Women’s golf takes 2nd at Payne Stewart Memorial Tournament

U-News Staff

Women’s golf showing off their trophy for the 2nd place finish.
Women’s golf showing off their trophy for the 2nd place finish.

The women’s golf team took second place in the MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial Tournament in Springfield, Mo. last week on Oct. 17-18. With a total score of 926 (304-309-313), the Roos walked away with their heads held high as they recorded their best finish in a tournament since 2009. Freshman Rachel Mulkey (74-76-80) and Micah Radler (77-76-77) both led the Roos, tallying total scores of 230 and tying for 7th place on the individual leaderboard. Just three shots back was junior Taylor Fisher at a total of 233 (76-79-78), enough to place her in 16th. Freshman Susan Kirschenman (77-78-80) tied for 18th place with a total of 235, while junior Emily Isaacson recorded a 236 (78-80-78), and earned a 21st place overall tournament ranking.

Competing as individuals were senior Madison Maddox and freshman Kailee Kuehn. Maddox shot a 231 (80-75-76) tying her for the 11th spot, while Kuehn notched the 49th rank with a 254 total score and (85-80-89). Wrapping up the tournament as well as the fall season, Mulkey said, “I think we all played really well and we broke a lot of records; like this last tournament was our best finish in a division 1 tournament in a while. Last year we did 50 strokes worse so there has been a lot of progress so far. We’re really going to work hard this off-season. One of our goals is to break 300 next season. I think the spring season we’re going to do really well”.

Kuehn also expressed a desire for the team to reach 300.

“We feel great about the season. We’re seeing the potential of our team. We moved up a tremendous amount in the Golf stat rankings. We’re excited about the direction the team is headed and looking forward to our next season,” Kuehn said.

After a fall season which many program records were rewritten, the women’s golf team will tee off again in the spring of 2012.

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