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September 20, 2009

2009-2010 Season - Vikings finish fourth at St. Ambrose Classic

DAVENPORT, Iowa – The Augustana women’s golf team finished fourth at the two-day St. Ambrose Classic this past weekend.  The first round was held at the Glynns Creek Golf Course in Parkview, Iowa with the final round coming at Emeis Golf Course in Davenport, Iowa.  Freshman Megan Vandersee (Sterling HS, Sterling, Ill.) led the Vikings with a 10th place finish.

The Blue & Gold finished the event with a total score of 701.  Augustana shot a 344 on the first day and a 357 for the second round.  Vandersee fired an 83 in the first round and followed with an 87 to finish at 170 for the tournament.  Sophomore Brittany Carr (Lincoln Way East HS, Frankfort, Ill.) also put together a strong tournament, finishing in a tie for 12th place after rounds of 85 and 88 gave her a final score of 173.  Freshman Morgan Wilkinson (Westmont HS, Westmont, Ill.) came in third for Augustana with a total of 178 after scores of 88 and 90.  She finished in a tie for 18th place overall.  Senior Katy Mascheri (Hersey HS, Mount Prospect, Ill.) took 21st place with rounds of 88 and 94 and a total of 182.

St. Ambrose won the event with a score of 663, followed by St. Francis (681) and Ashford (689).  Augustana finished in front of Clarke (710), Mount Mercy (721), Central JV (736), Monmouth (761), St. Ambrose JV (778), Knox (810), Iowa Wesleyan (DNF), and Cornell (DNF).

Junior Jessica Berens (Schaumburg HS, Schaumburg, Ill.), senior Liz Scarlata (Fremd HS, Palatine, Ill.), and junior Courtney VandeWiele (Alleman HS, Rock Island, Ill.) also competed for the Vikings.  Berens shot a 94 on the first day and then a 92 to finish at 186 and tied for 24th place.  Scarlata ended in a tie for 40th place after rounds of 96 and 98 gave her a total of 194.  VandeWiele took 58th place with a total of 243, firing rounds of 116 and 127.

Ashford’s Jordan Davis won medalist honors with a two day total of 153, shooting an 80 on the first day and following that up with a 73, the low round of the entire tournament, on the second day of competition.

Story written by Assistant Sports Information Director Adam Strand