)  96 (44-52) 204
37 Erica Huls (Augsburg)          102 (49-53) 103 (52-51) 205
38 Val Miller (Macalester)        108 (56-52) 103 (53-50) 211
39 Mary Michaelson (Augsburg)     112 (58-54) 112 (57-55) 224
40 Kristie Nelson (Concordia)      85 (43-42) DQ(Incorr. scorecard)
 
 
 
 

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9/28/98

Tournament Preview
by Tim Kennedy,
Gustavus SID

The first MIAC Championship event of the fall season will be contested this weekend as the women's golf teams play for their title at the Oakdale Country Club near Hutchinson.  It appears that three teams are the frontrunners for the title and they are Concordia, St. Ben's and Gustavus.

Concordia has to be the favorite since they are the defending champions and have beaten both Gustavus and St. Ben's in head-to-head competition this fall.  Since the MIAC began sponsoring a championship for women's golf in 1991, the Cobbers have won the title six times (1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997).  St. Thomas won the title in 1994.

St. Ben's has bested Concordia twice in head-to-head competition this fall.  They finished ahead of the Cobbers at the Concordia Invitational.  The Blazers also finished ahead of Gustavus at the Concordia Invitational.

Gustavus and Concordia have only faced-off once this fall with Concordia finishing six strokes better at the Concordia Invite.

Gustavus has split its two meetings with St. Ben's, with the Gusties 18 strokes better than the Blazers at the UW-Eau Claire Invite and St. Ben's finishing 14 strokes better than Gustavus at the Concordia Invite.

Any way you look at it, it appears to be a very interesting tournament.

In the most current Division III National Poll, Concordia is ranked third, Gustavus is ranked fifth and St. Ben's is ranked ninth.  This past weekend, Concordia won the Southwest State Invitational and again finished ahead of St. Ben's, while Gustavus won the very competitive Buena Vista Invitational.

In winning the BV Invite, Gustavus finished ahead of Simpson College, ranked second in Division III, and Mankato State, ranked in the top five in Division II.

Macalester junior Jennie Whitehouse will attempt to defend the medalist title she claimed last fall by eight strokes.  Others expected to contend for the individual title include Christie Strecker, Kristen Hanson, Kari Weidner and Nicole Koskey of Concordia, Heather Schmitt and Sheless Davis of St. Ben's and Tammy Williams and Alicia Golembeski of Gustavus. All of the above except for Golembeski, who is a first year player, finished in the top ten at last year's tournament and earned all-conference honors.
 
 



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Saturday, Oct. 3
(first grouping is off Tee 1;   second grouping is off Tee 10)
12:00 noon:
Augsburg 1, St. Olaf 1, St. Thomas 1 (Tee 1);
Augsburg 4, St. Olaf 4, St. Thomas 4 (Tee 10).
12:08 p.m.:
Concordia 1, Gustavus 1, St. Benedict 1 (Tee 1);
Concordia 4, Gustavus 4, St. Benedict 4 (Tee 10).
12:16 p.m.:
Macalester 1, Augsburg 2, St. Olaf 2 (Tee 1);
Macalester 4, Augsburg 5, St. Olaf 5 (Tee 10).
12:24 p.m.:
St. Thomas 2, Concordia 2, Gustavus 2 (Tee 1);
St. Thomas 5, Concordia 5, Gustavus 5 (Tee 10).
12:32 p.m.:
St. Benedict 2, Macalester 2, Augsburg 3 (Tee 1);
St. Benedict 5, Macalester 5, St. Olaf 6 (Tee 10).
12:40 p.m.:
St. Olaf 3, St. Thomas 3, Concordia 3 (Tee 1);
St. Thomas 6, Concordia 6, Gustavus 6, St. Benedict 6 (Tee 10).
12:48 p.m.:
Gustavus 3, St. Benedict 3, Macalester 3 (Tee 1); none from Tee 10.

Sunday, October 4:
Play begins at 9 a.m., off of Tee 1 and Tee 10; order of play will be
determined by first-round scores.

Teams (number determined by random drawing):
1. Augsburg.
2. St. Olaf.
3. St. Thomas.
4. Concordia.
5. Gustavus.
6. St. Benedict.
7. Macalester.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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