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March 3, 2009

2008-2009 Season - Women's golf team 12th at SCAD Invitational

SAVANNAH, Ga. – The Augustana women’s golf team competed in the Savannah College of Art & Design Spring Invitational on March 2-3 at the Wilmington Island, Club in Savannah, Georgia. The Vikings finished 12th out of 16 teams against a lot of strong competition. The Vikings shot a team score of 377 on the first day of play and followed with a total of 391 in the second round to finish the event with a score of 768 for the two day event.

Senior Rachel Gahn (Edina HS, Edina, Minn.) led the squad with a two day score of 176. She fired a team best round of 84 on the first day and followed with a 92. Gahn finished tied for 35th place in the 83 player field. Senior Heather Arizpe (Conant HS, Schaumburg, Ill.) was second for Augustana with a two day total of 184, tying for 53rd place. She had identical scores of 92 in both rounds of play.

Freshman Brittany Carr (Conant HS, Schaumburg, Ill.) contributed as the third scorer for Augustana. She finished in a tie for 64th after firing rounds of 94 and 99 for a total of 193. Sophomore Jessica Berens (Schaumburg HS, Schaumburg, Ill.) was the fourth scorer for the Vikings at the event. She shot rounds of 107 and 108 to finish in 74th place with a total of 215.

Junior Katherine Mascheri (Hersey HS, Mount Prospect, Ill.) and senior Shasta Ketcham (Danville HS, Danville, Iowa) also competed for the Blue & Gold. Mascheri finished in 75th place with a score of 224 (115 + 109). Ketcham took 78th place with a total of 240 (127 + 113).

Berry won the team event with a score of 642 (316 + 326) and Embry-Riddle was second with 646 strokes (319 + 327). Savannah College of Art & Design (647), Northwood (666), and Dayton (667) rounded out the top five.

Northwood’s Emelie Andersson shot a two day total of 156 to earn medalist honors, finishing one shot ahead of four other golfers to earn the individual title.

The women are back on the course on April 5-6 at the Loras Invitational in Dubuque, Iowa.

Story written by Assistant Sports Information Director Adam Strand