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Result: 1st of 13 teams / Sakamoto 2nd, Euyang 4th

Women's Golf at D3 Classic

Saturday, September 15th, 2018 – 11:00 a.m. (Sat.) / TBD (Sun.) at Lake City, Minn. - The Jewel Golf Club

Knights keep rolling with win at D3 Classic

Ayumi Sakamoto
Ayumi Sakamoto
Photo: Chris Ebert

LAKE CITY, Minn. – All six Knights entered in the tournament placed among the top-20 finishers as No. 9-ranked Carleton College women’s golf captured the team title at the D3 Classic held at The Jewel Golf Club.

Carleton fired a tournament-record 9-over total of 297 in Saturday’s opening round. That is already the team’s fourth sub-300 round of the year and is tied for the third-best round (in relation to par) in program history. After turning in a 307 on Sunday, the Knights’ 36-hole total of 604 also tied for third best in team annals. (SEE CHARTS BELOW) The Knights finished the tournament 19 shots clear of second place College of Saint Benedict.

“The ladies performed extremely well in tough conditions on Saturday,” said Carleton head coach Molly Erickson. “The Jewel always provides a good challenge, but but the high temps made for a couple of very long and testing days.

“This team has real grit and I know we experienced some frustrations on Sunday, but no one ever gave up on their round. Couldn’t be more proud of this team.”

Ayumi Sakamoto (Sr./Honolulu, Hawaii/ʻIolani School) paced the Knights, taking second in the field of 75 golfers. She notched an even-par 72 on Sunday to wrap up the weekend with a 2-over total of 146.

Abby Euyang (So./Seattle, Wash./Lakeside) carded a career-best even-par 72 on Saturday en route to grabbing fourth place with a 4-over total of 148. Playing as an individual, Kristin Miyagi (Fy./Honolulu, Hawaii/'Iolani School) tied for eighth overall. (+9, 78-75=153).

Ziyi Wang (Sr./Beijing City, China/Lighthouse Christian Academy) started with a 76 on Saturday but slipped to 10th place overall after carding a 79 in the final round to finish the tournament at 11-over par.

After posting a 3-over par 75 on Saturday, Alexis Chan (So./Castle Rock, Colo./Rock Canyon) also struggled a bit in the second round, completing the round with an 83 to finish in a tie for 14th with a 14-over total of 158.

Alyssa Akiyama (Jr./Terrace Park, Ohio/Seven Hills School) finished with scores of 80 on both days, placing her in a tie for 18th with a 16-over total for the weekend.

This marked Carleton’s 14th consecutive regular-season team victory, a stretch that dates back to April 15, 2017. The Knights also have a pair of top-7 results at the NCAA Championships over this 17-month span.

Carleton is back in action this coming weekend at the St. Catherine Invitational to be played at Bellwood Oaks Golf Club in Hastings, Minn. That will be the Knights’ final tune-up before the MIAC Championships the following weekend.

LOW 18-HOLE ROUND (in relation to par)

1. +5 (293), Wartburg Fall Invitational, Round 2, 9/9/18 [Ayumi Sakamoto 71, Abby Euyang 73, Alexis Chan 74, Ziyi Wang 75]
2. +6 (294), Wartburg Fall Invitational, Round 2, 9/11/16 [Alyssa Akiyama 67, Ziyi Wang 72, Ayumi Sakamoto 76, Geraldine Tellbuescher 79]
3. +9 (297), CSB Invitational, Round 1, 9/1/18 [Ziyi Wang 73, Ayumi Sakamoto 73, Alyssa Akiyama 74, Kristin Miyagi 77]
3. +9 (297), D3 Classic, Round 1, 9/15/18 [Abby Euyang 72, Ayumi Sakamoto 74, Alexis Chan 75, Ziyi Wang 76]

5. +11 (299), MIAC Championships, Round 3, 10/6/14 [Shannon Holden 72, Grace Gilmore 73, Geraldine Tellbuescher 76, Taylor Wells 78]
5. +11 (299), CSB Invitational, Round 2, 9/2/18 [Ziyi Wang 72, Ayumi Sakamoto 75, Abby Euyang 75, Kristin Miyagi 77]
7. +12 (300), Wartburg Fall Invitational, Round 2, 9/7/14 [Shannon Holden 73, Geraldine Tellbuescher 75, Taylor Wells 75, Kelsey Moede 77]
7. +12 (300), Wartburg Fall Invitational, Round 1, 9/8/18 [Ziyi Wang 74, Abby Euyang 75, Alexis Chan 75, Alyssa Akiyama 76]

LOW 36-HOLE ROUND/TOTAL (in relation to par)

1. +17 (593), Wartburg Fall Invitational, 9/8-9/18
2. +20 (596), CSB Invitational, 9/1-2/18
3. +28 (604), Wartburg Fall Invitational, 9/6-7/14
3. +28 (604), D3 Classic, 9/15-16/18

5. +32 (608), Wartburg Fall Invitational, 9/10-11/16
6. +33 (609), MIAC Championships, 10/7-8/17 (Rounds 1+2)