Augustana College printing logo

September 2, 2012

Wilkinson leads way at Illinois College Invitational

Senior Morgan Wilkinson led the Augustana effort at the Illinois College Invitational with an 11th place finish and a two-day score of 172.

JACKSONVILLE, Ill. - After opening the 2012 women's golf season a week ago with a dual meet victory over St. Ambrose, Augustana moved into tournament-style competition over the Labor Day weekend. The Vikings of veteran head coach Ron Standley placed sixth in the Illinois College Fall Invitational on Saturday, September 1 and Sunday, September 2 at The Links in Jacksonville, Illinois.

Senior Morgan Wilkinson (Westmont HS, Westmont, Ill.) led the way for Augustana with an 11th place individual finish in the 12 team event. She recorded a two-day total of 172 with an 84 on Saturday and an 88 on Sunday.

Augustana had a team score of 712 over the 36-hole tournament. The Vikings shot 360 on the first day of the par 72 course and lowered that to 352 on the second day. Indiana Tech won the tournament with a score of 682 (341+341) while Illinois Wesleyan was second with 692 (343+349). Millikin took third at 695 (347+348) while Rend Lake was fourth with a score of 701 (357+344). Wisconsin Platteville's 711 (357+354) was just ahead of Augustana's 712. Monmouth ended up seventh at 726 (363+363) and Clarke was eighth with 745 (380+365). Illinois College (762 - 387+375), Lincoln (800 - 414+386) and Millikin's B team (829 - 409+420) rounded out the field.

Senior Megan Vandersee (Sterling HS, Sterling, Ill.) was the next-best Viking finisher behind Wilkinson. Vandersee placed 20th with a score of 177 (88+89). Junior Jamie Lawrence (Moline HS, Moline, Ill.) took 21st with a score of 178 as she shook off a first round of 92 to come back and shoot 86 the second day.

Freshman Samantha Barlage (Marian Catholic HS, Lansing, Ill.) shot 185 (96+89) and junior Kelly Farina (Normal West HS, Bloomington, Ill.) had a 191 (102+89).

The Vikings will host the Augustana Invitational on Thursday, September 6 at Emeis Golf Course in Davenport, Iowa with action getting underway at 10:00 a.m.