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Result: 1st of 16 teams / Euyang T-2nd, Sakamoto T-2nd, Chan T-4th, Wang T-4th

Women's Golf at Wartburg Fall Invitational

Saturday, September 8th, 2018 – 9:00 a.m. (Sat.) / TBD (Sun.) at Waverly, Iowa - Prairie Links Golf Club

Knights break more records in winning Wartburg Fall Invitational

Abby Euyang
Abby Euyang
Photo: Nathan Klok

WAVERLY, Iowa – The No. 9-ranked Carleton College women’s golf team continued its scorching start to the season with a decisive team victory at the Wartburg Fall Invitational. In the process, the Knights broke the team’s 18- and 36-hole scoring records.

Carleton was on the attack at Prairie Links Golf Course and carded a 12-over par 300 on Saturday and followed that up with a final-round score of 293, the lowest single-round tally (in relation to par) in team history. The Knights bettered the previous standard of 294 established at this same course in September 2016 (SEE CHART BELOW). Likewise, the two-day team total 593 strokes eclipsed the previous 36-hole mark established a week ago at the CSB Invite.

“The team powered through tough conditions on Saturday,” said Carleton head coach Molly Erickson. “Looking at the scores, you’d have no idea they were battling 15-20 mile per hour winds all day.

“They followed it up with another extremely impressive second day, and I couldn’t be more proud of our performance. It’s a privilege to coach these girls, and I’m loving every minute of it.”

Grinnell College, paced by individual medalist Vidushi Sinha (+3, 75-72=147) finished the weekend 20 strokes behind the Knights.

Carleton placed six golfers in the top 10, including Abby Euyang (So./Seattle, Wash./Lakeside) and Ayumi Sakamoto (Sr./Honolulu, Hawaii/ʻIolani School), who tied for second place in the 16-team field.

Alexis Chan (So./Castle Rock, Colo./Rock Canyon) and Ziyi Wang (Sr./Beijing City, China/Lighthouse Christian Academy) tied for fourth place. Playing as an individual, Kristin Miyagi (Fy./Honolulu, Hawaii/'Iolani School) finished in eighth place, and Alyssa Akiyama (Jr./Terrace Park, Ohio/Seven Hills School) was part of a multi-player tie for 10th.

Carleton started the weekend with a team score of 300 on Saturday, at the time only the fifth time in program history that the Knights shot 300 or better. Wang (+5, 74-75=149) and Miyagi (+7, 74-77=151) were tied for the overall lead after the first round. Euyang (+4, 75+73=148) and Chan (+5, 75-74=149) were only a shot back, and Akiyama (+9, 76-77=153) was just two strokes off the pace.

Sakamoto (+5, 77-71=148) was tied for 11th after Saturday’s opening round but totaled six birdies on Sunday and fired a career best-tying one-under par 71 to vault up the leaderboard. Euyang also tallied a career day in the final round with her one-over par 73.

Carleton has won 13 consecutive regular season tournaments, dating back to April 15, 2017. Additionally, Carleton has registered a pair of top-7 results at the NCAA Championships over that span.

The team is in action on Sept 15-16 at the D3 Classic held at the Jewell Golf Club in Lake City, Minn.

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]
4. +11 (299), MIAC Championships, Round 3, 10/6/14 [Shannon Holden 72, Grace Gilmore 73, Geraldine Tellbuescher 76, Taylor Wells 78]
4. +11 (299), CSB Invitational, Round 2, 9/2/18 [Ziyi Wang 72, Ayumi Sakamoto 75, Abby Euyang 75, Kristin Miyagi 77]
6. +12 (300), Wartburg Fall Invitational, Round 2, 9/7/14 [Shannon Holden 73, Geraldine Tellbuescher 75, Taylor Wells 75, Kelsey Moede 77]
6. +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
4. +32 (608), Wartburg Fall Invitational, 9/10-11/16
5. +33 (609), MIAC Championships, 10/7-8/17 (Rounds 1+2)