Final Results (pdf)
WAVERLY, Iowa––Kelsey Moede (So./Lake Oswego, Ore.) fired a seven-over par 79 to lead the 23rd-ranked Carleton College women’s golf team to a 338 team score in the Wartburg Invitational’s first round.
Sunday's second round was canceled by poor weather conditions, leaving the Knights in sixth place in the 10-team field.
Taylor Wells (So./Rochester, Minn./Century) added an 81, Grace Gilmore (Fy./Edina, Minn.) tallied an 83, and Mara Daly (Fy./St. Louis Park, Minn.) a 95 for Carleton, playing outside for the first time in a month after its spring break trip to Hawaii.
“I felt we actually played pretty solid,” Carleton head coach Eric Sieger said. “We haven’t played outside, so our short games were a little rusty, but we hit it pretty well and mentally I thought we were solid.
"The girls were pretty disappointed we didn't get to play on Sunday--we were off to a good start and had hoped we could move up a couple of spots."
For many of the teams it’s the first significant golf played outside in many weeks, practice or competition.
Tenth-ranked St. Olaf ended up winning the event with its first-round 312, paced by individual co-medalist Molly Erickson at 75. The Oles were followed by tournament host Wartburg at 315, led by Samantha Heinen who matched Erickson’s score. No. 21 St. Thomas ended third at 323, No. 22 UW-Eau Claire placed fourth 332 and UW-Stout fifth at 335.
The Knights are back in action on Saturday and Sunday, April 27-28, hosting the nine-team Carleton Invitational at Northfield Golf Club. Tee times begin shortly after noon both days.