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Quick Facts

Head Coach: Eric Sieger
Seasons at school: Starting 14th
Telephone: (507)222-4183
Fax: (507)222-5550
Alma Mater/Year: Luther College (Iowa)/1997

2013 Conference Record/finish: Second at 2012 MIAC Championships, Holden won individual title

Captains: Kelsey Moede & Taylor Wells

Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 5/0

Top Returners
Shannon Holden
(So./Simi Valley, Calif./Royal), 2013 WGCA All-American Honorable Mention...2013 All-Midwest Region...2013 MIAC Rookie-of-the-year...2013 All-MIAC...Won Individual MIAC championship at 2013 MIAC tournament...Set Carleton scoring average record of 79.0 (led MIAC)...Had six top-five finishes (including two victories).
Kelsey Moede (Sr./Lake Oswego, Ore.), sixth at 2013 MIAC Championships… Earned All-MIAC and WGCA All-Region honors for second straight year… Recorded 79.95 stroke average in 2012-13, a new school record… 2012-13: Tallied nine top 10 finishes in 10 starts, and five finishes of fifth or better… She tied the 36-hole school record with her eight-over par 152 at the 2012-13 Division III Classic… Finished 12th at 2011 Oregon Class 6A State Championship and 16th at 2010 Class 6A State Championship, played in state tournament four straight years… Four-year varsity letterwinner and two-time all-league selection… Helped team finish fourth at state tournament freshmen year and second sophomore season.
Taylor Wells (Sr./Rochester, Minn./Century), Three-time All-MIAC and two-time WGCA All-Region pick… First player in Carleton women’s golf history to earn the conference honors in her first three seasons… Her 81.32 stroke average ranks fourth on the school’s all-time list, while her 81.17 career stroke average is the lowest in school history… In 2013-14, recorded three top-10 finishes in four starts… At 2012 Wartburg Fall Invite fired a school-record eight-over par 152… Set school record at the conference tournament with her second-round, even-par 72… Owns four of the lowest 12 rounds in school history… Two-time all-state selection; Five-time Big 9 all-conference pick, twice Big 9 Champion… Four-time Minnesota Class AAA state tournament qualifier… Two-time pick to Team Minnesota for Minnesota-Wisconsin Junior PGA Cup… Finished T4th in 2010 Minnesota Jr. PGA Players Tour Player of the Year race and 9th in 2009.
Grace Gilmore (Jr./Edina, Minn./Edina) 2013-14 All-MIAC and WGCA All-Region selection...Finished seventh at conference tournament...Won 2014 spring Blugold Invite...Recorded six top-10 finishes in 2013-14.
Geraldine Tellbuescher (So./Ashiya, Japan/Canadian Academy) 2013-14 All-MIAC and WGCA All-Region selection...Finished tenth at conference tournament...Finished in top-five for last four tournaments of the season...Had an 81.6 shot average (6th in conference)

Key Losses

Entering 17th year as varsity sport, 16th with full competition schedule... Laura Knutson '11 is first Carleton women's golfer to earn all-conference honors in consecutive seasons, as she was 2008 and 2009 All-MIAC… Katrina Wood '09 named all-region and earned spot at NCAA Championships as individual qualifier in 2008… Kassie Wells '07 became first Carleton female golfer to compete at NCAA Championships, finishing 34th at the 2007 national championships… Team has produced three National Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholars in 2003-04, 2004-05 and 2005-06 and 23 overall in the last 11 seasons… Carole Pushing Burch '61 was Carleton's first-ever female national champion, winning the National Women's Collegiate Golf Championship as a first-year season in 1958. She was a two-time winner of the Minnesota State Amateur Golf Tournament. She passed away in April 2003.